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Poems Justin Simpson, New South Wales Regional Meeting In Silence Together Quietly we listento the whispering windgaze softlyat the wind-swept oceanconcentrate deeplyon the vast horizon (silent...

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Yearly Meeting 2021

Yearly Meeting 2021

Are you ready to join Yearly Meeting 2021 ?   We’re looking forward to welcoming you to YM21 on Saturday, July 3, by Zoom. The details our on the Quakers Australia website:...

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Songs for a Quaker Choir

Songs for a Quaker Choir New words by Janice Blakeney, Tasmania Regional MeetingThe Sound of Silence - Revisited with apologies to Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel Come to Meeting with the Friends,All...

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Editorial

Regular on-line readers may have found that the Australian Friend was temporarily unavailable.  It has suffered a near death experience due to technical issues which I do not understand. ...

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A Friendly meditation on gender

A Friendly meditation on gender

Evan Gallagher (he/him), Canberra & Region Quakers Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like...

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Know Your Friend: Rosemary Epps

Know Your Friend: Rosemary Epps

Born as the Japanese surrendered 75 years ago, I was an unwitting beneficiary of the promise of peace. Eight months later, my father returned from repatriating sick prisoners of war. He settled into...

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On the Labyrinth of Life

On the Labyrinth of Life

On the labyrinth of life There are no dead ends Just keep going Into the centre Then out to the edge Into the centre For silence, stillness, grace Then out to the edge With the voice you’ve heard...

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Quakers and the South African War

Quakers and the South African War

Peter D. Jones, Tasmania Regional Meeting The South African (Boer) War – an introduction  Europeans – the Portuguese – first reached the Cape of Good Hope in 1488 but the Dutch laid their claim to...

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The Power of Witness

Kaye Wright, Victoria Regional Meeting It was about twelve years ago when I heard an interview on the radio by Margaret Throsby which changed my life.  I can’t remember the details but the spirit of...

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Popular Posts

The Paradox of Power

The Paradox of Power by Brendan Caulfield-James | 6 Dec, 2020 Brendan Caulfield-James, Victoria Regional Meeting The greatest achievement of humanity is not its works of art, science or technology, but the recognition of its own...

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Studying to Create God in Our Own Image?

Ivan Himmelhoch, Victoria Regional Meeting It is always profoundly humbling to visit a person in a hospice at the end stage of their life’s journey. Such encounters have also made me reflect very deeply as to why that...

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