Editorial

Editorial We have had our second Yearly Meeting by zoom.  The articles in this issue show how we have improved our technical skills, and completed our essential business.  Discussions at Yearly Meeting expressed our gratitude for the work that went into keeping us all...
A Second Virtual Yearly Meeting   4-10 July 2021

A Second Virtual Yearly Meeting 4-10 July 2021

Sue Parritt, for YM21 Host Planning Committee Following Standing Committee’s acceptance of VRMs offer to host a Zoom YM21, the Committee began work in earnest, focusing particularly on the business process and IT. We agreed that Zoom meetings should be limited to 1½...

One non-theist’s tale

One non-theist’s tale David Swain, New South Wales Regional Meeting Let’s start with my history.  I came from a nominally Anglican family.  We didn’t go to church often, partly because we lived on a farm some distance from town. Services at our local village...

Editorial

The articles received for this issue of The Australian Friend cluster around the theme of Relationships.  Friends have been writing poetry touching on this theme, and we have articles about relationships with other Quakers at Yearly Meeting and in Geneva. Brendan...

Editorial

In this issue we reflect on our first ever Australia Yearly Meeting by Zoom.  The first reaction seems to be astonishment that it was done at all, and admiration and gratitude for those who arranged it at short notice.  There have been positives in this new...