A Reunion of the Worldwide Family of Friends

Susan Addison, Australia Yearly Meeting.  Some 850 members of our worldwide family of Friends from 51 countries came together from 17 to 25 April at Kabarak University in Kenya to share food, lodgings and spiritual nourishment. Expectations were high that we would...

An Open Letter on Behalf of the World’s Poor.

Jackie Perkins, New South Wales Regional Meeting. In 2000, Australia agreed to play its part in global efforts to halve the number of people living in poverty by 2015. Australians can be proud that, so far, their leaders have kept this promise made in our name. This...

Salt and Light.

Pradip Lamichhane, Nepal Friends Evangelical Church. This is an edited extract from a talk given by Pradip at this year’s FWCC conference in Kenya. When I first heard the theme of the world gathering I found it difficult to understand. After long silence and...

Night Garden, Easter Thursday.

Virginia Jealous, Western Australia  Regional Meeting. There is mystery here, in this night-altered garden, where things are not quite what they seem. High waxing moon spotlights a shadow that might be a man kneeling alongside keening frogs in the dam. A drum roll of...