Editorial

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.  We are scrambling to get the March issue up in time. ...
A nontheist puts a case for God

A nontheist puts a case for God

A nontheist puts a case for God Kerry O’Regan, South Australia and Northern Territory Regional Meeting In the final year at our Catholic school, we learnt the (was it seven?) Proofs for the Existence of God. I remember the Proof from First Cause. (Everything is...

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...

“Thank God” or “Thank god”?

“Thank God” or “Thank god”? Helen Gould, New South Wales Regional Meeting In the past few years, some people have taken to writing “god” where previously people would have written “God”.  I first noticed this in a journal I read regularly, New Scientist, which...

Speaking in Meetings for Worship

Duncan Frewin, Queensland Regional Meeting Sunday morning. There is stillness around the room. Quietly a Friend stands, breathes in, then breaks the silence to speak – a prayer perhaps, or spiritual reflection occasioned by a current issue, or an encouragement to...