Know Thy Friend: Kerry O’Regan

When I reflected on how I came to be a Quaker, I kept going back and back, following the strands of influences in my life, to my earliest memories of childhood. So I think, in order to answer the question, I’ll have to start there and develop the answer in a meandery...

Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Australia, will be held at 1pm on Sunday 20 January 2019 in Canberra ACT, at the Friends Meeting House, Condamine Street, Turner ACT.

Know thy Friend: Jan de Voogd

In conversation with Rae Litting, New South Wales Regional Meeting Jan tells me his life is made of out of four components – music, boats, peace, and Quakers. He says that music is his passion. Jan started to learn to play the oboe, which he got for his 21st birthday,...

The “G” word

Mary Grbavac, Queensland Regional Meeting Friends, I have been contemplating the issue of the word “God” quite a lot lately. This has been triggered by being gently chided a couple of times for using the word “God” and being told that Quakers don’t use it anymore. I...

Reflections on AYM

Gretchen Castle, FWCC General Secretary, World Office in London I am a Quaker. I am part of a world-wide Quaker community, and I inhabit that knowledge daily. It helps me live the way I want to. The knowledge and reality of that community membership informs my life...