Thoughts

David Swain, New South Wales Regional Meeting. I’ve been thinking over a few articles that have appeared in the Australian Friend over the past few months. Geoffrey Ballard in the March 2015 issue suggested that “Quakers must drag themselves into the 21st century, and...

Summary of 2014 Epistles

Ray Brindle, Victoria Regional Meeting There are more than 90 Yearly Meetings and associations of Friends around the world. We received epistles during 2014 from about one fifth of those; including a couple obtained through FWCC, we have 18 to hand: 10 from US YMs...

A theist and a nontheist marry in a Quaker wedding

David Swain and Rae Litting, New South Wales Regional Meeting 1. The Nontheist’s story Rae and I decided to get married. I won’t go into the background – it goes back over half a century, so we were both of full age, perhaps overfull. We decided we would like a Quaker...

The Testimonies.

Robin Sinclair, South Australian Regional Meeting. In May a group of us at Silver Wattle spent six days looking at the Quaker Testimonies. What follows is not an account of what occurred. It is my response to our discussions Integrity, Equality, Simplicity, Justice...

Meeting for Remembrance at Yearly Meeting.

Liz Field, New South Wales Regional Meeting. For some years now, an important part of Yearly Meeting has been the Meeting for Worship for Remembrance. In this meeting we hear the names of all of those Friends who have died since the previous yearly Meeting, and we...