Our aging Society

Our aging Society

Tessa Spratt and Ginnie Allwood, Victoria Regional Meeting[1] As a birthright Member of the Society of 82 years standing, over the last few years, I have felt like a lone voice in the wilderness. Our Society is aging – fast – and very obviously. What are we doing...

Know Thy Friend: Julian Robertson

Peter Jones, Tasmania Regional Meeting Julian Robertson is well known to many Friends as a former Presiding Clerk of Australia YM, but his path to that role is not so well known. He was born in the south of England but with an Army Dad, spent the first twelve years of...

Reflections on Yearly Meeting 2016

A first-timer’s reflection Carol Thornton, Canberra Regional Meeting If I was to suggest one word that best described my experience of Yearly Meeting (YM), it would be “energising.” Elder Michael Searle’s suggestion that I attend the YM was appealing from the outset....

My Experiences as an Aotearoa Young Friend

 Rosie Remmerswaal, Quakers in Aotearoa New Zealand  With curiosity and enthusiasm, I travelled to Melbourne. I felt treasured to be chosen to represent Aotearoa Young Friends at Australian Yearly Meeting and Young Friends Camp, and valued this brilliant opportunity....

Supporting and Empowering Our Teens and Youth

Sally Kingsland, Canberra Regional Meeting The place of young people in our Australian Quaker community has been of great interest, and some concern, to me for many years. It has been a question of direct personal relevance as I have journeyed as a committed spiritual...