Archive for the ‘Quaker mentions’ Category
“The history of consensus is long and varied. In Britain, Quakers have used consensus in their business meetings since the 17th century, which reflects their non-hierarchical methods and emphasis on equality. Today it is popular amongst activists who attempt to create something of the future, a more horizontal world, in the present.” Quaker Occupy protestor [...]
“Everyone had a role to play and my grandparents did their bit,” says Christine Ball, speaking of her grandparents’ role working for the Friends War Victims’ Relief Committee during the first world war. “Grandpa may not have wanted to fight but he gave something back,” she added. The story of Christine’s grandparents’ work is told in a [...]
A Quaker conference to consider new approaches to economic systems takes place on Saturday 24/09/2011 at Friends House in London. Organised by Northern Friends Peace Board, Quaker Peace & Social Witness and Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, the press release for the event states: “Quakers say that we live in a world where people and society [...]
“Quakers would ideally be suited to a home where any children are over the age of 14 and could possibly live with a female dog.” Great advice from an article in the Darlington and Stockton Times earlier this month. It turns out, though, that this advice is to help find a home for a black [...]
The ‘ninja nun’ who sat next to the world-famous William and Kate at their marriage in Westminster Abbey last week has been revealed to be the daughter of a Quaker… by the Daily Mail. Annaliese Brogden, 52, rose to brief worldwide fame after appearing at the royal marriage on 29/04/2011 wearing trainers (as well as her [...]
Thomas Swain of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting is due to appear on the BBC Radio 4 programme Soul Music on Tuesday 8th day of 3rd month at 1:30pm. It will be repeated on Saturday 12th day of 3rd month. It will be available for 7 days afterwards on BBC iplayer. Thomas was interviewed for the programme in 9th [...]
In an article in commentary magazine, Michael Rubin explains the American Friends Service Committee connection to North Korean cooperative farms that he alleges are slave labour camps.
Helen Drewery, general secretary of Quaker Peace & Social Witness, was quoted on Channel 4 news as part of a segment about whether Britain is ready for same-sex marriage. Here is the excerpt: C4: Civil partnerships will soon be allowed in consenting places of worship and consideration will be given by the government as to [...]
“Then I found myself staring at this Quaker poster in a traffic jam every day for three weeks: ‘Peace is a process to be engaged in, not a state to be reached’. It started to bore into my head, but i was very, very disinclined to talk to anyone who would want to convert me. [...]
An article by Justin Meggitt in the January 2011 edition of the Fortean Times examines the actions Quakers took in their early apocalyptic ministry. The article includes a ‘side panel’ on James Nayler.