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As Friends we are fortunate to have been given a wide freedom to work out the interpretation, expression and application of our testimonies — in words and in life. This ministry is prompted by a profound personal engagement with the spiritual.
The words are a gift that must be shared. In this issue of the Friend, as the year draws to a close, we look back at a selection of some important Quaker writing published in The Swarthmore Lecture by Rachel Brett was, for many, a highlight of Britain Yearly Meeting and Janet Quilley gives an informed and insightful review of the longer, published version.
Her review celebrates the patient, non-judgmental, style of the very best Quaker peace work. David Blamires book, Pushing at the Frontiers of Change, a perceptive personal memoir of Quaker involvement with homosexuality, is one of the most significant titles of Kelvin Beer-Jones highlights the story it tells of Quaker faith in action. A number of interesting books on Quaker spirituality and faith were published in It is a time of change and challenge for publishers involved in Quaker books.
On Being with Krista Tippett
Several Yearly Meetings, on both sides of the Atlantic, have drastically cut their output in recent years. Sessions of York closed after making an enormous contribution to the life of the Religious Society of Friends. They are part of the story of Quaker publishing.
It is a story, however, that needs to be supported if it is to continue.
Friends can do so by purchasing books. It is a good season to do this.
- In the Pale Moonlight.
- Pushing at the Frontiers of Change;
- Books March 2013.
- History of the United Netherlands from the Death of William the Silent to the Twelve Years Truce, 1609?
Earlier this year the Norwegian musician Ylvis released a song The Fox what does fox say? This version retains the original fast-paced music of the…. She does this through writing about a very specific area: the microcredit schemes developed by Mohammed Yunus Grameen Bank ,….
As someone when, if asked, identifies as a Quaker, although I am unable to attend Quaker Meetings as…. The better angels of our nature by Stephen Pinker. Review by Stephen Cox This is a big book, addressing an enormous set of questions.