Category: Quakers

Quaker specific content, usually relating to Britain Yearly Meeting specifically.

Mountains
AdventWord

AdventWords 2022: Mountains

Respect the wide diversity among us in our lives and relationships. Refrain from making prejudiced judgments about the life journeys of others. Do you foster the spirit of mutual understanding and forgiveness which our discipleship asks of us? Remember that each one of us is unique, precious, a child of God. QF&P: 1.02.22 Tim Gouw

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Teach
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AdventWords 2022: Teach

Photo: Tim Mossholder Quakers believe that we are all equal before G-D, and that the spirit of G-D is at work within each of, making us both teachers and students throughout our lives.  How does this work practically?  Well, as a facilitator or a teacher you aren’t just providing or pouring in information, but instead

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Together
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AdventWord 2022: Together

As a meeting ‘gathers’, as each individual ‘centers down’, there gradually develops a feeling of belonging to a group who are together seeking a sense of the Presence. The ‘I’ in us begins to feel like ‘we’. At some point – it may be early in the meeting or it may be later, or it

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#AdventWord 2019: 20 Go

‘Go’ today’s #AdventWord is one that shows action – and often is used as a one-word demand or instruction. Getting out and talking to others in your neighbourhood or surrounding areas can be daunting but finding a way to interact with others can lead to new and often unexpected partnerships. Barbara Hayes of Chichester Quaker

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#AdventWord 2019: 19 Bless

By occupation he was a barber, and on moving into this district in 1937 from Swindon, he first took a shop in Wallington, and later one in a poor part of Croydon. Not all who went there did so for a shave or a haircut, but to enjoy its friendly atmosphere, and to talk to

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#AdventWord 2019: 18 Worship

Worship is a fundamental part of religious life. As a Quaker I appreciate the belief that everything is equally sacred. Therefore any Quaker business meeting uses the ‘Quaker Business Method’ and a (local, area or yearly) meeting’s business meeting is formally called, a ‘Meeting for Worship for Business’, we also have ‘Meeting for Worship for

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#AdventWord 2019: 17 Pray

Prayer is an exercise of the spirit, as thought is of the mind. To pray about anything is to use the powers of our spirit on it, just as to think clearly is to use our mental powers. For the best solution of every problem, the best carrying out of every action, both thought and

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#AdventWord 2019: 6 House

photo by http://www.mikemcsharry.com/ on Flickr This isn’t a post about ‘Why have a meeting house?‘ but instead about the sharing of that house with other faith groups. Quakers respect other faiths and are willing to work alongside them, including sharing our buildings with them. Not only in a eirenic or ecumenical way, but because sharing

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#AdventWord 2019: 2 Visit

One of the things I love about working for MBS is the chance to visit so many meeting houses and churches. Each looks different, each reflects the time and place that it was designed, built, or renovated. There is a collection of images on Flickr created by a Quaker photographer John Hall – well worth

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Quakers & Business Gathering and AGM 2019 – Strategy Day

The Strategy Day is an opportunity to: Explore what Q&B does now. Help shape its future with plans on how it can best support both its members and further abroad. Quakers and Business Group promotes Quaker values and principles in business and the workplace. It provides a supportive network for those upholding these principles, researches

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Quaker Business Method

The Quaker Business Method: How It Works Is Why It Works

At the 2018 Quakers & Business Conference Peter Cheng gave some very well received talks on his research into the Quaker Business Method and Cognitive Science. The talks led to another event held in Birmingham, sponsored by the Quakers and Business Group and hosted by Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP. The videos are now available and

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Outreach

Trust and Integrity in Business – which questions do we ask? And of whom?

Quakers & Business Annual Conference 2018: Wednesday 5th December 2018, at Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ. 9:30am to 4:30pm. Please click here for a detailed programme including a description of the stream and speaker options. Who is this for? Anybody in the world of business, owners, managers, employees, public and third sector,

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Quaker Leadership – Quaker & Business Gathering ’18

Quaker & Business Tickets are now available for the Quaker & Business Gathering 2018. Date & Time: Saturday 30th June 2018, 9am – 5pm Location: Friargate Quaker Meeting House, Friargate, York YO1 9RL This year’s theme is Quaker Leadership, and as one of the planning committee I’m delighted that we’ve been able to get three

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Building Peace Together

Building Peace Together a Practical Resource Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) has produced a useful report with practical resources: The visibility of violent conflict from all over the world in our daily digest of news and media creates a sense that violence – or the threat of violence – is ever-present, when in fact,

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