Religious Society of Friends

  • December 6, 2009

    A major study of public perceptions of Quakerism in Britain has produced mixed results, with large numbers of people having heard of Quakers but with confusion over some basic questions of identity.

  • November 11, 2009

    Simplicity is perhaps best understood as appropriate living, says Jill Segger. It is about owning and using only what is necessary and not being seduced by that which is dangled before us by advertisers and arbiters of style.

  • October 21, 2009

    To follow in the way of Jesus should make rank and status irrelevant, says Jill Segger, in the second of a series on Quaker values. Our equal value and dignity before God can re-shape our relationships with each other.

  • October 8, 2009

    It has been well said that peace is not the absence of noise, trouble or hard work – rather it is to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart, says Jill Segger in the first of a series on the Quaker Testimonies.

  • October 5, 2009

    Britain's national Quaker Week has got underway. This is the Quakers' first major outreach event since they hit the headlines by deciding to carry out same-sex marriages on the same basis as opposite-sex ones.

  • September 20, 2009

    Britain's Quakers are hosting a major conference this week to explore radical approaches to economics in the light of both the recession and the dangers of climate change. They will focus on the idea of a “zero-growth economy”.

  • July 28, 2009

    Britain's Quakers formally began their discussions on same-sex partnerships at their Yearly Meeting yesterday. They are considering whether to carry out commitment ceremonies for same-sex couples on the same basis as heterosexual weddings.

  • July 24, 2009

    Around 1,600 Quakers will gather in York tomorrow for their week-long annual conference. The event is likely to be dominated by a decision on whether to carry out same-sex commitment ceremonies on the same basis as heterosexual weddings.