• November 9, 2017

    A councillor in Ards and North Down, in Northern Ireland, has proposed replacing prayers at council meetings with a moment of silent reflection.

  • October 2, 2017

    This is National Quaker week and the 2017 theme is 'In turbulent a Quaker'.

  • June 20, 2016

    Sometimes only silence will serve.

  • June 14, 2016

    Last week, a social media conversation with a Catholic and and Anglican on the subject of Gerard Manley Hopkins' poetry concluded with the Anglican (who

  • August 15, 2013

    Before any words we might speak, there is the silence with which we are addressed by God, says liberation theologian Gustavo Gutierrez.

  • July 29, 2012

    This morning I took part in Meeting for Worship in the small 18th century Friends Meeting House at Calf Cop in North Yorkshire. Situated in that area known to Quakers as '1652 country' where the borders of Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria come within a few miles of each other, the Meeting House stands in a quiet burial ground bordered by pine trees and looks across an open landscape to the massive flat-topped mountain of Ingleborough.

  • February 24, 2012

    Not speaking unless you can improve on silence is something with which most Quakers are comfortable. This may mean holding your peace even when you have an opinion.

  • August 24, 2011

    "The right to speak is a call to the duty of listening." These words of the Quaker writer Pierre Lacout should be placed in letters five feet tall on the walls of all broadcasting studios.