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Beginnings and endings – by David Hitchin

One of the early Quaker testimonies was the refusal to use titles (Mr, Mrs, Lord, etc), addressing others only by their Christian and family names. That was a challenge to the convention that John Smith would be addressed as “Mr Smith” if he was a social superior and...

Quaker Jargon – by Chris Lawson

At the February meeting for worship for church affairs (to give ‘business meeting’ its full title) the subject of Quaker jargon was aired. In case helpful, particularly to those newer to the Society of Friends, here’s a bit of demystifying: Meeting...

Quakers and Diversity by Nancy Wall

I found two interesting items in ‘The Friend’, 06.04.2018. Quaker Life advertised for an ‘Engaging Young Adult Quakers Project Officer’. The advert says:  ‘Young adults have been less visible in the Religious Society of Friends in recent decades. The way they relate...

Doing Business the Quaker Way – by Bob Harwood

The Quaker way of doing business is often cited as one of the important techniques that Quakers can offer the world. By this we do not, of course, mean something that can be taught at – say – the Harvard Business School that will make us as commercially...

Reflections on the website – by Liz Brooks

Since the Lewes local meeting website launched in October of 2016, regular updates have been made to the information we share with the public on-line. Have you had a look around the website recently? In the first 11 months of 2017, there were 3,465 “hits” to our...