There is much pain and sadness among British Friends today as the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. Many of us have discerned that this is the wrong thing to do as:We hold dear William Penn’s…Continue
All members of the Friends Historical Society are welcome to attend the FHS Presidential Address and following this, the Annual General Meeting. Both events will be hosted on Zoom (details below) from 2 pm (BST) on Saturday, 2 October 2021.This year the FHS Presidential Address will be given by Oliver Pickering, an Honorary Fellow of the School of English at the University of Leeds and formerly the Deputy Head of Special Collections of Leeds University Library. Oliver will be discussing ‘West…See More
"Aaron, At a Meeting for Worship many years ago, my heart was weighed heavy with grief, so I ministered to all who may be similarly afflicted, and not surprisingly four or five f/Friends arose after and we comforted each other’s desolation.
I think the Turks were seen as posing an existential threat to European Christendom, having once reached the walls of Vienna, with this being about religion more than race. Europe is multi-racial (Gaelic, Nordic, Slavic, etc.) and I would…"
How are you? I hope all is well. I have been very consumed with my post-graduate Quaker studies work and the professional work I am doing in relation to the pandemic; QuakerQuaker went out of my mind until I had two emails from someone on…"
I'm merely asking questions. I have no expectations on when you may answer. I do look forward to any responses you may have as time permits.
The ESR Digital Collection does include Penn's Essay on the Present and Future…"
Quaker history is full of personal and corporate reconnections, moments of renewal and revival, and moments of breakdown and separation. This conference offers this broad theme to try and draw common threads across individual and organisational Quaker life, drawing from any period or location. See More
"Dear Keith - If you want confirmation on all the text matching then you will have to wait a few months before time allows. Are you sure ESR do not have this already in their Digital Quaker Collection? If your source of information on the EEC / EU…"
Thank you for your response. I am appreciative for you reference to Penn's essay. I could not glean a facsimile of the original publication, however, I did pull up a reprint of the 1693 original printed in 1912. This reprint…"
"Dear Keith - The UK joined the EU, or EEC as it was then, by referendum. I am going to do the easy thing and direct you to gq-magazine.co.uk/article/list-of-brexit-lies as if I start answering your last question, my emotional energy will compel me…"
Thank you for sharing your reflections on the United Kingdom's disassociation with the European Union. I have followed this issue through the years and have a couple initial questions.
Can you confirm that the UK's original…"
There is much pain and sadness among British Friends today as the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. Many of us have discerned that this is the wrong thing to do as:We hold dear William Penn’s call for a “a general dyet, estates or parliament” for the nations of Europe for the promotion of peace and cooperationThe deciding Referendum was awash with lies and racism and has emboldened those who attack minority groupsOur emphasis as Friends is on peace and prosperity and not national pride…See More
"Friends have a ministry of bearing witness to marriage, which we see clearly in the Gospels and Quaker tradition, which one would expect with the revival of primitive Christianity. Within Britain Yearly Meeting, who were performing same-sex…"