‘Faithfulness to the Inward Guide lifts us free of the desire for personal success, or for revenge, or for control over the world around us. Such faithfulness opens the possibility that we might become, as our spiritual ancestors were, a band of what I have come to call everyday prophets. Everyday prophets are a people who listen for the Voice of the Light, who might walk humbly even as they come to speak boldly, following the path of compassion and justice. “Margery Post Abbott"

Margery Post Abbott,
2016 Backhouse Lecture, delivered July 2016,
at Yearly Meeting, Hobart Tasmania.

Margeret Whittle
Peri Coleman
Sally O'Wheel
The simple Quaker tool of silence can unblock our hearts and allow the deepest part of us to be expressed.

Margaret Whittle
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..the carbon that’s buried in a salt marsh can’t escape. Once it’s buried, it’s essentially locked up for 100 years or more.....

Peri Coleman
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...care for my back yard, expresses my relationship with God as much as my attendance at Meeting for Worship.&. political actions...

Sally O'Wheel
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Sanctuary for asylum seekers

Five Quaker Meeting Houses -- in Canberra, Sydney and Perth -- have agreed to offer Sanctuary for the 267 asylum seekers who have been brought to Australia for medical treatment and are about to be returned to Nauru. The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce advises that there are now 6 cathedrals and 44 churches from 9 denominations, across 8 states and territories who have formally offered sanctuary and many more who are working through their logistics.

Australia Yearly Meeting in Adelaide

AYM Epistle 2017

Ta Marra, open hands
Ta Marra, open hands

Greetings from Australia Yearly Meeting 2017 where we were welcomed to the beautiful lands of the Kaurna people among the sand dunes at Adelaide Shores Beach in a moving dialogue between Kaurna Elders and Friends.

We gathered from meetings across Australia and with overseas Friends; mid-winter sun gracing our days and a full moon our first night. Amid a ‘community of cottages’, our children, young people and adults engaged with each other and the ocean environment, deepening the impact of Earthcare and other like ministries over our week-long program, the complete Epistle as a downloadable pdf

Quakers highlight dissent, courage and conscience in World War 1 exhibition

Dissent and opposition to the war, and to preparations for the war, are highlighted in a World War 1 centenary exhibition entitled 'World War 1: Quaker witness to peace and nonviolence'.