Challenges and Joys of Clerking | Herausforderungen und Freuden des Schreiberamtes

by Kirsten Stuhr Deutsch unten “Love is the hardest lesson in Christianity; but, for that reason, it should be most our care to learn it.” William Penn, 1693 To serve the community is an act of love —something we’re all still learning to do better— and clerking has been said to be the best way … More Challenges and Joys of Clerking | Herausforderungen und Freuden des Schreiberamtes

Vulnerability as Witness: To be of Service in a Foreign Land

by Evan Welkin Wegen der Länge haben wir entschieden, für diesen Artikel keine Übersetzung anzufertigen. Entschuldigung für die Unannehmlichkeiten! — Euer W&P-Team Message shared with the Friends World Committee for Consultation- Europe and Middle East section gathering in Budapest, Hungary – May 3, 2019: We were asked last night to stand if we considered ourselves … More Vulnerability as Witness: To be of Service in a Foreign Land

Living in a foreign land | Leben in einem fremden Land

Deutsch unten This was originally shared at the 2019 European and Middle East Section Annual Meeting (AM), the theme for which was “Living in a foreign land.” In the opening session, four Friends shared something of their experiences. This is what I contributed. I’m currently living in my fourth country, the third “foreign land.” When … More Living in a foreign land | Leben in einem fremden Land

Stop Fueling War – What can you say? │Stop Fueling War – Was kannst du sagen? │ Cessez d´alimenter la guerre – Que peux-tu dire?

Peace work has always been a central concern for the Quakers. Today we are publishing an interview with Wanda (German Yearly Meeting) about her involvement with Stop Fueling War, an organization committed to promoting peace work. … More Stop Fueling War – What can you say? │Stop Fueling War – Was kannst du sagen? │ Cessez d´alimenter la guerre – Que peux-tu dire?

Travelling Slow | Langsam Reisen

I, and several others besides, travelled slow to our most recent Spring Gathering. By train, bus and boat (and eventually car) I travelled from Brussels to Moyallon, accumulating people along the way. My primary motivation for this was initially to travel more sustainably (i.e. to avoid flying). But I have increasingly come to see it as a spiritual practice, that we Quakers should encourage as much as we can. … More Travelling Slow | Langsam Reisen

The Importance of our Living Archive Project | Die Wichtigkeit unseres Living Archive Projekts

Deutsche version unten At our Spring Gathering 2018 in Ireland, our LAP coordinator Esther organized a workshop where we were invited to look at materials from our archives and respond to them. Rose Oliver read some old copies of Willy & Penn: “I didn’t grow up a Quaker, but when I discovered them in my … More The Importance of our Living Archive Project | Die Wichtigkeit unseres Living Archive Projekts

‘Du kannst nicht jeden retten’ | ‘Je kan niet iedereen redden’ | ‘You cannot save everyone’

‘Du kannst nicht jeden retten’

Das hat mir ein Freund gesagt, als er krank auf meinem Sofa lag. Machtlos und frustriert war ich, weil ich nichts machen konnte, damit er nicht mehr krank sein würde. … More ‘Du kannst nicht jeden retten’ | ‘Je kan niet iedereen redden’ | ‘You cannot save everyone’