A Quaker playlist

I found myself reflecting on the way in which music acts as a restorative for me. I listened to the Brandenburg Concertos again and was aware of the stimulation to my own central nervous system. But then I noted that Frank Sinatra singing ‘New York, New York’, or Shirley Bassey singing ‘Don’t cry for me … More A Quaker playlist

Little notes of happiness – Kleine Glücksnotizen

German and Italian below Today, we are sharing two texts in three languages, written by two different generations of Quakers responding to the same writing prompt: The texts are in response to the request of Chiara, the director of the “Italia per passione” Italian language school who asked her students (including our guest author Dan): … More Little notes of happiness – Kleine Glücksnotizen

Post-gathering gratitude | Dankbaarheid na het samenkomen

By/door George Thurley Spring naar de Nederlandse vertaling I wrote the below on the train speeding northwards out of Brussels on Sunday afternoon after our last Annual meeting in Quaker House (Nov 2019). Although I was tired from the intense weekend, and communal sleeping arrangements, I felt extremely upheld and wanted to write it down. … More Post-gathering gratitude | Dankbaarheid na het samenkomen

We schrijven mei 2020 | We write May 2020 | Wir schreiben Mai 2020

Door/by/von Lisette Nijboer English below, German even further down below We schrijven mei 2020, en we weten (net als altijd, eigenlijk) niet hoe we over vijf, tien of honderd jaar terug zullen kijken op deze tijd. Wat we wel weten, is dat het geschiedenis is. Het is een rare, unieke tijd en ik wil het … More We schrijven mei 2020 | We write May 2020 | Wir schreiben Mai 2020

Hospitality at Quaker House / Gastfreundschaft im Quäkerhaus

German below, Dutch version published in “De Vriendenkring” This article is a cooperation between QCEA and Willy&Penn and is published on both the QCEA blog and here. If you have the time, check out the QCEA blog for inspiring posts about European policy, human rights and peace work: https://qceablog.wordpress.com/. When I was reflecting on my … More Hospitality at Quaker House / Gastfreundschaft im Quäkerhaus