Author Archives: Laurence Hall

Issue 18 June 2018 Finding Home

]23:23. 23:23 of QF&P. This short passage of Quaker Faith and Practice says
so much about the nature of home in our contemporary society. It’s radical
demand that we confront our daily collaboration with housing injustice. It’s
extremely challenging comparison of structures of housing inequality with
the ultimate system of oppression: slavery. It’s frank honesty that the struggle
against inequality will be one of pain and sacri􀏐ice, as well as joy and
empowerment. Yet, more than this, the true force of 23:23 is that it offers a
discernment on “home” that goes beyond bricks and mortar. A meaning of
home in which the personal merges with the political, the spiritual with the
social, and the desire for the transcendent with the need for transformation.
It is this, an inherently more elastic, but still deeply personal understanding
of home which we hope to explore further in the pages of this issue of The
Young Quaker.

In this issue:

  • Pointing the way home-  How relationships make and break a Spiritual home
  • On creating a home- a personal struggle of making home in a changing world
  • I did not choose my birthplace- A  Friend & refugee from Iran reflects on what he understands as home.
  • Finding home in Quakers- Finding sanctuary in Quaker meeting.
  • Home, university and grief- experiencing deeply family grief for the first time at university.
  • Finding Home- Several Young Quakers share their different meanings of finding home as Friends
  • Britain Yearly Meeting 2018- A reports on the major decisions made by Britain Yearly

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Issue 12: May 2016 – the EUROPE issue

In the EUROPE issue of The Young Quaker…

  • The EU: the arguments – and how to undermine them – from both sides of the In/Out    debate.
  • First hand account of violence in Europe – a volunteer based in Calais reports.
  • European treaties & bodies explained.

PLUS news and updates from our Trident and Mental Wellbeing Concerns, our travelling Friend and YFGM’s fundraiser.  We hope you enjoy this latest issue!

Issue 11: Feb 2016

In this issue of The Young Quaker

  • Remember that time when we all went to Peru?

Quakers from around the world all met in Peru for the Friends World Committee for Consultation.  Tas shares his pics, Kristin shares her thoughts and Jenny shares her diary from the week.

  • Rici reports from Meeting for Sufferings where the talk is of the Refugee Crisis, the long-term framework and Quakers as a Low Carbon Sustainable Community.
  • And more from the Peace Issue: Laurence describes the Lucas Plan – a radical model from the past that could help create a peaceful future.


Read Feb’s issue online.

Issue 8: February 2015

In this issue of The Young Quaker:

  • Updates on YFGM’s two newly adopted Concerns;
  • A developing employment dispute at Friends House;
  • YFGMers speak out about who they’ll be voting for in the UK General Election in May.

Plus: advice on how to get prepared for the General Election, an internship opportunity and a new column!

Read it here:

TYQ – Feb 2015