The Friends Quarterly Essay Competition

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Dana Adler West Kent Regarding the future of the Society of Friends in Britain
John Anderson West Somerset On not so much changing ourselves as allowing ourselves to be changed.
Jan Arriens Cambridgeshire The future of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain- Towards spiritual renewal.
Alan Asay North West London Quakers and the Apocalypse
Nicholas Bagnall New Zealand The world needs Friends to change.
Margaret Barker Dorset & South Wiltshire Faith, hope, charity & our Quaker voice: The future of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain
Craig Barnett Sheffield & Balby Quakers in Transition
Sean Tomas Beag Bournemouth Coastal Without fear
Simon Best London West The future of the Religious Society of Friends:  Simple, contemporary, radical?
Johannes Bircher Switzerland YM The future of Quakerism
Bob Booth Sussex East Dialogue for survival
Hans Borghmans North Wales The future of the Religious Society of Friends in Great Britain.
Peter Braithwaite Mid Thames Transformation, plurality and identity.
Rachel Britton South East Anglia Water
Hannah Brock Oxford & Swindon The future of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain.
David Cadman Ipswich & Diss A Way of Being
Roland Carn North West London The future of the RSOF in Britain: Answering that of God
Belinda Clarke Devon The Future of the Religious Society of Friends
Tony Cocks West Weald From VISION to DEEDS
Gerald Conyngham Devon The Society of Friends in the year 2020
Margaret Cook Luton & Leighton Standing at the ocean’s  edge
Mary Cook South Wales What should we turn into?
Eric Cook South Wales Hello Copenhagen – farewell, Earth?
Terence Copley Devon Society of Friends or collection of Friends?
Tony Crofts Oxford & Swindon Our faith is where we live.
John Crompton Lincolnshire Theism & nontheism: Language & text.
Margaret Crompton Lincolnshire The prophetic silence.
Margaret Crompton Lincolnshire Spiritual equality & the experience of Quaker children
Betty Curtayne Ipswich & Diss The once and future Kingdom.
Cynthia Dereli Hardshaw & Mann Quakerism today.
Stuart Donnan Hampshire & Islands Joining – Form and substance
Gerald Drewett Hertford & Hitchin Thoughts on the RSOF(Q) in Britain: Looking backwards and looking forwards.
Katie Evans North Somerset & Wiltshire The future of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain.
Max Evens West Weald The future of the Society of Friends.
Nicholas Fawcett East Kent The future of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain
Christophe Fernandez West Weald A letter of tribute
John Fitzgerald North East Thames What is the future of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain.
Dennis E Franklin East Kent Tolerance & Quaker/Christian values.
Judy Frith Luton & Leighton The future of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain
Wendy Funnell Sussex West Spiritual not religious
Adrian Garai West London The future of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain – To live adventurously and be a pattern
Helen Gibbs Cambridgeshire Re-examining ourselves in the light of the original essay by JSR
Amanda Gillett Cornwall A New Spirituality
Karen Gooding [Lincolnshire] A time to take forward our faith and to renew our work in society.
Gerard Guiton Melbourne, Australia YM Will the Religious Society of Friends survive the 21st Century?
John Gwatkin Lincolnshire The future of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain
Ernest Hall Southern East Anglia The future of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain
Carole Hamby Kendal & Sedbergh One Friend’s view of the Quaker way: Where have we come from? Where are we now? Where do we need to be?
Tom Harris London West The future of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain.
Joseph W Hill Lancashire Central & North Quo Vadis
Kevin Hogan Craven and Keighley Changing views – One Quaker’s journey.
Maggie Jeffery Bristol The future of the Society of Friends in Britain
Steven Johnson Manchester & Warrington A job for Quakers
Felicity Kaal Bristol The future of Quakerism
David Kelso West Scotland Into the dark, smiling....
David  L Saunders Norfolk and Waveney To conform or not to conform?
Robin Latimer North West London The future of Quakerism in Britain.
Pam Lunn Central England Why Quakers in Britain should become a low carbon community.
George Andrew Macpherson France YM The future of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain
John Marsh West Weald The future of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain
Johan Maurer Moscow, Russia The future of Friends in Europe: Themes for a conversation
Robert Maxwell Gloucestershire The natural world: towards a New Testimony
John Morrison South West Cumbria Stillness in company
Linda Murgatroyd Kingston & Wandsworth The future of Quakers in Britain: holding spaces for the spirit to act.
Jane Mutisya Mid Thames Quakers: Where next?
John Nurse West Weald “What, Tom! A Quaker?”
Roderick Ogley Craven & Keighley The Tyranny of words
Alan Parham North London Light and the prism: prospects for a new history for British Friends.
Jane Pearson South West Cumbria The future of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain.  A spiritual path for our time.
Stephen Petter Bristol One-oh-one
Pontefract Local Meeting Central Yorkshire What will guide Quakers over the coming decades?
Ruth Quinn Lancashire Central & North We came to know.....
Norman Richardson Hereford & Mid Wales Friends- what of the future?
Arthur O  Roberts North Valley (Northwest YM, USA) A way forward - The future of the Society of Friends in Britain
Mary Elizabeth Roe Hereford & Mid Wales The future of Quakers in Britain.
Michael Rosenbaum North West London Children of Abraham (the abolition of human sacrifice)
Janet Isabel Rothery Hertford & Hitchen The future of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain
Jenny Routledge Norfolk & Waveney Eldership at the heart of our Quaker Community in Britain: our past and our future.
John Roycroft North West London Quakers on the attack
Kay Schlapp East Kent The future of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain
Dorothy Searle Hampshire & Islands The future of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain
Geof Sewell York The future of the Religious Society of Friends
Barrie Singleton Mid Thames Achieving Unity
Ann Smith Luton & Leighton Quaker outreach then and now
John Southern South Wales Dear Friends
John Spencer West Kent The way forward for Quakers.
Ann Stammers Hampshire & Islands Love and compassion are necessities  X3
Christopher E Stern Middletown MM, Pensylvania, USA Three steps forward – A honest search for truth.
Leslie Stevenson East Scotland Where do Quakers stand?
Walter Storey Central Yorkshire The future of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain
Charlie Stroud Worcestershire & Shropshire Quakerism in numerical decline: The way forward?
Richard Thompson Mid Thames Signposts to the future of the Religious Society of Friends.
Ruth Tod North West London Quakers: A spiritual community for our time.
Bob Ward Norfolk & Waveney The future of the Society of Friends in Britain
Ann Warren North Somerset & Wiltshire Quakers still seeking, still learning.
Mark Edmund Waters East Scotland The future of the Religious Society of Friends
William West Manchester & Warrington It would be a sin.....not to be pandemonial
Simon Western Lancashire Central & North The radical hope of Quakerism
Peter While Norfolk and Waveney A quantum loop for Quakers
Annette White Staffordshire A Pearl of Great Prize
T Roger S Wilson Hardshaw & Mann .....especially about the future
David Wolfendale Northumbria Some personal observations from  a new Friend.
Judith Wright Hampshire & Islands A Kind of flit
Michael Wright Teesdale & Cleveland Four ways forward