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The Young Quaker Podcast

Episode Six: Full Show Notes

Apr 22, 2018

Welcome to the Young Quaker Podcast! This episode we’re talking about diversity within British Quakerism, and how we can become a more inclusive Society. Below you can find a list of links mentioned in the podcast, as well as a mini glossary of any Quaker terms that were used in this episode. Enjoy!

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Host: Jessica Hubbard-Bailey

Script Editing: Laurence Hall

Audio Editing: Jack Sibley

Music: Jack Sibley & Joseph Hubbard-Bailey


TYQ inclusion issue:

The research which provides the demographic figures for British Quakerism starting from page 15:

The research which provides the demographic figures for Church of England starting from page 4:

the Friend article on racism:

Friendly Anarchism Podcast: , , &

Friendly Fire May Day Retreat:

The Young Quaker magazine:

Young Friends General Meeting:

Quakers in Britain:


Glossary of Quaker terms used in the episode:

“Because of their commitment…” -  Meg Maslin, 1990, 23:33 Quaker Faith & Practice, 5th ed.

Britain Yearly Gathering - BYG or Britain Yearly Meeting is a gathering held for Quaker members and attenders once a year. Yearly Meeting works to reflect on current concerns within the community and receives reports from Yearly Meeting Trustees, Meeting for Sufferings and other committees.

Business Meeting - Also known as Meeting for Worship for Business, business meetings are held in accordance with Quaker values and spiritual practice to discern on corporate matters.

Epistle of Black, white, Asian and mixed-heritage Friends - &, 1991

Equality Testimony - There are five key testimonies integral to Quaker faith: simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality. Quaker testimonies are the expression of our spirituality in action.

Friends - Another word for Quakers.

Meeting - Meeting, or Meeting for Worship, is one of the central ways that Quakers worship. British Quakers gather together in silence but anyone present can speak if strongly moved to; there are no set hymns, prayers, sermons, ministers, or creeds.

Quaker Faith and Practice - The central Quaker text, and an attempt to express truth through the vital personal and corporate experience of Quakers. Read it here:

The Gorman Lecture - A recurring lecture given at Britain Yearly Gathering, named after the Quaker writer and activist George Gorman and organised by the George Gorman Memorial Fund which support young adult Friends in their spiritual journey

The Young Quaker magazine - The Young Quaker is a print and online publication for young Friends everywhere, and is the sister publication of the Young Quaker Podcast. Read it here:

“We recognise and celebrate what we as Black…” - Epistle of Black, white, Asian and mixed-heritage Friends, 1991, 29:15 Quaker Faith & Practice, 5th ed.

YFGM - Young Friends General Meeting is the national organisation for young adult Quakers in Britain. Their main events are the three General Meetings which take place around the country in February, May and October each year. Learn more here: