NFN Membership

Nontheist Quakers: Becoming a Network Member

Yearly membership subscriptions to the Nontheist Friends Network now run (for accounting purposes) from 01 April.

If you would like to become a member, or remain on our contact list for 2019-20, please send a cheque for at least £10 made out to ‘Nontheist Friends Network’, together with full contact details including an e-mail address if you have one to:

NFN Membership Clerk
David Parlett
1 Churchmore Road, London SW16 5UY

Alternatively, you may prefer to pay by electronic bank transfer. Details are available from  Membership Clerk David Parlett (email quakers at parlett.eu). (Replace the ‘ at ‘ with the usual @ (no spaces) in your mail program – this is to give our email addresses some protection from harvesting by spammers).
(We recommend reading the NFN Constitution before completing your membership application).

In order to comply with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) we ought not to keep for too long contact details of Friends whose membership has lapsed, so if you are in any doubt about your current status please contact the treasurer or membership secretary. (For further details see our Privacy page).

2 thoughts on “NFN Membership”

  1. So glad to have read whats on this site following recent very upsetting correspondence (August in the friend!).
    Once again I am buried in doubt about whether I am a Quaker or not (I don’t believe in a god figure) and whether I am welcome in meetings for worship as such.
    I would love for some kind of clarity as this issue has driven me away from Quakers several times over the last 10 years. It really needs some kind of national resolution.
    I don’t want to attend meetings for worship fraudulently – and I don’t want a passive acceptance from other Quakers along the lines of “don’t tell anyone and you’ll be fine” – I want to know if I am welcome as a non believer in a god figure or that I’m not welcome – and if I am welcome to be welcomed openly, honestly, equally and respectfully. If that’s not the case I wish it was expressed openly and then I will seek out an alternative spiritual home.
    Another interesting theme to explore is Ministry in meetings for worship (my local experience is of people frequently abusing Ministry and ‘platforming’ to highlight social issues, as therapy, to raise a cause or even just to offload/unburden themselves !) Despite being a nontheist Quaker I sometimes feel ‘inspired’ to give ministry (that seems to arise not from a godlike figure) is this valid / acceptable?
    Please please keep up the discussion and keep nontheism on the agenda so that all those closet nontheistic Quakers (including myself) in my meeting (I suspect as much as 40%) can have some hope.
    very very best wishes and with appreciation for your work!
    Peter

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