Britain Yearly Meeting 2018: Special interest groups

From veganism and mental health to business and Travelling in the Ministry

Friends’ Ambulance Unit uniform. | Photo: Trish Carn.

In the library…

On 6 May the library hosted the Quaker Service Memorial Trust, who are launching a DVD of interviews with members of the Friends’ Ambulance Unit (FAU) and Friends’ Relief Service (FRS). On display were related items from the library’s collection.

Climate justice and the new economy

Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW) hosted a session on 6 May entitled ‘Climate justice and the new economy’ run by Chris Walker and Suzanne Ismail from QPSW’s Economics, Sustainability and Peace Programme.

Chris Walker said that the bedrock of their work was the question: ‘What would an economy that upholds our testimony as Quakers look like?’

Suzanne Ismail gave a brief overview of the problems with our current economic system. She highlighted the extent of inequality across the globe and cited figures from the Trussell Trust that over 1.3 million food parcels were needed last year.

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