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Meeting for Sufferings: Revision of the ‘Red Book’

FREE 14 December 2017 | by Ian Kirk-Smith | 0 comments

In 1994 Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) approved the current Book of Discipline. Minor changes to the ‘church government’ sections of the book have been made since then. In 2014 Yearly Meeting in Bath considered whether the time was right for a new revision and a Book of Discipline Revision Preparation Group was...

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Ron Waddams painting on display at Palestinian Mission

FREE 14 December 2017 | by The Friend Newsdesk | 0 comments

Right to left: Jan Jacobs, Ron Waddams' daughter, and Manuel Hassassian, Palestinian ambassador to the UK. | © Larren Art Trust.

A work by the artist Ron Waddams, who was a member of Jordans Meeting, was unveiled at the Palestinian Mission in London at a ceremony on Tuesday 28 November.

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Meeting for Sufferings: Friends in Wales and Scotland

14 December 2017 | by George Osgerby | 0 comments

Meeting for Sufferings on 2 December heard from Gethin Evans, who was standing in for Christine Trevett, clerk of Meeting of Friends in Wales. He delivered his opening remarks in Welsh. He then said: ‘Worry not, Friends, I shall not continue in the language of heaven.’

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Meeting for Sufferings: BYM trustees

14 December 2017 | by Ian Kirk-Smith | 0 comments

Ingrid Greenhow, clerk of Britain Yearly Meeting trustees, spoke about the business at the trustees’ meetings in September and November and updated Meeting for Sufferings on the 2018 operational plan. The plan was presented within the framework of the Our Faith in the Future document.

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Meeting for Sufferings: Young Friends

14 December 2017 | by Ian Kirk-Smith | 0 comments

A group of young Friends attending Meeting for Sufferings brought the average age of the gathering down dramatically.

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Meeting for Sufferings: Area Meeting minutes

14 December 2017 | by George Osgerby | 0 comments

Trustees are not aware of any companies in the West Bank in which Britain Yearly Meeting has invested, Meeting for Sufferings heard on 2 December.

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Meeting for Sufferings: Court and prison register

14 December 2017 | by George Osgerby | 0 comments

Sufferings heard that Ian Bray, from Brighouse West Yorkshire Area Meeting (AM), was arrested in London in October as part of an action to highlight air pollution. He was sentenced to one week in prison. He had pleaded not guilty, along with three others, to charges of criminal damage and...

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Friends visit Congo Quakers

14 December 2017 | by The Friend Newsdesk | 0 comments

Three Friends from the Quaker Congo Partnership UK recently visited the Quaker community in South Kivu despite advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office not to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Church and Peace warns on EU ‘Instrument’

14 December 2017 | by The Friend Newsdesk | 0 comments

Church and Peace – the ecumenical Peace Church network made up of communities, training centres, peace organisations and peace-service agencies in Europe – has warned against the extension of the European Union’s ‘Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace’ to include military support to third countries.

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Quaker Tapestry launches 2018 calendar

14 December 2017 | by The Friend Newsdesk | 0 comments

A detail of the vigils for peace tapestry panel. | © Quaker Tapestry.

The Quaker Tapestry in Kendal, Cumbria, has produced a calendar for 2018.

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