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Woodbrooke affiliate signs Armed Forces Covenant

FREE 09 July 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

Woodbrooke has said that it will be speaking with Lancaster University ‘as soon as [it] can’, following news that the university, which accredits some Woodbrooke degrees, is to sign a special covenant with the Armed Forces. According to the university website on 22 June, ‘the special Armed Forces Covenant encourages universities...

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2020 Swarthmore Lecture live-streamed

FREE 09 July 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The 2020 Swarthmore Lecture Openings to the infinite ocean: A Friendly offering of hope by Tom Shakespeare will be live-streamed on 1 August.

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Friends say Johnson’s ‘New Deal’ does little for climate crisis

09 July 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker climate campaigners have said that Boris Johnson’s ‘New Deal’ in which he pledged to ‘build, build, build’ offers little to tackle the climate emergency and create a green and just recovery from the pandemic.

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New panel for gender discrimination in religious organisations

09 July 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker Hannah Brock Womack, who was recently blocked from being the fourth president of Churches Together in England because she is in a same-sex marriage, is a member of a new panel to address discrimination and prejudice within religious organisations.

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QARN calls for Friends to write to MPs

09 July 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network (QARN) is urging Friends to write to MPs seeking support for recently-tabled amendments to the Immigration and Social Security Coordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill 2019-21. 

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Glenthorne to reopen in August

09 July 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Glenthorne Quaker Centre in Grasmere has said it is reopening from 7 August after being closed since 23 March.

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Quaker woman wins top engineer award

FREE 02 July 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A Quaker who led the way in Bristol becoming the first city in Europe to declare a climate emergency has been named one of the Top Fifty Women in Engineering for 2020 by the Women’s Engineering Society. Green Party councillor and mechanical engineer Carla Denyer, who specialises in renewable energy,...

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Quakers condemn anti-BLM vandalism

FREE 02 July 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Woodbridge Quakers have sent a ‘statement of solidarity’ to the organisers of a local Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest after white supremacist graffiti was found in nearby villages and BLM posters were removed in the town. The statement expressed support to the BLM movement and condemned the killing of George...

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Friends gather outside

02 July 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers are preparing to come together again as the lockdown across England eases, with many proceeding with caution. Following the prime minister’s announcement on 23 June that places of worship in England are able to open from 4 July, provided physical distancing rules are observed, Meetings have been considering how best...

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Quaker Tapestry launches virtual tour

02 July 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker Tapestry museum has launched a virtual tour where visitors can ‘walk’ among the panels and watch short films on its history.

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