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The return of Art the Arms Fair

FREE 16 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

'The first Art the Arms Fair in 2017 included an original art piece produced by Banksy.' | © www.banksy.co.uk

The award-winning Art the Arms Fair has returned for its third run, in a bid to raise awareness of the DSEI arms fair.

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Quakers gather against London arms fair

FREE 16 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends gathered at Friends House this week to start their witness against the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair.

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Friends hear ‘the human cost of war’

16 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends heard a harrowing reminder of the need for their peace witness during a talk on ‘the human cost of the arms trade’. The online event featured people from Yemen and Colombia directly affected by the devastation and carnage caused by some of the weapons on sale at the London...

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BYM reflects on 11 September attacks

16 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has marked the twentieth anniversary of the 11 September terrorist attacks in New York.

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Bournville Friends knit for COP26

16 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

‘Friends have put up bunting on nearby railings with messages about climate change and are ordering postcards to send to MPs.' | courtesy of Claire Bowman

Bournville Quakers have knitted hundreds of six-inch squares to make a ‘tree cosy’. The item was installed on 4 September on a large Atlantic Cedar outside their Meeting house. It is due to be taken down after the UN Conference of Parties (COP26) in November in time for the tree to...

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Quakers on Songs of Praise

FREE 09 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

Songs of Praise | © Ben Pink Dandelion

Pendle Hill Quakers are to feature in a BBC Songs of Praise episode this weekend.

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Friends get ready for DSEI

FREE 09 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends have welcomed the London mayor’s statement that the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair should not return to London.

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Interfaith pilgrimage for COP26

09 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

More than sixty interfaith pilgrims came together in King’s Lynn last month to end their march across Norfolk highlighting the need for action on climate change.

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BYM welcomes child protection report

09 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has welcomed recommendations set out in a major report into child protection in religious organisations and settings.

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Quaker Question Time with John Bird

09 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The founder of the Big Issue Group John Bird will feature in the third Quaker Question Time.

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