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Artist Friend holds skybound exhibition

26 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

‘Silver Linings’ | by Judith Bromley.

The Quaker artist Judith Bromley held an exhibition last month inspired by her lockdown sky-gazing.

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Quakers in climate year of action

FREE 26 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) joined more than seventy organisations in the COP26 Coalition to launch ‘a year of climate mobilisation from the ground up’.

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Rise of white poppies in schools

FREE 26 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The sharp rise in white poppy orders for schools can be attributed to a more ‘honest reflection about history’, peace campaigners have said.

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Bristol Friends launch climate booklet

26 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Bristol Area Meeting has published a new booklet to help Friends respond to the climate emergency. The Sustainability Advices and Queries booklet is intended to supplement Quaker Advices & queries. Barney Smith, from Bristol Area Meeting, told the Friend: ‘It is a one-off publication produced by a Climate Crisis Working...

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Vaccine must be for world’s poorest too

26 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Christian Aid has called for access to ‘any successful vaccine’ to be shared with the world’s poorest people and not become a ‘global postcode lottery’.

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Warwick Friend writes on Quakerism in press

26 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A Friend from Warwick Meeting wrote an article in a local newspaper about Quakerism. John Sheldon wrote on 25 September about ‘following the practices of being a Quaker everyday’ in the Leamington Courier. The article begins: ‘It is odd writing a piece called “I Believe” when my Quaker faith is not...

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Online YM for 2021

26 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) is deciding whether to create an online festival for Yearly Meeting (YM) next year, due to uncertainty around public health restrictions for 2021. ‘Next year there would be a parallel programme for children and young people as well as the opportunity for Quakers to come together as...

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Wreaths for Remembrance Day

FREE 19 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Laura Conyngham laid the wreath on behalf of Exeter Quakers. | courtesy of Ian Martin.

Exeter Quakers were among the many Quakers who laid wreaths of white poppies for Remembrance Day. This year their annual wreath-laying, in Exeter’s Northernhay Gardens, was videoed and submitted to the council to be included in an online ceremony broadcast on Remembrance Sunday. The gesture followed a short-socially distanced...

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Scotland bans smacking

FREE 19 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting has welcomed the ban on smacking children, which has become law in Scotland this month. The move makes Scotland the first nation in the UK to outlaw physical punishment of under-16s.

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Friend in financial transparency guide

19 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A leading Quaker environmental campaigner has contributed to a guidebook on climate-related financial disclosure. Chris Martin from Cotteridge Meeting told the Friend that he was asked to comment on early drafts of A user guide to climate-related financial disclosures, as well as writing in the final book.

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