Friends in Italy fight landslides
Two Quaker farmers are raising funds to counter damage caused by devastating, climate-related floods.
Call for peer meditators in every school
Every school in Britain should have peer mediators, Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has said.
George Richardson Lecture
Friends gathered to hear theologian Rachel Muers discuss ‘The Seed and the Day of Small Things – finding power and powerlessness in Quaker theology’, for this year’s George Richardson Lecture.
Wandsworth prison charity launched
A new Quaker-backed charity to support people at Wandsworth Prison was publicly launched last month.
British Museum ends BP sponsorship deal
Friends celebrated the news last week that, after twenty-seven years, and a decade-long campaign, the BP sponsorship deal with the British Museum ended. Campaigners including Quakers hailed the move as a ‘momentous shift’ with fossil-fuel companies retreating from arts-funding. The museum joins Royal Opera House, National Portrait Gallery and Royal...
BYM wins major campaigning award
Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has won a major campaigning award, together with the other organisations that formed the Police Bill Alliance.
QSA launches funeral poverty campaign
Friends are being asked to take photos of the front of funeral directors’ premises, if clear funeral costs are not displayed.
Friends fund Uganda health centre
Quakers have helped raise funds to build a village health centre in Butta, in eastern Uganda.
Public Order Bill becomes law
Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has said that it will continue to work with others to protect and promote human rights, despite the ‘severe blow’ of the Public Order Bill, which came into effect last month.
Quaker Roots plans peace pilgrimage
A Quaker group preparing witness against a major arms fair this autumn is planning peace pilgrimages in the run-up to the event.