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Friends protest Trump visit

FREE 19 July 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

Friends gathered outside Friends House before joining the march. | Elinor Smallman.

More than 150 Quakers gathered in Euston, London last week to stand against US president Donald Trump’s visit to the UK.

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Quakers voice PIP concern

FREE 19 July 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Nineteen Quakers in Manchester and Warrington have written letters to their MPs about the distress and hardship caused by the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) scheme.

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‘Block Around the Clock’ anti-fracking camp

19 July 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends joined a fifty-four-hour blockade against fracking. | Sam Walton.

Around ten Quakers took part in the ‘Block Around the Clock’ camp this month to protest against fracking in the Preston New Road Cuadrilla site near Blackpool.

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Welcome for divestment decision

19 July 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends have welcomed the news that the Church of England’s governing body, the General Synod, has voted almost unanimously to divest by 2023 from oil and gas companies not on track to meet the Paris Agreement. Its target is to limit global average temperature rise to well below two degrees...

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Celebration party

19 July 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Winchmore Hill Quakers held a celebration party at their Meeting house to mark the successful end to the main phase of refurbishment work.

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‘Waves, Motion and Stillness’ exhibition

19 July 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A painting from the exhibition. | Courtesy of Alison Chaplin.

Wanstead Friends this month hosted an arts event featuring work by local Quakers. ‘Waves, Motion and Stillness’ was part of Leytonstone Arts Trail and included storytelling, art and activities.

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Paintings on ‘The Life of George Fox’

19 July 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Visitors to the exhibition. | Donald Robertson.

Harpenden Meeting House displayed an exhibition of paintings last month illustrating ‘The Life of George Fox’.

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Meeting for Sufferings: Recognition for combatants

19 July 2018 | by George Osgerby | 1 comment | 1 comments

The unrecognised sacrifice made by many Quakers during world war one, whether as combatants or conscientious objectors (COs), was the subject of a minute from Mid-Wales Area Meeting heard by Meeting for Sufferings on 7 July at Friends House in London.

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Meeting for Sufferings: Concern over government funding cut to Circles

19 July 2018 | by George Osgerby | 0 comments

The withdrawal of government funding from Circles of Support and Accountability was the subject of a minute from Central England Area Meeting heard by Meeting for Sufferings on 7 July.

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Meeting for Sufferings: New triennium urged to ‘apply simplicity’

FREE 12 July 2018 | by George Osgerby | 0 comments

The first meeting of the new triennium of Meeting for Sufferings (MfS) was held on Saturday 7 July in the Large Meeting House at Friends House in London. A Friend, in ministry, said that a section in the trustees’ report (see ‘Meeting for Sufferings: “Are we ready to be transformed?” BYM...

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