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Eco-activists welcome Greater Manchester’s ‘no’ to fracking

FREE 17 January 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker campaigners in Lancashire have welcomed the decision by Andy Burnham, mayor of Greater Manchester, to oppose fracking in the region’s ten local councils. The Labour mayor put Manchester City Council on what many think could be a collision course with the government when he said that drilling companies...

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Stansted Fifteen appeal against ‘abuse of power’ verdict

FREE 17 January 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Stansted Fifteen protestors charged with stopping a deportation charter flight under a terror offence have launched an appeal against the verdict.

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Quakers condemn army recruitment campaign

17 January 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers have voiced fierce criticism of the latest army recruitment campaign targeting young people. The campaign features world war one-style posters with images of modern young people, followed by the statement: ‘Your army needs you.’ The campaign appeals to ‘selfie addicts’ and ‘me me me millenials’, with examples including: ‘Snowflakes:...

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Bristol Friends expand Meeting’s homeless shelter 

17 January 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Central Bristol Friends are expanding their Meeting house in order to accommodate more homeless people at its overnight shelter.

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New book on corporate citizenship

17 January 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A member of Herstmonceux Meeting in East Sussex has written a book called Corporate Citizenship: The role of companies as citizens of the modern world.

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New site for ‘Quaker Open Christmas’ in London

FREE 10 January 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

One hundred and ninety volunteers helped out at the Quaker Open Christmas last month organised by Quaker Homeless Action (QHA).

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Government’s solar payment cuts condemned by MEP

FREE 10 January 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

Quaker Molly Scott Cato, the Green Party MEP for South West England, has described the government’s decision to ditch payments for householders installing solar panels as a ‘dereliction of duty’.

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Digital exchange

10 January 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends from Hill House Meeting in Accra, Ghana. | Courtesy of Kuukuwa Manful.

Stansted Friends are organising two discussions with a Quaker Meeting in Accra, Ghana. The first Skype debate will take place on 27 January on ‘Truth’ with discussion about ‘post-truth’. The next online meeting, on 10 March, close to Ghana’s Independence Day, will be about: ‘Applying Quaker Testimony to the idea of...

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BYM calls on Friends to push for a ‘just immigration system’

10 January 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has urged Friends to help ‘shine a light’ in 2019 on what it calls ‘the broken immigration system’.

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Quaker psychotherapist launches books

10 January 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A Quaker psychotherapist and author gave a talk at Friends House in London last month.

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