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Passengers at risk of injury or worse ‘Stansted Fifteen’ activist tells court

FREE 15 November 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker activist on trial for blocking the take-off of an immigration removal charter flight gave evidence in court recently that she was acting out of conscience to protect the passengers’ human rights.

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Friends throughout the UK mark Armistice Day and reaffirm peace

FREE 15 November 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Poppies from Exeter Meeting. | Julie Farrell.

Quakers up and down the country marked the centenary of the end of world war one with a range of peace-affirming vigils and events. From street theatre to art work, Friends commemorated the Armistice while reaffirming their commitment to a more peaceful world. Huddersfield Quakers said they were upholding local...

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White poppy sales break all records

15 November 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Sales of white poppies in 2018 are the highest they have ever been since their launch in 1933 – despite a barrage of criticism in the media.

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Mental health and young people

15 November 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Seventy friends gathered at the ‘Mental Health and Young People’ day in Birmingham, organised by the Quaker Mental Health Forum. The day at the Priory Rooms on 3 November brought together Friends to share personal and professional experiences in workshops and reflective spaces.

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Conscientious objectors on DVD

15 November 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker Service Memorial Trust (QSMT) has released a DVD containing interviews with world war two members of the Friends Ambulance Unit (FAU) and Friends Relief Service (FRS). The Pacifism Under Test DVD is the result of a QSMT oral history project containing two hours of interviews (out of fifty...

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Support for climate ‘civil disobedience’

FREE 08 November 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 2 comments | 2 comments

Quakers are upholding Friends’ decisions to take part in a campaign of civil disobedience as part of their witness against climate change. Several Friends took part in the ‘declaration of rebellion’ rally on 31 October in Parliament Square, London, to launch the ‘Extinction Rebellion’ movement’s campaign, which aims to ‘force...

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Swarthmore lecturer 2019 announced

FREE 08 November 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Eden Grace. | Courtesy of Woodbrooke.

Woodbrooke has announced the name of the Swarthmore lecturer for 2019. Eden Grace, global ministries director for Friends United Meeting, will explore the ‘spiritual basis for climate justice’. The title of the lecture will be ‘On Earth as it is in Heaven; The Kingdom of God and the yearning of Creation’.

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White poppies on display

08 November 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The installation in Friends House, London. | Elinor Smallman.

An installation of textile white poppies created by people from all over the country has been launched in Friends House as part of the national ‘Collateral Damage’ project. The purpose is to honour victims of wars in the last century.

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Children take part in ‘Remembrance for Peace’ events

08 November 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Eight hundred children will be descending on Friends House in London on 9 November to take part in activities to mark the centenary of the Armistice. The day, which is part of the INSPIRE project, is one of the fifteen major ‘Remembrance for Peace’ events taking place across the UK, from...

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QSA’s ‘Capital Ring’ raises £4,000

08 November 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker Social Action (QSA) has announced that its ‘Step By Step’ walk around London’s ‘Capital Ring’ has raised more than £4,000 so far for people struggling with poverty.

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