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Meeting pulls MP talk amid threats of violence

FREE 22 August 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Brighton Meeting House was the third venue in less than a week to cancel an event with MP Chris Williamson after they were warned that there may be violence. The Derby North MP was suspended from the Labour Party in February for claiming that Labour had been ‘too apologetic’ in...

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BYM on IICSA

22 August 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has begun a new investigation into child protection in religious organisations and settings.

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‘Human chain’ for Peterloo massacre

22 August 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Part of the human chain in Manchester. | Rob Phillips.

Around 150 people showed the power of silent action with a ‘human chain’ around the wall of the Central Manchester Meeting House to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo massacre. According to Manchester Friends, part of the wall surrounding the Meeting house was standing in 1819 when the massacre happened, during...

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Protestors removed from Pride

FREE 22 August 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers supported a group of LGBTQ+ people who were removed from a Pride event in Surrey this month for protesting against the event’s sponsors BAE Systems. The attenders carrying anti-BAE banners said they were thrown out of the event in Woking Park on 10 August. However, the organisers are reported...

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Funeral debt on BBC

22 August 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A woman who was supported by Quaker Social Action’s (QSA’s) ‘Down to Earth’ programme spoke on a BBC news programme this month about her struggle with funeral debt following her brother’s death.

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Quakers at the Fringe

22 August 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker singer-songwriter Majk Stokes performed new material at the Edinburgh Meeting House, when, for its thirty-first year, the building became Venue 40 for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Quaker-founded NGO to close in Nicaragua

15 August 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A US Quaker-founded NGO has closed after almost fifty years of working in Nicaragua due to the country’s desperate problems under president Daniel Ortega.

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Friends urge prime minister to seek peace

FREE 15 August 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Northern Friends Peace Board (NFPB) has put its name to a letter urging the prime minister to seek peace in a time ‘when communities are being fragmented by financial hardship and political uncertainty’.

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Quakers call for ‘mass build’ of eco buildings

15 August 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends in Yorkshire have supported a call made by a Quaker sustainability expert for councils to commit to more ecological building schemes.

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Green tourism award for Friends House

15 August 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends House Hospitality Limited is celebrating the news that it has received a Green Tourism Gold accreditation and been shortlisted for the London Venue Awards 2019.

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