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Milford Haven Friends open wellbeing centre

07 November 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Milford Haven Quakers have opened a meditation and wellbeing centre at their Meeting house after a long period of discernment. David Doorbar, clerk of the Meeting, said the decision to start the centre, which opened on 26 October, came after a long-term letting from a nursery ended and the Meeting felt â€...

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Protest demands money for climate not military

FREE 07 November 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends took part in a protest outside the Ministry of Defence last month where campaigners physically counted the £5.2 billion that the UK is forecast to spend on nuclear weapons from 2018-2019. The activists counted 10,400 £500,000 notes in protest at what it described as ‘this terrible use of taxpayers’ money’ and demanded...

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Quakers will hold leaders to account

07 November 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has pledged that it will be asking politicians searching questions in the run-up to the general election, as well as cautioning about ‘the nature of the debate’.

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Essex Friend at Mexican conference

07 November 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A Friend from Colchester Meeting spoke at an international congress in Mexico as part of her testimony as a Quaker in addressing ‘the needs of the most traumatised and vulnerable children and young people in our society’.

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Peace banners on display

07 November 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A banner from Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp that is included in the exhibition. | Courtesy of The Peace Museum.

The Peace Museum in Bradford loaned twenty-eight peace banners to an exhibition at the Brierfield Mill in Pendle showcasing signs from the protest movement. According to Charlotte Hall, curator at The Peace Museum, the items were chosen for the exhibition Banner Culture to represent key points in peace history, such...

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Friends celebrate fracking moratorium

FREE 07 November 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers are celebrating the moratorium on fracking in the UK that the government announced last week, but pressed for an outright ban.

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Play to help fight against poverty

07 November 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Lynn Morris performing as Ada Salter. | Sheila Taylor.

Friends Lynn and David Morris were invited to perform their play about Quaker Ada Salter to mark the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The couple, who make up Journeymen Theatre, were invited by the local group of ATD (All Together in Dignity) Fourth World to put on...

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QHA wins Mayor’s Award – and then has new van stolen

FREE 31 October 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker Homeless Action Mobile Library volunteers at the Mayor of London Awards. | Courtesy of QHA.

Quaker Homeless Action (QHA) volunteers who run a mobile library for homeless people have won a Mayor of London Volunteering Award – around a week before their new van was stolen.

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Bruce Kent awarded peace prize

FREE 31 October 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers expressed delight at the news that veteran peace campaigner Bruce Kent has been awarded the 2019 International Peace Bureau (IPB) Sean MacBride Peace Prize.

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Pre-election warning from anti-frackers

31 October 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Nearly 100 anti-fracking groups and campaigners have signed a letter to Boris Johnson calling for fracking to be banned. Friends who have long campaigned against the practice of drilling for shale gas supported the letter, whose signatories included Extinction Rebellion, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and Frack Free United.

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