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MP invites Quaker to write on ‘new economy’

FREE 21 March 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

North London Quakers called for ‘reform of our banking and financial systems’ in a blog for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Inclusive Growth.

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Scottish Quakers stand up to violence against children

FREE 21 March 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers in Scotland made the news last week as they welcomed a change in the law regarding the physical punishment of children.

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Ludlow Friend urges pension committee to divest from fossil fuels

21 March 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Ludlow Quakers addressed the Shropshire Pensions Committee last week in support of a 200-strong petition asking the Pensions Fund to divest from fossils fuels and invest in renewable energy sources.

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Newcastle Friends host Zen musicians

21 March 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Newcastle Meeting House hosted a meditative musical performance based on Zen Art principles as part of its expanding music programme.

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Quakers support Refugees Family Reunion Bill

21 March 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers are urging Friends to write to their MPs in support of the the Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill which reached its second reading this week.

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Bradford Quakers fly the flag for Anti-Nuclear Ban

21 March 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Bradford Friends celebrated the news that South Africa has ratified the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

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Extinction Rebellion cases dropped

FREE 14 March 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

One of the ER protesters being arrested last November. | CCA

Three protestors summonsed to stand trial for their action in support of the Extinction Rebellion (ER) movement have had their court cases dropped.

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Quaker MP brings ‘right to work’ bill

FREE 14 March 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker Catharine West, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, brought a bill to parliament last month seeking to give asylum seekers the right to work. The MP brought the bill after a sustained ‘Lift the Ban’ campaign with cross-party support from Conservatives including Dame Caroline Spelman, Liberal Democrat Christine Jardine,...

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International Women’s Day activity

14 March 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends around the country came together to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, with events ranging from film screenings to workshops and discussions. Doncaster Meeting House hosted a ‘Women in Business Day’, while Friargate Quakers held an International Women’s Day Celebration organised by the group Unite the Union...

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Women’s historical peace photography

14 March 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Peace Museum. |

Bradford’s Peace Museum marked International Women’s Day by celebrating women’s contribution to peace photography following world war one.

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