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New director for AFSC

FREE 23 February 2017 | by Harry Albright | 0 comments

Joyce Ajlouny. | AFSC.

Palestinian-American Quaker Joyce Ajlouny has been appointed as the next general secretary of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

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Leaveners to be laid down?

FREE 23 February 2017 | by Harry Albright | 0 comments

Trustees of Leaveners, the Quaker community arts charity, have decided to call an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) for 4 March to consider a proposal to lay the organisation down.

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JRF report warns of increased poverty

23 February 2017 | by Harry Albright | 0 comments

Millions of ‘just managing families’ are on the tipping point of falling into poverty as the cost of living rises, according to new research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).

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‘Online retreat’ launched for Young Adult Friends

23 February 2017 | by The Friend Newsdesk | 0 comments

Young adult Friends from all over the world have been invited to join a journey of discovery, transformation and leadings of the Spirit organised by the Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham.

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YFGM gather in Edinburgh

23 February 2017 | by The Friend Newsdesk | 0 comments

Young Friends General Meeting (YFGM) is holding a gathering in Scotland for the first time in a decade this weekend.

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Quaker Tapestry Museum retains national award

23 February 2017 | by Harry Albright | 0 comments

The Quaker Tapestry Museum in Kendal has retained its ‘Hidden Gem’ classification awarded by the tourist board for England. The accolade recognises outstanding attractions that go ‘the extra mile’ to create an enjoyable and memorable visit.

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‘Quaker faith & practice’ feedback sought

23 February 2017 | by Harry Albright | 0 comments

A major project involving Friends throughout Britain is reaching a conclusion.

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Quakers condemn end of child refugee scheme

FREE 16 February 2017 | by Harry Albright | 0 comments

A letter and statement addressed to Amber Rudd, the home secretary, expressing concern at the intention to suspend the programme to resettle unaccompanied minors seeking refuge in the United Kingdom, has been signed by recording clerk Paul Parker. He joined leaders of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church...

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Friends asked to act on fracking

FREE 16 February 2017 | by The Friend Newsdesk | 0 comments

A view of Pendle Hill. | Will Grady / flickr CC.

A call for a ban on new and intensive forms of fossil fuel extraction, including fracking for shale gas and oil, and underground coal gasification is being supported by Friends.

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Quaker forced migration report launched

16 February 2017 | by Harry Albright | 0 comments

The Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) and Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network (QARN) have published a report on Friends’ efforts to respond to displaced persons in Europe.

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