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Protest prompts Scottish Ballet to review BP sponsorship

FREE 25 November 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Photo courtesy of BP or Not BP |

Friends welcomed the news that Scottish Ballet is reviewing its sponsorship policy after climate activists staged a protest during the last days of COP26.

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Friends welcome Alternative Security Review

FREE 25 November 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers are supporting an Alternative Security Review that aims to encompass a broader and more ecological perspective.

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QCEA issues statement on general secretary row

25 November 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) has spoken further on the decision to terminate the contract of its general secretary, Timmon Wallis.

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Two Meeting Houses awarded Historic England grants

25 November 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Two historic Meeting houses have been awarded grants from the National Churches Trust. Kendal Meeting in Cumbria, which houses the Quaker Tapestry, has been awarded a grant of £132,337, while Marazion Meeting House in Cornwall has received £31,904.

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Quaker speaks on Greenham for Chichester peace lecture

25 November 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A Quaker who is writing a novel about the Greenham Common Peace Camp gave the Chichester Friends’ Annual Peace Lecture to coincide with Remembrance Day.

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Quakers lament ‘tiny steps’ of COP26

FREE 18 November 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

'This is particularly unjust for people in the Global South who are feeling the first and worst impacts of the climate crisis, despite being least responsible.' | by Michael Preston, BYM

COP26 has delivered tiny steps forward when giant leaps are needed, Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has said, after the summit drew to an end last weekend.

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Quakers urged to stand by strikers

FREE 18 November 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers have been urged to stand by workers at Clarks shoe company who have been striking for weeks. The workers from Clarks’ main distribution centre in Street, Somerset, have accused the 200-year-old shoemaker of betraying its Quaker roots by demanding that employees accept a significant pay cut or face the...

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QSA ramps up mobile library for winter homelessness

18 November 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker Social Action (QSA) has said that it is ‘ramping up’ its mobile library service Turn a Corner for the winter months, as charities brace for a rise in homelessness.

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CTE appoints new general secretary

18 November 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has welcomed a new general secretary of Churches Together in England (CTE). Mike Royal, a pentecostal bishop, will take up the position in March 2022 when Paul Goodliff retires.

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Brighton Friends raise licensing concern

18 November 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

Brighton Friends attended a council hearing last week about a new restaurant opening next to its Meeting house.

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