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Double first for Sanctuary Meetings in the UK

FREE 17 August 2017 | by Harry Albright | 0 comments

Llangollen Meeting in Wales and Lichfield Meeting in England have become the first two Sanctuary Meetings in Britain.

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US embassy refuses to accept nuclear brinkmanship letter

FREE 17 August 2017 | by Harry Albright | 0 comments

The US Embassy has declined to accept a letter from a delegation of journalists, writers and peace activists which calls on the United States government to stop its nuclear brinkmanship in the crisis with North Korea.

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American Friends report on North Korea

17 August 2017 | by Harry Albright | 0 comments

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) has issued a report reflecting on the organisation’s work in Korea over the last sixty-five years. Engaging North Korea – Volume II shares the AFSC’s views on the critical issues it sees as opportunities for dialogue between the US and the Democratic People...

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First Quaker marriage at Woodbrooke

17 August 2017 | by The Friends Newsdesk | 0 comments

Guests at the wedding. | Courtesy of Anthony Pegler.

The first Quaker wedding at Woodbrooke, the Quaker study centre in Birmingham, took place on Saturday 12 August when Knut Nygard and Naomi Engelkamp were married in the Cadbury Room.

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Friends march in Cape Town

17 August 2017 | by Harry Albright | 0 comments

Friends on the march. | Quaker Peace Centre.

The Quaker Peace Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, participated in the ‘Recall President Zuma Now!’ march to parliament on 7 August.

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French legal ruling for refugees

17 August 2017 | by Harry Albright | 0 comments

French authorities must provide basic amenities to refugees in Calais in the future.

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Tesco decision on single-use bags welcomed

17 August 2017 | by Harry Albright | 0 comments

Friends of the Earth (FoE) has responded positively to the announcement by leading British supermarket Tesco that it will no longer provide single-use plastic bags – but wants the government to press for more. The campaigning charity is also urging the government and businesses to take similar action on disposable cups...

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Yearly Meeting Gathering news

10 August 2017 | by The Friend | 0 comments

Bear witness with white poppies Friends wishing to show their opposition to the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair in London this September can to do so even if they are unable to bear witness in person. They can make white poppies between five and ten centimetres across...

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YMG 2017: a new ‘look and feel’

FREE 27 July 2017 | by Harry Albright | 1 comment | 1 comments

Yearly Meeting Gathering (YMG) begins this weekend at the University of Warwick in Coventry, the fourth YMG in the past nine years. This year there will be noticeable changes from previous YMGs.

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Storytelling in stitches

FREE 27 July 2017 | by Harry Albright | 0 comments

Title Panel – The Prism. | Quaker Tapestry ©

The Quaker Tapestry is being exhibited in Friends House in London for the first time in many years.

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