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Friends protest at Westminster Abbey

FREE 16 May 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

Quakers took part in the protests at Westminster Abbey this month against its thanksgiving service for fifty years of constant patrols by nuclear submarines.

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Historic England recognises ‘unsung’ beauty of Meeting houses

FREE 16 May 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Aylesbury Meeting House. | © Historic England.

Eleven Quaker Meeting houses have been granted listed status by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on the advice of Historic England.

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Bath Quakers convene climate hustings

16 May 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Over 100 people gathered at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution for a local-election hustings last month convened by Bath Quakers on the theme of climate and environment. Speakers from Bath Conservative, Green, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties, plus independents, set out their positions and took questions from what Friends...

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Norwich Quakers discuss spirituality and economics

16 May 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Norwich Quakers are hosting a public debate this week asking the question: ‘What’s spiritual about economics?’

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Friends host play to mark Quaker conchie’s 100th birthday

16 May 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Lincolnshire Friends are celebrating the centenary birthday of one of the oldest surviving Quaker conscientious objectors (COs) by hosting a play about the pacifist training farm where he worked.

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Forty-three per cent of Quakers ‘don’t believe in God’, says magazine

16 May 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 2 comments | 2 comments

Around forty-three per cent of British Quakers do not profess a belief in God, according to an article last month in The Economist magazine.

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QCA hails move from livestock farming

FREE 09 May 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker Concern for Animals (QCA) group has praised the ‘small but growing number’ of farmers who are turning their back on livestock farming to embrace plant horticulture. 

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Bideford Meeting fire

FREE 09 May 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

Friends from Bideford Meeting in Devon have asked Quakers to hold them in the light after a fire broke out at its Meeting house.

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Huddersfield Friends start climate vigil

09 May 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Huddersfield Friends have started a monthly ‘climate disruption’ vigil after what they describe as a ‘surge of interest’ from non-Quakers following the Extinction Rebellion protests.

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Friends at eightieth anniversary of Kindertransport

09 May 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Kindertransport statue in Prague. | Marisa Johnson.

Quakers attended a gathering last month to commemorate the eightieth anniversary of the Kindertransport rescue effort. The ‘Invisible Heroes’ event held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic on 30 April acknowledged Quakers for their contribution.

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