A Bristol Friend led a peaceful protest against the bank HSBC demanding that it stop fossil fuel investment. Quaker Jo Flanagan took part in the musical protest targeting the institute’s annual general meeting (AGM) on 29 April. Quaker Julia Bush told the Friend: ‘HSBC is the world’s sixth biggest...
A US Quaker Meeting has said that it plans to give $500,000 as reparations to black neighbours over the next decade.
Quakers have been asked if they can sponsor a seventeen-year-old boy from Ukraine. A trusteee of the Friend, Peter Kennedy from Aberdeen Meeting, put out the call in the Edinburgh Quaker newsletter Terrace Talk. He said: ‘I have been asked by a friend of mine, Debra Storr, to see if...
Friends came together last month to share ideas on how Quakers can celebrate George Fox’s 400th birthday in 2024. The co-founder of Quakerism was born in July 1624 in Drayton-in-the-Clay in Leicestershire.
Quakers have said that the government is trying to silence the ethical investment movement with a controversial ‘anti-boycott bill’.
The William Penn room at Friends House is to be renamed after abolitionist Benjamin Lay. The new name was suggested by staff of the Quiet Company, which manages Friends House, after it was decided last year that it was not appropriate to commemorate William Penn any longer.
Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has said it is ‘devastated’ that the House of Lords has voted through the final measures of the controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.
Quakers have slammed government plans to send refugees to Rwanda. The proposals have also been heavily criticised by Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, who called them ‘ungodly’.
Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has appointed Siobhán Haire to be its new deputy recording clerk.
The Mount School has spoken out over criticisms that it invited army staff to talk during the school’s careers week. Some Quakers have expressed disquiet over the invitation, particularly as the school was made a Quaker Recognised Body in 2019.