Three Quaker MPs have rejected Friends’ calls for a ceasefire in Gaza.Earlier this month, Britain Yearly Meeting joined American Friends Service Committee, Canadian Friends Service Committee, Friends Committee on National Legislation, and the Quaker United Nations Office, in saying ‘we insist that a ceasefire must be realized along with...
Friends have been reminded that ‘the unthinkable can happen when we stand together and apply pressure’, ahead of the twenty-eighth Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), which began this week.
MPs from Westminster’s three largest parties shared their thoughts on truth and integrity with Quakers last month.
Three college students who were shot and wounded last weekend in Vermont were graduates of Friends School Ramallah.
A Quaker healthcare professional held a five-day fasting vigil outside the Scottish Parliament last month, calling for an immediate ceasefire in Israel/Gaza.
There was a sharp rise in demand for white poppies ahead of Remembrance Day this month, following increased interest from those calling for a ceasefire in Israel and Gaza.
Quaker Meeting houses have been opening near protest routes to provide a quiet safe space during marches. Others have been hired out to groups wishing to plan events or discuss what’s happening in Palestine and Israel, says Clare Wood, head of Peacebuilding Projects for Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM).
According to Britain Yearly Meeting’s (BYM) most recent accounts, more money was spent on Quaker work in 2022 than in 2021, with 2023 looking like another strong year. BYM says that this means it ‘will be able to maintain its momentum’.
Friends in Wales hosted a public event exploring the campaign to make ecocide an international crime last month.
Leighton Park, a Quaker Recognised Body, has won ‘Senior School of the Year’ in the Independent Schools Association (ISA) Awards 2023. The ISA is the largest independent schools’ body in the UK. This success comes on the back of Leighton Park also being acknowledged as one of the country’s best...