Judith Moran, director of Quaker Social Action (QSA), has won the Outstanding Individual Achievement award at the 2017 Charity Times Awards held on 4 October. This comes just two weeks after she was highly commended in the CEO of the Year category at the Third Sector Awards.
Paul Parker, the recording clerk of Britain Yearly Meeting, spoke about the broader role of communications from Friends House. All of the speaking out, he explained, is done on behalf of Friends and, in doing work on a huge range of issues, ‘we work on your behalf and we have...
Meeting for Sufferings, held at Manchester Meeting House on Mount Street on Saturday 7 October, was asked, as part of the ongoing work on forced migration, to approve a ‘Sanctuary Everywhere Manifesto’. The Manifesto was part of the annual report of Quaker Peace & Social Witness Central Committee (QPSWCC). It was...
At Meeting for Sufferings representatives were asked to reflect on their experience of the Yearly Meeting Gathering (YMG) held at the University of Warwick in August, whether they had attended or not.
The issue of diversity within the Religious Society of Friends was raised at Meeting for Sufferings. A paragraph of Yearly Meeting’s Minute 38 was sent to Meeting for Sufferings and asked that representatives ‘look at how we can remove barriers and actively seek wider participation in the full life of...
A minute sent by Yearly Meeting was considered by Meeting for Sufferings. Minute 23 asked Sufferings to undertake a review of the Committee on Clerks, specifically of their ‘manner of working’, with a view to revising their Terms of Reference.
Helen Drewery talked about the annual report of Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW).
Three peace protestors, including Hull Quaker Sam Donaldson, have been ‘admonished’ by a Scottish court after taking part in a nonviolent blockade of the UK’s nuclear weapons storage facility in the summer.
Friends joined for a Quaker Meeting for Worship on Saturday 14 October and stood in solidarity with all those who had suffered from the Grenfell Tower fire.
A very full agenda, which covered subjects as diverse as ‘speaking out’ in Britain to peace work in East Africa, was dealt with at Meeting for Sufferings held at Friends Meeting House in Mount Street, Manchester on Saturday 7 October.