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BYM receives generous grant

FREE 18 August 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has been awarded £200,000 by Benefact Trust to support Quaker communities to thrive.

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Quaker draws TV stars to Bolton Pride event

FREE 18 August 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

‘I am not afraid of dying. It is the leaving behind of those I love that is my grief.’ | Actor Julie Hesmondhalgh (left) with Rosie Adamson-Clark

A Bolton Quaker’s films were shown to celebrate Bolton Pride this summer. The invite-only film festival at Bolton Hospice was introduced by former Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh who played the character of Hayley.

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Leeds Friends welcome Bikes for Peace

18 August 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Leeds Quakers are welcoming a group of Norwegian cyclists who are embarking on a thirty-mile tour for peace. Six to twelve activists from the ‘Bike for Peace’ organisation will arrive from Norway, with more supporters joining from the UK. Writing on Facebook, Leeds Quakers said: ‘We are looking forward to...

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Kenyan partners hold peace for election day

18 August 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A grassroots organisation that works with the Quaker Turning the Tide (TTT) programme in Kenya recruited seventy-one accredited election observers to help ensure peace in the presidential elections last week.

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Exeter Friends host school visits

18 August 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Exeter Quakers welcomed two groups of Year 8 school children to their Meeting house this summer. Pupils from schools in Exeter and Ashburton visited over two days, as part of a programme organised by Exeter City Council.

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Wandsworth Friends share energy ideas

FREE 11 August 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Wandsworth Quakers have issued guidance on reducing energy usage as the UK braces for soaring costs. The note, circulated around local Quakers, says that ‘with prices going up nine per cent a year at the moment… now is the time to look again at how we can save energy in...

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‘Good progress’ on diversity and inclusion, says BYM

11 August 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Edwina Peart, Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM)’s diversity and inclusion coordinator, has said that the Quaker community has made ‘good progress’.

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Seventeenth-century life reenacted for Almeley anniversary

FREE 11 August 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

'Almeley Friends have also been celebrating the gift of a gold-sealed ‘proclamation’ from the governor of Pennsylvania.' | Seal and signature of Pennsylvania governor

Almeley Friends held an enactment day last month for children to recreate life when the Quaker Meeting house opened.

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FWCC attends World Council of Churches Assembly

11 August 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers will take part in a meeting of the highest governing body of the World Council of Churches (WCC) this month in Karlsruhe, Germany.

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Quakers call for nuclear disarmament

11 August 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has signed a joint letter calling on world leaders to phase out nuclear weapons.

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