Quaker campaigners in Lancashire have welcomed the decision by Andy Burnham, mayor of Greater Manchester, to oppose fracking in the region’s ten local councils. The Labour mayor put Manchester City Council on what many think could be a collision course with the government when he said that drilling companies...
The Stansted Fifteen protestors charged with stopping a deportation charter flight under a terror offence have launched an appeal against the verdict.
Quakers have voiced fierce criticism of the latest army recruitment campaign targeting young people. The campaign features world war one-style posters with images of modern young people, followed by the statement: ‘Your army needs you.’ The campaign appeals to ‘selfie addicts’ and ‘me me me millenials’, with examples including: ‘Snowflakes:...
Central Bristol Friends are expanding their Meeting house in order to accommodate more homeless people at its overnight shelter.
A member of Herstmonceux Meeting in East Sussex has written a book called Corporate Citizenship: The role of companies as citizens of the modern world.
One hundred and ninety volunteers helped out at the Quaker Open Christmas last month organised by Quaker Homeless Action (QHA).
Quaker Molly Scott Cato, the Green Party MEP for South West England, has described the government’s decision to ditch payments for householders installing solar panels as a ‘dereliction of duty’.
Stansted Friends are organising two discussions with a Quaker Meeting in Accra, Ghana. The first Skype debate will take place on 27 January on ‘Truth’ with discussion about ‘post-truth’. The next online meeting, on 10 March, close to Ghana’s Independence Day, will be about: ‘Applying Quaker Testimony to the idea of...
Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has urged Friends to help ‘shine a light’ in 2019 on what it calls ‘the broken immigration system’.
A Quaker psychotherapist and author gave a talk at Friends House in London last month.