North London Quakers called for ‘reform of our banking and financial systems’ in a blog for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Inclusive Growth.
Quakers in Scotland made the news last week as they welcomed a change in the law regarding the physical punishment of children.
Ludlow Quakers addressed the Shropshire Pensions Committee last week in support of a 200-strong petition asking the Pensions Fund to divest from fossils fuels and invest in renewable energy sources.
Newcastle Meeting House hosted a meditative musical performance based on Zen Art principles as part of its expanding music programme.
Quakers are urging Friends to write to their MPs in support of the the Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill which reached its second reading this week.
Bradford Friends celebrated the news that South Africa has ratified the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Three protestors summonsed to stand trial for their action in support of the Extinction Rebellion (ER) movement have had their court cases dropped.
Quaker Catharine West, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, brought a bill to parliament last month seeking to give asylum seekers the right to work. The MP brought the bill after a sustained ‘Lift the Ban’ campaign with cross-party support from Conservatives including Dame Caroline Spelman, Liberal Democrat Christine Jardine,...
Friends around the country came together to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, with events ranging from film screenings to workshops and discussions. Doncaster Meeting House hosted a ‘Women in Business Day’, while Friargate Quakers held an International Women’s Day Celebration organised by the group Unite the Union...
Bradford’s Peace Museum marked International Women’s Day by celebrating women’s contribution to peace photography following world war one.