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Bristol Friends focus on reparations

FREE 11 April 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

'The aim of the two-part workshop was ‘to bring together a wide range of local people for an extended discussion of a controversial and sensitive subject’.' | Esther Stanford-Xosei, Maangamizi Educational Trust

Bristol Quakers have been putting the issue of reparations under the spotlight. More than eighty people joined a two-part reparations workshop at Redland Meeting House on 24 February and 23 March.

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Norwich Friends hold Quaker Question Time

FREE 11 April 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Norwich Quakers invited local parliamentary candidates to a ‘Question Time’ last month, focusing on peace and the environment.

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Friends call for end of weapons sales to Israel

11 April 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has reiterated its call for the UK government to suspend arms licences to Israel immediately. The demand came last week after it was revealed that seven aid workers were killed in an Israeli airstrike on Gaza.

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Lewes Meeting House refurbished

11 April 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Lewes Meeting is holding a series of events to celebrate its reopening after fifteen months of major work. Chris Lawson, from the Meeting, told the Friend: ‘The aims of the work were to improve accessibility and sustainability, apart from essential repairs. A large foyer has been created, and all areas...

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Wooldale Meeting celebrates George Fox in music

11 April 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Wooldale Meeting is embarking on ‘a collaborative composition’ to mark the 400th anniversary of George Fox’s birth.

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Quakers call for green Vanguard CEO

FREE 04 April 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

'EQAT is urging Friends to write to the board asking that they recruit someone who puts the climate first.' | Vanguard protest, courtesy of EQAT

The Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) is calling on the financial giant Vanguard to pick a ‘climate champion’ for its next CEO. The call came after it was announced that the current CEO, Tim Buckley, is retiring. EQAT is urging Friends to write to the board asking that they recruit...

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BYM clerk meets Jeremy Corbyn

FREE 04 April 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 3 comments | 3 comments

Quakers met with Jeremy Corbyn last month to discuss the differing opinions of Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) trustees and the Quaker Socialist Society (QSS) on his invitation to deliver the Salter Lecture.

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Quakers plan book on Gaza and Ukraine

04 April 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A group of Northern Friends Peace Board (NFPB) members are compiling a book of reflections on the wars in Ukraine and Gaza.

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Devon Friends build Quaker agroforestry community

04 April 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Two Quakers in South Devon are planning to create a Quaker agroforestry community.

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Christian leaders address Biden on Gaza

04 April 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) joined other churches around the world in calling for a ceasefire in Gaza during Holy Week. The group ‘Churches for Middle East Peace’, which coordinated the letter, was sending it to world leaders. Signed by more than 140 global Christian leaders, the letter said: ‘We, as global...

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