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New York talks on a nuclear-free world

FREE 22 June 2017 | by The Friend Newsdesk | 0 comments

There is a Quaker presence at the historic talks being held at the United Nations in New York to create a world free of nuclear weapons. Tim Wallis, peace and disarmament programme manager for Quaker Peace & Social Witness and author of The Truth about Trident, is observing the talks...

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International Quaker presence at Yearly Meeting Gathering

FREE 22 June 2017 | by The Friend Newsdesk | 0 comments

Cecile Nyiramana. | Courtesy of Harry Albright.

Cecile Nyiramana from Rwanda, who was prevented from coming to co-deliver the Swarthmore Lecture at Yearly Meeting last year, has confirmed that she will be attending Yearly Meeting Gathering (YMG) at the University of Warwick in the summer.

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Peace Museum launches schools programme

22 June 2017 | by The Friend Newsdesk | 0 comments

Shannen Lang with the new school programme brochure and a replica suitcase. | Courtesy of The Peace Museum.

The Peace Museum in Bradford has announced that from September it will launch a new primary schools programme.

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Spotlight on ‘internal refugees’

22 June 2017 | by The Friend Newsdesk | 0 comments

Christian Aid is urging world leaders to provide more support for the 40.3 million people forced to flee their homes within their own countries due to violence and conflict.

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Trident and the threat of cyber-attack

22 June 2017 | by The Friend Newsdesk | 0 comments

Quaker Paul Ingram, executive director of the British American Security Information Council (BASIC), is one of the co-authors of a new report that highlights the potential for a cyber-attack on Britain’s nuclear weapons system.

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Quaker clock donated to school

22 June 2017 | by The Friend Newsdesk | 0 comments

Mike Finch’s widow, Wendy, with Toby Spence and the clock. | Sibford School.

A traditional Quaker clock manufactured in Sibford Ferris in the 1870s has been donated to Sibford School near Banbury in memory of a former scholar.

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Meeting for Sufferings: More that unites than divides

15 June 2017 | by The Friend Newsdesk | 0 comments

The remit of the Quaker Committee for Christian and Interfaith Relations (QCCIR) was described as ‘absolutely huge’ by Stephanie Grant, a member of the body, at Meeting for Sufferings held in Friends House on 3 June.

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Meeting for Sufferings: Funding position is ‘comfortable’

15 June 2017 | by The Friend Newsdesk | 0 comments

Funding for the Religious Society of Friends remains in a ‘relatively comfortable position’, Meeting for Sufferings heard.

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Meeting for Sufferings: Publicising the activities of Young Friends

15 June 2017 | by The Friend Newsdesk | 0 comments

Tim Rouse, trustee and management officer of Young Friends General Meeting (YFGM), presented a report on the activities of young adult Friends in the past year. YFGM’s main activity is running residential weekends three times a year in Meeting houses around the country. The weekends usually involve between sixty...

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Meeting for Sufferings: British Friends visit to Dublin

15 June 2017 | by The Friend Newsdesk | 0 comments

Meeting for Sufferings, on 3 June, heard of a visit held on 6 May by representatives of Britain Yearly Meeting to Quaker House in Dublin where they met with representatives of Ireland Yearly Meeting. Among those present were the clerk and assistant clerk of Ireland Yearly Meeting, Heather Bewley and Bairbre Nic...

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