Brighton Meeting House was the third venue in less than a week to cancel an event with MP Chris Williamson after they were warned that there may be violence. The Derby North MP was suspended from the Labour Party in February for claiming that Labour had been ‘too apologetic’ in...
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has begun a new investigation into child protection in religious organisations and settings.
Around 150 people showed the power of silent action with a ‘human chain’ around the wall of the Central Manchester Meeting House to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo massacre. According to Manchester Friends, part of the wall surrounding the Meeting house was standing in 1819 when the massacre happened, during...
Quakers supported a group of LGBTQ+ people who were removed from a Pride event in Surrey this month for protesting against the event’s sponsors BAE Systems. The attenders carrying anti-BAE banners said they were thrown out of the event in Woking Park on 10 August. However, the organisers are reported...
A woman who was supported by Quaker Social Action’s (QSA’s) ‘Down to Earth’ programme spoke on a BBC news programme this month about her struggle with funeral debt following her brother’s death.
The Quaker singer-songwriter Majk Stokes performed new material at the Edinburgh Meeting House, when, for its thirty-first year, the building became Venue 40 for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
A US Quaker-founded NGO has closed after almost fifty years of working in Nicaragua due to the country’s desperate problems under president Daniel Ortega.
Northern Friends Peace Board (NFPB) has put its name to a letter urging the prime minister to seek peace in a time ‘when communities are being fragmented by financial hardship and political uncertainty’.
Friends in Yorkshire have supported a call made by a Quaker sustainability expert for councils to commit to more ecological building schemes.
Friends House Hospitality Limited is celebrating the news that it has received a Green Tourism Gold accreditation and been shortlisted for the London Venue Awards 2019.