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‘War is a failure’

FREE 16 January 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has joined Quakers across Europe and the United States to call for a peaceful resolution to tensions between the US, Iran and other countries.

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Friends hold climate motions to account

16 January 2020 | by ElinorS | 0 comments

Quaker climate campaigners have urged Friends to work together to ensure climate emergency declarations are held to account. According to Zero Carbon Britain (ZCB), fifty per cent of local authorities have declared a climate emergency but few have produced a plan of action. Chris Martin, from Central England Quakers, who...

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QCEA lays out ‘hope for the new year’

16 January 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) has listed five key developments in Europe which have given it hope for the new year.

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XR campaign award

16 January 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker Ian Bray collected the Campaigner of the Year award from the Political Studies Association (PSA) on behalf of Extinction Rebellion (XR) last year.

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Yorkshire Quakers’ attendance survey

16 January 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers in Yorkshire (QiY) has reported the result of an attendance survey commissioned in 2019 to find out why some Friends attend QiY meetings and some do not.

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COP25: ‘Fractured world politics’

16 January 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) representative who attended the recent Conference of the Parties (COP) 25 climate change conference in Madrid has described the negotiations as being like ‘sharpened knives’ and reflecting ‘fractured world politics’.

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‘Veganuary’ could save carbon equivalent of 450,000 flights

FREE 09 January 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

Veganuary encourages people to try going vegan in January and beyond. | Anna Pelzer / Unsplash.

Members of Quaker Concern for Animals (QCA) are urging others to join ‘Veganuary 2020’, which campaigners claim will save the carbon equivalent of 450,000 flights and more than one million animals.

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Quaker centres discuss ‘controversial bookings’

FREE 09 January 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

‘Dealing with controversial bookings’ is to be one of the main topics at the annual gathering of Quaker centre delegates, held next week at Edinburgh Meeting house. According to Sue Proudlove, from Edinburgh Meeting, the Quaker Centres Gathering on 15 and 17 January will also focus on ‘planning for an uncertain future...

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BYM challenges government on ‘key priorities’

09 January 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A just transition to a net-zero carbon economy and creating a culture of welcome are just two of the key priorities that Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has challenged the government to committing to, in the wake of the general election result. The other priorities include: promoting peace and transforming justice –...

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Headteacher removes ‘Lord’ in nativity hymn

09 January 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

There was controversy last month when a headteacher chose to remove the word ‘Lord’ from the lyrics of the hymn ‘Away in a Manger’ in a nativity service for primary school children.

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