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Friends House staff consultation ends

FREE 17 September 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has said that it is ‘not likely to announce any decisions imminently’ following staff surveys to consider ‘a wide range of cost-cutting measures’.

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UK risks surge in homelessness, says MP

FREE 17 September 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The politician Thangam Debonnaire MP, who has spoken previously about the influence of her Quaker roots, has warned that without proper safeguards in place, the UK faces a deepening homeless crisis with renters facing eviction just as the economic fall-out of Covid-19 bites.

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Holidays for Syrian refugees

17 September 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends from Minehead Meeting organised holidays for five Syrian refugee families this summer despite the pandemic. The Quaker-founded Minehead and District Refugee Support Group, led by members of Minehead Meeting, continued fundraising during lockdown for its programme of seaside days and mini-breaks through postal donations, virtual tea parties and a...

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Friends and MP raise tourism as concern

17 September 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A North Wales Build Back Better (BBB) group set up by a Friend from Porthmadog Meeting has agreed with its local MP that tourism in the area is a particular concern.

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Friends send creative inspirations

17 September 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

‘Flow’ | courtesy of Peter V.

Quakers have been sending art for a creative project launched by the Book of Discipline Revision Committee (BDRC) to illustrate what faith and practice means to them.

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US Quaker school disbands union

17 September 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

More than 1,000 parents and alumni have signed a petition urging a Quaker school in the US not to disband a staff union, amid claims that it is betraying its Quaker values. The row broke out after Brooklyn Friends, a private Quaker school in Brooklyn, sent out an email on 14 August...

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Brummana School steps up after explosion

FREE 10 September 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The principal of the Quaker Brummana High School in Lebanon has described how students supported the community after the devastating explosion in Beirut last month left thousands injured and hundreds dead.

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Friends support new children’s rights bill

FREE 10 September 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers in Scotland are supporting a new bill to enshrine children’s rights into Scots law. Friends joined forty-nine other members of Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights) in writing to MSPs to welcome the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill, which was...

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UK trains human-rights abusing states

10 September 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Peace campaigners have called on the UK government to review its military collaborations after it was revealed that since 2018 the UK has provided military training for seventeen countries classed as having human-rights abusing regimes.

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Climate funding for Quaker-founded store

10 September 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

A ‘not for profit’ shop which grew out of a food cooperative started by local Quakers thirty years ago is expanding in a bid to promote recycling and ‘zero waste’.

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