Quaker Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the leading astrophysicist, made headlines this month when she donated her winnings for a major science award to under-represented students.
A Norwich Quaker has founded a company in line with Quaker business principles. Social entrepreneur Robert Ashton started Norwich Mustard in order to keep mustard production in Norwich, after the famous mustard firm Colman’s decision to close its factory earlier this year.
The Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) has launched a new Young Adult Friends Development Fund to support projects that ‘benefit and strengthen the network of Young Adult Friends around the world’.
A member of Winchmore Hill Meeting has stage-designed a play at the Southbank Centre in London, which explores the notion of truth in the world of fake news.
A briefing paper for Friends on how to respond to the government’s fracking consultation has been written by Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW).
Tottenham Friends held their annual Garden Party on 9 September.
Quaker Homeless Action (QHA) took part in a new street festival for homeless people this month.
Norwich Friends launched an exhibition at their Meeting house this month in partnership with Climate Hope and Action in Norfolk. The exhibition aims to ‘explore life in a rapidly changing climate, along with solutions and actions to bring them about’.
A leading Quaker scientist has published two peer-reviewed climate science papers, one in which he breaks with academic convention by referring to the moral issues involved in climate change.
The Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) has spoken out about what it calls the ‘unprecedented levels of funding for border management and military projects’ in the proposed EU budget for the next seven years.