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New director for QUNO

FREE 07 October 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Photo: Sarah Clarke, courtesy AFSC |

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the Quaker United Nations Committee (New York) have announced that Sarah Clarke will be the new director of Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) New York.

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Quakers denounce Universal Credit cuts

FREE 07 October 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker-founded Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has criticised the government for going ahead with its £20 a week cut to Universal Credit.

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Friends resist Liverpool Electronic Arms Fair

07 October 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends in the north are getting ready to resist the Liverpool Electronic Arms Fair (AOC Europe 2021), which is due to take place in the city next week.

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Quakers ponder Sikh ‘service to others’

07 October 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Chichester Quakers held an interfaith event exploring the Sikh commitment to Seva, the compassionate service to others.

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Friends rally for ‘Stop the Rights Raid’ week

07 October 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers are getting ready to take part in a week of action highlighting an increase in legislation undermining human rights.

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Quaker midwife highlights City fossil fuel investment

FREE 30 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Photo @DoctorsXR on Twitter |

A Quaker midwife who took part in the Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests in London last month has said that she was partly motivated by the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.

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Friends celebrate new Yorkshire Centre

FREE 30 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

Friends in the north are celebrating the Quakers in Britain Yorkshire Centre, which will pilot new ways of working.

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George Fox shortlisted for green plaque

30 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

George Fox has been nominated for a green plaque award run by a local council. John Catt of Loughborough and John Spencer of Gravesend, Kent, independently put forward the Quaker founder’s name to be awarded one of six green plaques from Leicestershire City Council.

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Quakers join action for climate loss and damage

30 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers joined other organisations in launching a new Make Polluters Pay campaign, as part of the first ever international Loss and Damage Awareness Day.

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Winchester Quaker artist in Heritage Day

30 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Winchester Friends hosted a retrospective of the artwork of Quaker artist Andrew Rutter as part of its Heritage Day activities. Maggie Allder, clerk of Winchester Meeting, told the Friend: ‘Over two days [18 and 19 September] we saw over 240 visitors, served refreshments, showed off the architecture of our building, and enjoyed many...

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