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Quaker calls for action on prisons

FREE 30 May 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker writer and broadcaster Tom Shakespeare has called for new thinking to fix the current crisis in UK prisons. Against a backdrop of overcrowding, violence and high rates of reoffending, the former Swarthmore Lecturer said we need a clearer vision of what prisons are really for.  ‘We want...

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Quakers in Scotland urge government to act on climate

30 May 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Earlier this month, Quakers in Scotland called on John Swinney, the new Scottish first minister, to take urgent action to tackle the climate crisis.

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London Quaker cycles for Gaza

30 May 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A Lewisham Quaker cycled twelve miles up a French mountain to raise £13,000 for aid to Gaza.

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Quakers lobby MPs on conflict minerals

30 May 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers spoke in parliament this month about the need to ensure that the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) benefit from minerals mined in their country,

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Climate Choir interrupts Standard Chartered AGM

FREE 23 May 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

‘The new lyrics are our way of creatively challenging Standard Chartered’s continuing funding of fossil fuel projects.' | Climate Choir at Standard Charter bank

The Quaker-founded Climate Choir disrupted the Standard Chartered annual general meeting this month, to accuse the bank of financing environmental destruction.

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Quaker Service Norway supports Gaza kindergartens

FREE 23 May 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A Quaker-supported programme in Gaza has started ‘open days’ to help traumatised children in three kindergartens.

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BYM highlights general election priorities

23 May 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has developed resources to aid Quakers in the upcoming 2024 general election.

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Edinburgh Meeting House festival venue renamed

23 May 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Edinburgh Meeting House is returning as a venue for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Quaker charity launches school pack

23 May 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker Peacemakers charity has launched a free pack to help schools become more peaceful. The move, designed to coincide with International Day of Living Together in Peace, is part of the charity’s bid ‘to roll out nationwide support for teachers and schools to develop skills and tools for...

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AFSC hosts relief football in Gaza

FREE 16 May 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Winner accepts the Gaza football trophy |

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) set up a youth football tournament in Gaza last month.

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