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Easter protests outside Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s

FREE 28 April 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

'Some of the clergy attending the service joined members of Christian Climate Action...in holding their banner.' | courtesy Christian Climate Action

A group of Christians held a protest outside Westminster Abbey in London during its Good Friday service, calling on the Church of England to take its investments out of fossil fuels. As worshippers left Westminster Abbey, the protestors from Christian Climate Action handed out leaflets outlining why the Church of...

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Quaker climate expert in call for British Museum to ditch BP

FREE 28 April 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A leading Quaker climate expert has put his name to a submission placing renewed pressure on the British Museum to cut ties with BP.

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Friends welcome hunger striker’s success

28 April 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers have said they are delighted that the hunger striker Angus Rose has achieved his aim for MPs to be briefed on the climate crisis. The fifty-two-year-old heard on his thirty-seventh day of fasting that the scientific advisor Patrick Vallance would give a public address to MPs and ministers. The...

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Quaker women speak out for International Women’s Day

28 April 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell has said that she would love to see young girls being given more opportunities to play with STEM-inspiring (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) toys and encouraged to take leadership roles.

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Sacked AFSC worker says goodbye

28 April 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A former director at American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), who was fired after criticising the organisation’s restructuring programme, has urged her colleagues to continue ‘fostering the distinct message and principle of Friends’.

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Friends in XR ‘April Rebellion’ witness

FREE 21 April 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

‘The global South is disproportionately suffering the effects of climate catastrophes while we go on fuelling the crisis.' | courtesy Christian Climate Action

Quakers were among those hanging banners across the UK this month to raise awareness of the climate crisis and the need to end investment in fossil fuels. Banners could be seen on motorways, bridges and outside places of worship.

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Friends celebrate Salter Centenary

FREE 21 April 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Salter Centenary steering group has developed a plan to create a green wildlife walkway next to Wilson Grove, the garden cottage estate built by Ada Salter.

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Swastikas spray-painted outside US Meeting house

21 April 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A Friends’ Meeting in the United States has reported two swastikas found spray-painted outside a Quaker cemetery in New Jersey.

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Friend describes power of silence for BBC Mother’s Day service

21 April 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A Welsh Quaker mother of two young children gave a moving reflection for the BBC on Sul y Mamau, Mother’s Day, focusing on the power of silence to help us listen to ourselves, and to God.

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Quaker peace work in Spanish civil war

21 April 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker peace work in the Spanish Civil War is explored in a new book by the author Maggie Brookes-Butt. The novel Acts of Love and War draws on research from Friends House Library and follows three young British volunteers in the Spanish Civil War.

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