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Friend sets up blind football in Malawi

02 July 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Orientation of the football pitch before the start of a five-a-side blind football game. | courtesy of Sally Feyi-Waboso.

A member of Cardiff Meeting has set up a five-a-side football team for blind children in Malawi.

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BYM joins voices against annexes

02 July 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has joined with humanitarian, development and faith organisations to oppose Israeli government plans from 1 July to ‘annex more Palestinian land’.

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Young activists call to be ‘more involved’

25 June 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Birmingham youth strikers do not feel they are being heard in climate emergency decision-making, a workshop with young activists has found.

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Quakers in Refugee Week

FREE 25 June 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

As the World Health Organisation highlighted refugees as ‘some of the world’s most vulnerable people’ in the face of a globally accelerating Covid-19 pandemic, Friends marked Refugee Week despite the restrictions. Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network (QARN) members took part in a busy programme of activities in Oxford from 1...

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Friend speaks at BLM rally

25 June 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A Quaker who has a long history of working in criminal justice spoke out at a Black Lives Matter (BLM) rally in Malvern this month. Melanie Jameson, co-clerk of Quakers in Criminal Justice, told the Friend that around 370 people came to the protest on 7 June where she felt moved to...

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Praise for QSA project

FREE 25 June 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A Quaker Social Action (QSA) shared housing project has been recognised for the crucial support it provides to young adult carers, in an independent evaluation published this month.

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UK churches can make ‘unique contribution’

25 June 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A report by the Christian think tank Theos has said that UK churches can make a unique contribution to combating economic inequality, and their contribution is needed more than ever.

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Friends take action for Black Lives Matter 

FREE 18 June 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Bridgend Quakers displayed banners in English and Welsh outside their Meeting house. | courtesy of Bridgend Meeting

Clun Valley Quakers held a short demonstration at the centuries-old ‘African’s Grave’ in Bishops Castle churchyard last week in support of Black Lives Matter. In their statement on 11 June, Friends said they condemned ‘the systemic racism that has led to the deaths of George Floyd and so many black...

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Jewish figures condemn Israeli annexes

FREE 18 June 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) has launched a #NoToAnnexation campaign against plans by the Israeli government to start ‘legislation to formally annex significant parts of Palestine, which has been under military occupation since 10 June 1967’.

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BYM pledges to ‘build back better’

18 June 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has joined with other groups and organisations to support the Build Back Better movement in a push to create a green and just recovery following the Covid-19 crisis. 

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