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Inter Faith Network faces imminent closure

FREE 15 February 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends are being urged to write to MPs and sign a petition to save the Inter Faith Network (IFN) from closure.

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Quaker socialists discuss private schools

15 February 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker Socialist Society (QSS) discussed how state schools and Quaker private schools can promote ‘life-long Quaker values’ last month.

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Friends pilot peer mediation scheme

FREE 15 February 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

'We quickly filled up and have a waiting list for another training in the summer – clearly showing schools feel there’s a need.’ | Peer mediation trainees (Jane Harries)

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM)’s peace education team piloted a three-day sustainable model for peer mediation training last month.

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European elections a ‘turning point’, says QCEA

15 February 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Polls suggest that the European electorate is increasingly concerned with climate change, poverty, and public health, Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) has said.

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Peace cranes from Hiroshima

15 February 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers were involved in a ‘Trees of Peace’ installation on display in Coventry Council House last month; it will be touring Coventry libraries for the rest of 2024. The installation features more than 1,000 multi-coloured origami cranes handcrafted by school pupils in Hiroshima and a local school in Coventry. The project was...

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Quakers speak on Gaza genocide ruling

FREE 08 February 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Following the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling that ‘there is a plausible risk Israel is committing genocide against Palestinians in Gaza’, Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has said that the UK government must take urgent action.

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Woodbrooke tapestries need new Quaker home

FREE 08 February 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

An Elisabeth Holmgaard tapestry | by Brian Homer

A series of tapestries created by a Danish Friend need a new Quaker home. John Lampen, from the Quaker Arts Network (QAN), told the Friend that: ‘Many Friends will remember a series of remarkable tapestries in the corridors at Woodbrooke, woven, and in most cases designed, by Elisabeth Holmgaard. She...

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Holocaust Memorial Day

08 February 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers marked Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) last month, attending local and national events. With the theme of this year’s HMD being ‘the fragility of freedom’, Oliver Robertson said on the Quakers in Britain website: ‘The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust reminds us that HMD is not only about remembrance, but...

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Sutton Coldfield Meeting House lauded for sustainability

08 February 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Sutton Coldfield Meeting House has been cited as an example of best practice in making faith buildings more sustainable.

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London Friends hold first blended gathering

08 February 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers came together last weekend for the first joint blended Meeting of the London Area Meetings (AMs).

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