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QSA reports funeral director price failings

FREE 12 January 2023 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker Social Action (QSA) has reported over 200 funeral directors to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for failing to clearly display their prices. The action follows new legal requirements for funeral firms, which include displaying prices online and in branches. The new Funerals Market Investigation Order was introduced in September 2021...

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XR in New Year message: ‘We quit’

12 January 2023 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Extinction Rebellion (XR), the climate movement that includes many Quakers, has announced that it is ‘to temporarily shift away from public disruption as a primary tactic’.

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Russian ceasefire was ‘space for peace’ say Quakers

12 January 2023 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FoR) has said that the Russian-announced ceasefire in Ukraine last weekend to mark Orthodox Christmas was ‘an opportunity to create space for peace to flourish’.

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Plaques for overcoming homelessness

12 January 2023 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Winchmore Hill Friends are raising awareness of a new initiative in north London to display plaques to people who have overcome homelessness.

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Friends offer Christmas witness

FREE 12 January 2023 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

‘At our all-age Christmas celebration Meeting for Worship, we wrote cards to prisoners.' | Rugby Friends writing to prisoners of conscience

Friends used their Christmas spirit to practise some Quakerly witness and outreach as the year drew to a close.

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War in Ukraine

FREE 05 January 2023 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

As Friends in Britain awoke on 24 February to hear the terrible news that Russia had launched an attack on Ukraine, Quakers in Kyiv told the world over social media: ‘We’ll be grateful for your prayers.’

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Cost-of-living crisis

05 January 2023 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The year began with Quaker Social Action (QSA) urging people to ‘make their hearts warmer’ but by the end of 2022, our homes were colder, our food more expensive, and many people struggling to pay for food and heating.

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Loss and damage fund

05 January 2023 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The year ended with positive news when the COP27 climate summit agreed a historic loss and damage deal.

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Resisting anti-protest measures

FREE 05 January 2023 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Protesting the Police Bill, courtesy Nigel Norie |

Friends lobbied hard against new ‘draconian’ laws which introduced unprecedented limits on the right to protest. Nevertheless Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) was ‘devastated’ when the House of Lords voted through the final measures of the controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts (PCSC) Bill, despite their vociferous advocacy. The vote on 26...

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National truth award

05 January 2023 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Following a deepening concern over ethics in public office, the newly-formed Quaker Truth and Integrity Group (QTIG) launched a national Quaker Truth Award.

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