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Quaker site up for sale

19 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

Part of the site of the historic Quaker mental health institution The Retreat is up for sale, as part of its restructuring programme.

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Friends fund new flats

19 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A Quaker housing association based in the Lake District has converted a 1920s former workshop and showroom into three extra-care flats for older people. The Gatesbield Quaker Housing Association created two fully wheelchair-accessible flats on the ground floor, and a first-floor flat out of the workshop of a renowned arts...

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Quakers welcome Biden: ‘There’s a lot to do!

FREE 12 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

US Friends have welcomed Joe Biden’s US presidential win, saying that there is much work to be done. The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) tweeted its congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, adding: ‘Democracy has prevailed. We can’t wait to work with you and the next...

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Postponed COP26 inspires action

FREE 12 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has joined more than sixty UK faith representatives in writing to the prime minister about emission targets, as campaigners come together to mark the original date of the COP26 November climate talks. The letter calls on the government to commit to ambitious emissions reductions in line...

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White poppies at Oxford Meeting

12 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

'Oxford Quaker Meeting House will be displaying its giant poppy again over the Remembrance Day period.' | Oxford Meeting’s white poppy.

Oxford Meeting marked Remembrance Day this month by displaying a giant white poppy on the Meeting house exterior wall, as well as a white poppy wreath on the door.

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Overseas Operations Bill passes through Commons

12 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers have welcomed the news that a judge-led review into the handling of allegations against troops will run in parallel to the controversial Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill, which passed through the House of Commons early this month. However, they said they were ‘extremely disappointed’ that the bill...

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Friends invited to Fringe

12 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A Cambridge Friend has set up a website for Quakers to post details of ‘fringe events’ taking place to coincide with Yearly Meeting (YM).

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‘Remember Yemen’, says PPU

FREE 05 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

This year’s Remembrance Day risks being a ‘festival of forgetting’, the Peace Pledge Union (PPU) has warned, if the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen is ignored, as well as other current wars.

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Quakers explore ‘heaven on earth’

FREE 05 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker Socialist Society (QSS) has announced that this year’s Salter Lecture, usually given at the time of Yearly Meeting, will take place online.

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QCEA co-launch guide to gender and inclusivity

05 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) is to launch a guide and videos providing strategies to overcome resistance to gender and inclusivity work in an online event this month.

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