Quakers witness against Barclays bank
Bristol Quakers took the lead in environmental protests at Barclays Annual General Meeting (AGM) this month, with the help of activist singers.
Quaker continues to resist deportation
A Quaker human rights defender is facing another struggle against deportation, with local Friends rallying to raise funds and offer support.
New building for Korean peace school
Over 100 people gathered at a new Quaker-initiated school on the edge of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in South Korea this month, to mark the completion of its new building.
Migration Bill is ‘shockingly cruel’, say Friends
Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) and the Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network (QARN) have signed a joint solidarity statement with 174 other organisations on the Illegal Migration Bill.
Quakers march on May Day
Members of the Quaker Socialist Society (QSS) joined the May Day march in London last week, against a backdrop of public sector strikes.
BYM shortlisted for campaigning award
Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has been shortlisted for a major campaigning award as part of the Police Bill Alliance.
Quaker London history walk returns
A popular guided walk highlighting Quaker history in the heart of London’s financial district will return this month, thanks to a Hertfordshire Friend.
QCEA prioritises ‘migration and peace’
Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) has chosen migration and peace as a key strand of its work for 2023-2024. According to its latest Around Europe newsletter: ‘Migration is a peace issue, and QCEA will work alongside others to develop this approach and make it more prominent in the European...
Quakers lobby MPs on prison sentences
Quakers in Criminal Justice (QICJ) and Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) briefed MPs ahead of a debate on indeterminate sentences last week. The debate on 27 April followed a conclusion last September from the UK parliament’s Justice Committee that Imprisonment for Public Protection Sentences (IPPs) caused profound psychological harm and mental...
Last week we said that the Woodbrooke Place residentials held at Glenthorne will be pay-as-led. This was incorrect. Woodbrooke says: ‘This year’s courses at Glenthorne follow their existing pricing structure and we’re working together to set prices in future which are affordable and sustainable for both organisations.’ We...