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Friends meet to explore universalism

07 February 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Over forty people gathered at Friends House recently for a two-hour meeting to consider: ‘Why be a Quaker universalist?’ Tony Philpott, clerk of the Quaker Universalist Group (QUG), introduced the afternoon on 12 January, which was organised by QUG and London Quakers.

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Woodbrooke in The Daily Telegraph

07 February 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Woodbrooke. | Stefan Wolmarans via Wikimedia Commons.

The Quaker study centre and retreat Woodbrooke appeared in The Daily Telegraph on 20 January as part of an article on silent retreat by journalist Tom Ough.

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Birmingham’s ‘24 Hours of Prayer’

07 February 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Central England Quakers took part in a multifaith day of prayer last month in a bid to share prayers from different spiritual traditions.

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Meeting for Sufferings: Wide age range appointed to Book of Discipline Revision Committee

07 February 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Two teenagers have been appointed to the Book of Discipline Revision Committee, it was announced at Meeting for Sufferings on 2 February.

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Meeting for Sufferings: What can Friends offer in a ‘post-truth’ world?

FREE 07 February 2019 | by Elinor Smallman | 0 comments

Meeting for Sufferings returned to consideration of the ‘post-truth world’ on Saturday. In April 2018 Sufferings received a concern from Southern Marches Area Meeting (SMAM) about ‘restoring truth and integrity in the public sphere’ and how ‘the lack of honesty in public affairs is impacting on all our testimonies’.

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Meeting for Sufferings: Friends reject plans to change AM representation

07 February 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends ministered passionately against proposals to change the system for nominating representatives to attend Meeting for Sufferings.

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Quakers mark Holocaust Memorial Day

31 January 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers around the country gathered for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), which for 2019 had the theme ‘Torn from home’. Friends took the opportunity on 27 January to pay respect to those lost in genocide and war. According to the HMD Trust, the commemorations were held to remember the six million Jews murdered...

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Friends commission domestic violence drama

FREE 31 January 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Journeymen Theatre performing 'Rock and a Hard Place'. | Matt Hill.

Gloucestershire Quakers have commissioned Journeymen Theatre to produce a play following a long-standing concern about domestic violence. The play, called Rock and a Hard Place, is based on real life stories with input from Stroud Women’s Refuge, which, according to Gloucester Friends, is the only surviving refuge in the...

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Huddersfield Meeting celebrates climate emergency motion

31 January 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Kirklees Council has passed an emergency climate motion with the support of Huddersfield Quakers. The group of Quaker environmental campaigners has been calling for a motion to be passed in light of the urgency of climate change. The motion was moved on 16 January by a Labour councillor with the support...

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Day of prayer in time of ‘fear and anxiety’

31 January 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers took part in a national day of prayer to support the difficult political situation in the UK. The organisation Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI), of which BYM is a member, called for its bodies to join together at the beginning of the Week of Prayer for Christian...

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