Having started as a ‘rather self-contained part’ of Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) – ‘doing great work, but it didn’t work a lot with other parts of the organisation’ – Quaker Life Central Committee (QLCC) has been on ‘a huge journey,’ Jocelyn Burnell said. The clerk of QLCC told Meeting for Sufferings...
The Quaker Committee for Christian and Interfaith Relations (QCCIR) regards its biggest achievement as The Changing Face of Faith in Britain, Stephanie Grant, a member of the body, told Meeting for Sufferings on 24 November. This report was a legacy project produced in partnership with Woodbrooke.
Quaker Social Action (QSA) is celebrating what it hailed as a ‘big breakthrough for those struggling with funeral costs’ after a major investigation into the funeral sector was announced.
Kingston upon Thames Friends hosted an open event for the Quaker Congo Partnership UK on 25 November.
Southern East Anglian Friends have expressed unity with the formerly disowned radical Quaker abolitionist Benjamin Lay. The Area Meeting (AM) is the final of the four Meetings whose predecessors disowned him in the eighteenth century to reconsider. The others are Abington Monthly Meeting and Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in the United...
Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) trustees have reaffirmed they want ‘a simple church supported by a simple charity to reinvigorate Quakerism’ as the basis for its new set of priorities.
Oliver Robertson is to be the new head of witness and worship at Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM), it was announced at Meeting for Sufferings on 24 November.
Meeting for Sufferings decided to lay down the Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) Sustainability Group on Sunday 25 November.
Mark Tod, convenor of the Church Government Advisory Group (CGAG), spoke to Meeting for Sufferings on Friday 23 November about implications of the decision to revise Quaker faith & practice (Qf&p), and the revised text pertaining to Central Nominations Committee and Yearly Meeting Nominating Group.
Traidcraft, the Christian retailer promoting Fairtrade goods, has unveiled a plan to rescue it from the threat of closure.