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Met Office remembers Quaker weather scientist

FREE 06 May 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Photo: Lewis Fry Richardson (NOAA at Wikimedia Commons) |

The Met Office has marked the work of the Quaker scientist Lewis Fry Richardson, who, 100 years ago, began numerically forecasting the weather.

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XR Quaker found ‘not guilty’

FREE 29 April 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The six XR protesters | courtesy @ShellKnew on Twitter

Six Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters – including Quaker XR co-founder Ian Bray – have been cleared of causing £25,000 worth of damage to the Shell headquarters in London.

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Swarthmore Lecture 2021 announced

FREE 29 April 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Woodbrooke has announced that Thomas Penny will be delivering this year’s Swarthmore Lecture ‘Kinder ground: Creating space for truth’.

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MP attacks charities’ ‘woke’ ideas

29 April 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has backed a call to defend charities after a Conservative MP criticised the sector, following scrutiny of the controversial race report.

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Welsh government called to act on school military visits

29 April 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Peace Pledge Union (PPU) has joined two other NGOs in urging Welsh politicians to commit to taking action on armed forces’ visits in schools, which they claim are a ‘fig leaf’ for military recruitment. The call follows a new report from the three NGOs which says that their evidence...

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Loving Earth project goes to COP26

29 April 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker Arts Network (QAN) is planning to take its travelling exhibition of the Loving Earth project to the twenty-sixth UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in November.

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BYM criticises prime minister on Palestine

29 April 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has joined other UK charities in criticising the prime minister for opposing an International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into alleged grave crimes committed in occupied Palestine.

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Quaker co-founder of XR in court

FREE 22 April 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Ian Bray at the Shell HQ | courtesy @ShellKnew on Twitter

A Quaker co-founder of Extinction Rebellion (XR) is one of seven people dubbed ‘the Shell Seven’ who appeared in court for action against Shell’s London headquarters this week.

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‘Journey to COP26’

FREE 22 April 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers shared their favourite walks this month as part of the ‘Journey to COP26’ initiative on 10 and 11 April, which inspired people to make short journeys to sacred places. COP26 is the twenty-sixth UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, which will take place in Glasgow.

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Yorkshire Quakers put £25,000 to youth work

22 April 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers in Yorkshire (QiY) trustees are re-directing £25,000 of funds to continue the Yorkshire youth work project. The trustees are following a ‘strong desire expressed by Friends’ to reallocate remaining funds for the Adult School Union, which closed in 2015. The money was given to QiY to support Friends to attend Woodbrooke...

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