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Talks over Manchester Meeting booking stall

10 October 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Central Manchester Meeting and Young Friends in Manchester have spoken out about the frustration they feel at the slow pace of talks regarding a concern about a booking at Mount Street Meeting House.

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Penzance Friends behind Citizen’s Panel

10 October 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A Cornwall Quaker is setting up a citizens’ panel in Penzance to debate the problem of housing and ‘put ordinary people in the driving seat’.

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Friends share stories for Quaker Week

FREE 10 October 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends at Douala Meeting in Cameroon on World Quaker Day on Sunday 6 October. | Courtesy of FWCC.

Friends came together to mark 2019’s Quaker Week with outreach and sharing stories. Swarthmoor was just one of numerous Meetings which celebrated the week from 28 September to 6 October and held a stall in Ulverston marketplace highlighting Quaker testimonies, particularly peace, and giving away white poppies. Martin Riley, from Swarthmoor Meeting,...

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Friends House launches meat-free restaurant

10 October 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The new meat-free restaurant of Friends House opened to staff this week following its pledge to reduce its impact on the environment.

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Anti-apartheid activist to give Salter Lecture

FREE 10 October 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

South African activist Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge will give the Salter Lecture 2020 at Yearly Meeting Gathering in Bath. The announcement was made on World Quaker Day by the Quaker Socialist Society (QSS), which arranges the lecture.

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Maldon Meeting in Heritage Open Day

10 October 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Maldon Friends celebrated Heritage Open Days with an exhibition featuring Quakers’ relief efforts at the Peterloo massacre.

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Meeting for Sufferings: Peace and witness, then and now

10 October 2019 | by Joseph Jones | 0 comments

The meeting room was full for October’s Meeting for Sufferings at Woodbrooke. But not quite as packed as it was for Mohandas Gandhi’s visit in 1931, said Woodbrooke director Sandra Berry as she welcomed Friends to the study centre. The previous week had seen the 150th anniversary of Gandhi...

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Meeting for Sufferings: Sustainability matters

10 October 2019 | by Joseph Jones | 0 comments

Meeting for Sufferings (MfS) is entrusted with oversight of Friends’ commitment to becoming a sustainable community. On Saturday morning representatives heard a report presented by Oliver Robertson, head of witness and worship for Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM), on how recommendations from MfS are being implemented.

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Meeting for Sufferings: Meeting-centered support

10 October 2019 | by Joseph Jones | 0 comments

Friends heard from Caroline Nursey, clerk of Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) trustees, on simplifying structures and procedures. She said she knew that some Friends were worried about power being concentrated in too few hands, but there were 500 people overseeing the national centrally-managed work. Getting the number right was crucial, she...

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Ninety-one-year-old Quaker in XR arrest

FREE 03 October 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Ninety-one-year-old John Lynes is arrested at Dover Docks. | Danny Halpin.

Friends are upholding a ninety-one-year-old Quaker who was arrested and charged during the Extinction Rebellion (XR) blockade at Dover Docks last month.

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