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Hereford Friend researches Quakers

13 June 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

A Hereford Friend is asking for Quakers to take part in a research project exploring ‘what it means to be or become Quaker’.

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QSA backs campaign to stop threatening debt letters

FREE 13 June 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker Social Action (QSA) has backed a campaign to stop threatening debt collection letters that was debated in the UK parliament Commons Treasury committee last month.

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Quakers join calls to save EU peace project

FREE 06 June 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker bodies are among 108 organisations that have signed a declaration called: ‘Save the European Peace Project.’

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Joseph Rowntree Foundation calls time on in-work poverty

06 June 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker-founded Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has outlined how the government can ‘call time on the injustice of in-work poverty’ following recent proposals to tackle the problem.

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Friends meet to debate Land Value Tax

06 June 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers gathered at Mount Street Meeting House in Manchester last week to discuss the benefits of Land Value Tax (LVT). Speakers on 1 June came from the Coalition for Economic Justice, Labour Land Campaign and the School of Economic Science.

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Art the Arms Fair’s Instagram ‘residencies’

FREE 06 June 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

'Everyone got excited about the technology...' | Kris ‘Avery’ Stewart.

The partly Quaker-led Art the Arms Fair collective has launched the first of its ‘Instagram residencies’ of artists taking part in the art protest against the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair in September.

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Centenary of Quaker photo that proved Einstein right

06 June 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends at Yearly Meeting were keen to mark the centenary of the groundbreaking photograph of the total solar eclipse by Quaker Arthur Eddington which confirmed Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity (see ‘After six weeks carrying heavy photographic plates, the expedition reached Príncipe.’ 19 April).

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Epistle from EMEYF gathering

06 June 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

European and Middle East Young Friends (EMEYF) has released its epistle from the 2019 Spring Gathering that took place in Peski, Russia last month.

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Friends’ shock over Jacob Rees-Mogg booking

FREE 30 May 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

There was shock and concern among Quakers last week when it was discovered that the Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg took part in an event at Friends House in Euston.

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Reading Friends host talk on European elections

30 May 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Reading Quakers held an ‘information event’ about the European elections this month. Jessica Metheringham, the outgoing parliamentary engagement officer at Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM), delivered a presentation at the event, which drew around twenty people.

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