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Campaigners welcome pause to airfield plans

FREE 03 September 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers have welcomed the news that plans for the RAF Valley station in Anglesey to use Llanbedr Airfield in Wales to develop their training programme have been ‘formally paused’.

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The Penn Club in ‘perilous position’

FREE 03 September 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker-affiliated Penn Club is in a ‘perilous position’ after bookings have stayed significantly low since the lockdown.

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Trump pardon rejected

03 September 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Susan B Anthony Museum has rejected Donald Trump’s pardon of the eponymous Quaker suffragist who was arrested in 1872 for voting when it was illegal for women to do so.

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Quakerism and GreenSpirit movement

03 September 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A member of Malton Meeting wrote a magazine article last month about the affinity between Quakerism and the GreenSpirit community.

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Friends split on XR

03 September 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

Extinction Rebellion demonstrators. | Christian Climate Action.

Quaker Extinction Rebellion (XR) campaigners have been split on the issue of whether the recent XR ‘rebellion’ in Bristol, London, Manchester and Cardiff should have gone ahead. There was debate on the XR Quakers Facebook page where one member posted he could not support this week’s action despite being...

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XR Friends get ready for action

FREE 27 August 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

'Thank You Ancient Woodland Protectors' | courtesy of Extinction Rebellion.

Quaker climate campaigners begin a ‘long weekend of civil disobedience’ this week as part of Extinction Rebellion (XR)’s latest witness to the emergency.

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‘Debt of gratitude’

FREE 27 August 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The director of Quaker Social Action (QSA) has said that the organisation owes ‘a debt of gratitude’ to Quaker Homeless Action (QHA) for their merger later this year.

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Ministers challenged on Channel crossings

27 August 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The representative body for Quakers in Britain joined faith bodies and human rights campaigners in urging the government to end dangerous Channel crossings by introducing safe and legal routes of entry to the UK.

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Irish Quakers discuss sustainability

27 August 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Almost one hundred people signed up for a ‘Re-imagining Society Sustainably’ online conference last month to consider how to rebuild society after the pandemic.

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Book on local Quaker history

27 August 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A Herefordshire Friend has written a book about the history of Quakers in Leominster.

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