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FWCC online conference

02 April 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) has released a statement about its first ever online conference on the theme of sustainability. Hundreds of Friends from across the world joined the virtual gathering on 22 February to ask: ‘How does God call us to act?’

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Quakers and COVID-19

02 April 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Huddersfield Meeting attender Philip Carlin passed away last week after suffering in intensive care with COVID-19. The retired priest was an active member of the Roots of Resistance group and regularly took part in peace vigils. Local Friends posted on the Huddersfield Quaker Facebook page: ‘We hold Philip, Jane and...

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Quaker work continues amid coronavirus

FREE 26 March 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker headquarters in London, Friends House, closed last week, as Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) updated its advice and recommended Quakers ‘not to gather in person while the current social distancing guidance is in force’. Swarthmoor Hall closed, as did Woodbrooke, which has suspended its courses until June. Quaker Barbara...

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Friend with COVID-19

26 March 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A Huddersfield Meeting attender has passed away after suffering in intensive care with COVID-19.

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Quaker book on conciliation work

26 March 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A new book was launched at Friends House this month, shining light on the experiences of international conciliators to inspire a new generation of peacemakers.

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Nonagenarian Friend talks on lifetime of activism

26 March 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Ninety-two-year-old Friend and multiple arrestee John Lynes spoke in The Guardian this month about his lifetime of protest.

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University vice-chancellor hits back against protesters

26 March 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Protesters outside the university. | Robin Bowles.

The vice-chancellor of the University of Huddersfield has hit back at protesters saying that ‘criticising from the sidelines’ is less likely to bring the positive reform that Bahrain and the international community needs.

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BYM cancels events amid COVID-19 crisis

FREE 19 March 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has urged Meetings to ‘consider how best’ to keep each other ‘informed and protected’ amid the coronavirus outbreak, as it cancelled four Quaker events. In a statement posted on 13 March on the Quakers in Britain website, BYM said: ‘So that we can care for each other...

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QARN urges European stance on border

19 March 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers have been seeking ways to take action against the escalating violence on the Greek-Turkish border. Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) has said it is ‘making representations to relevant parties at the European level including relevant European governments, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the Council...

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Romford Quaker Healing day

FREE 19 March 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Romford Quakers held a Meeting for Worship of Healing, as part of the Quaker Nationwide Day of Healing on 7 March.

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