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Earthcare discussion online

15 August 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) hosted a webinar last month for Quakers to learn more about a video in which Friends share their personal stories on environmental justice, earthcare and stewardship.

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Nuclear ‘not clean’

FREE 15 August 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers have been sharing a new study by a leading German think tank which slams the notion that nuclear power is ‘clean energy’ and claims that it is ‘never profitable’. The research published by the German Institute for Economic Research, known as DIW Berlin, argues that this energy has never...

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Quaker MP slams Boris Johnson at Theresa May’s final PMQs

08 August 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker MP Ruth Cadbury launched a blistering attack on Boris Johnson, the incoming prime minister, at Theresa May’s final prime minister’s questions (PMQs). The Labour MP for Brentford and Isleworth asked the then prime minister how she felt about handing over to ‘a man who, among many things,...

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Absolutist COs recognised

FREE 08 August 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A propaganda postcard. | Courtesy of Richmond Castle Museum.

Four hundred conscientious objectors (COs) barracked in Richmond Castle in north Yorkshire during the first world war will be recognised for the first time in a heritage project announced last month.

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BYM joins call for more sanctuary for refugees

08 August 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) joined over 120 signatories to send an open letter to the new prime minister urging him to make a lasting commitment to welcome refugees.

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Stockport Quakers support Pride

08 August 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Stockport Quakers joined the town’s Pride parade last month for the first time.

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Quakers mark Hiroshima Day

FREE 08 August 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Paul Parker, recording clerk of Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM), spoke at Coventry Hiroshima Day last week to remember the dropping of the nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. 

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Film of ‘Boston Four’ Mary Dyer

08 August 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The seventeenth century Quaker Mary Dyer is the subject of a new film based on a one-woman play that is being performed at Spring Friends Meeting House in the United States.

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Quakers say ‘no-deal Brexit’ is ‘huge gamble’

01 August 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has joined six other Christian groups in signing an open letter to the new prime minister describing a ‘no-deal Brexit’ as ‘a huge gamble’ that will hit those in poverty ‘very hard indeed’.

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Friends protest at security expo

01 August 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers from Malvern, Hereford and Worcester demonstrated against a two-day Defence and Security Expo held at Malvern’s Three Counties Showgrounds last month. Friends and supporters held a vigil in a shopping area in Malvern on 17 July before marching to Qinetiq, which they say develops military technology.

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