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Protest on Friends House

FREE 11 February 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

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HS2 protesters climbed up scaffolding surrounding Friends House last week to unfurl a large banner from the roof.

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Stop fossil fuel finance, says BYM

FREE 11 February 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has joined sixteen faith bodies to call on the UK government to immediately ban the use of public money to fund fossil fuel projects overseas.

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London Friends propose ‘pan charity’

11 February 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 2 comments | 2 comments

London Quakers are proposing to form a pan-London charity encompassing all London Area Meetings (AMs), in a bid to simplify structures as the number of members of the Society diminishes.

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Birmingham climate declaration moves ahead

11 February 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker discernment has helped Birmingham move a step closer to achieving its aim of being one of the first UK cities to become net-zero-carbon by 2030.

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BYM trustee on BBC

11 February 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) trustee Danielle Walker Palmour was a panelist on the BBC One programme The BIG Questions this month.

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‘Stansted Fifteen’ charges quashed

FREE 04 February 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

‘The appellants should not have been prosecuted [under this act]… There was, in truth, no case to answer.’ | Kristian Buus

The ‘Stansted Fifteen’ protestors have won their appeal against terrorism-related convictions for stopping a deportation flight from taking off in March 2017. The verdict came on 29 January when the Court of Appeal said: ‘The appellants should not have been prosecuted [under this act]… There was, in truth, no case to answer.’

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Hannah Brock Womack joins JRCT

FREE 04 February 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker Hannah Brock Womack has been recruited as one of six new appointments at Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT), in a push for a more diverse staff team as it expands its grant-making capabilities.

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Friends join push for fair tax

04 February 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers have welcomed a campaign launched by Church Action for Tax Justice to push for more fairness in taxation.

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Katherine Barclay marriage certificate for sale

04 February 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The marriage certificate of Quaker Katherine Barclay and Daniel Bell is being auctioned on the website eBay, with bids starting at £195.

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The Penn Club to close

04 February 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The historic Quaker-founded Penn Club is closing just months after celebrations for its centenary birthday were cancelled. In a statement on its website, the Penn Club board wrote that: ‘The Club in its present situation is unsustainable and must cease business from the end of March this year. After deep...

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