Chichester Friends hosted an interfaith prayer service for world peace this month. Around fifty people from numerous faiths (and no faith) and denominations met to witness for peace through prayers, readings and poems at the event on 11 October.
Teaching materials on Palestine and Israel have seen a ‘rapid uptake’ recently, according to the Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) peace education team.
A new Faith Museum opened last month, showcasing a Quaker saucer and teacup as part of its collection.
Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network (QARN) has produced a new leaflet for Friends to share with MPs and party candidates on immigration issues.
Britain Yearly Meeting has joined American Friends Service Committee, Canadian Friends Service Committee, Friends Committee on National Legislation, and the Quaker United Nations Office, in calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.
Huddersfield Friends held their annual peace lecture earlier this month. It was titled ‘From Yorkshire to Brazil and Back Again: Getting better responses to violence against women’.
Quakers in Britain are shocked and deeply saddened by the major escalation of violence in Israel and Palestine, Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) said last week.
Two Irish nationals who monitor the human rights situation in Palestine, in a programme managed by Quakers in Britain, have been evacuated.
Quakers have spoken out about the conditions of prisoners, highlighted in a major newspaper investigation last month.
Nine rapes were reported to the police at Harrogate’s Army Foundation College last year, a Freedom of Information (FOI) request has shown.