A report by Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) has said that the UK government spends more than twice on the military than it does on climate change and the crisis should be its ‘first duty’.
Central Manchester Quakers held a workshop inspired by Meeting for Sufferings’ appeal for Meetings to examine the subject of assisted dying. Twenty Friends came to the event on 21 February facilitated by Quaker Valerie Clark and heard a talk from a man dubbed ‘Peter’ who had accompanied his wife to Dignitas...
Three trustees of Quaker Congo Partnership (QCP) UK travelled to visit its partner church, the Community of the Evangelical Friends’ Churches in Congo (CEEACO) in the Democratc Republic of Congo. Catherine Putz, Alick Munro and Paul Simon spent ten days from 3-13 February meeting with local people from the church.
Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has called for a ‘Climate Budget’, ahead of this week’s government Budget. Six key actions are needed, it said, to redirect public spending towards ‘a just transition’ to ‘ensure climate damage is factored into investment decisions’.
West Scotland Quakers have formed a group in preparation for the COP26 summit in Glasgow. Glasgow Friends said the two-week gathering in November will be ‘a huge opportunity for Quakers in Scotland to support and share witness with people from all over the world who are directly affected by the...
Central Edinburgh Quakers took part in an event to welcome refugees last month. Fifteen Quakers volunteered at a lunch at the Meeting house for thirty-two adult and children refugees from Syria, Sudan and Ghana.
The Peace Pledge Union has backed a report criticising European institutions for failing to implement the right to conscientious objection and highlighting the discriminations faced by war resistors.
Twenty Friends from across the UK gathered at Selly Oak Meeting House in Birmingham last month for a special day for Quaker mental health workers.
Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has advised Meetings not to shake hands as the coronavirus continues to spread.
Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has joined education charities, unions and environmental NGOs in signing up to ‘Teach the Future’, a youth-led campaign to put the climate crisis at the heart of the education system. As fifty youth climate strikers took the message to MPs on 26 February at a parliamentary campaign...