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Reparations for slavery

05 January 2023 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers acted on their commitment to anti-racism this year with a historic decision to make reparations for the transatlantic slave trade. The agreement, made at Yearly Meeting in May, followed an earlier announcement to rename the William Penn room at Friends House after abolitionist Benjamin Lay. The new name was...

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Quakers address COP27 on climate

FREE 22 December 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

‘Economic growth has been identified as the top driver of CO2 emissions, while the Paris Agreement calls for “sustainable lifestyles and sustainable patterns of | Lindsey Fielder Cook (second left) at COP27

Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) was invited to address negotiators representing over sixty-eight countries, and all civil society constituencies, at COP27 in Egypt last month.

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Schools recognised for peace work

FREE 22 December 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

School mediators trained by a Quaker-rooted charity were recognised for their work in resolving conflicts at the National Mediation Awards in Parliament this month.

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Quaker speaks on human rights in Russia

22 December 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends discussed how they could support human rights defenders in Russia this month.

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Friends mark Human Rights Day

22 December 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

Quakers marked Human Rights Day this month by calling on the UK government to protect the Human Rights Act.

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Plans to extend historic Meeting house

22 December 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers are seeking listed building consent to repair and rebuild a workshop linked to the historic Blue Idol Meeting in West Sussex.

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250th anniversary of Quaker Luke Howard

FREE 15 December 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

'In an era of climate change, it is more important than ever to understand our climate and try to reduce and reverse the human causes of extreme climate events' | Portrait of Luke Howard, by John Opie

Friends marked the 250th anniversary of the birth of Luke Howard this month, with activities across his suburb of Tottenham.

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Quakers pull together on climate crisis

FREE 15 December 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset have been working together on a number of climate initiatives.

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Loving Earth sparks climate talks in Manchester

15 December 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Manchester Friends hosted the Quaker-run Loving Earth Project last month, as outreach and to raise awareness of the climate crisis.

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Mark Russ leads BBC Daily Service

15 December 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker Mark Russ led the BBC Radio 4 Daily Service last week, exploring grace and Christian unity.

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