BYM shortlisted for campaigning award
Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has been shortlisted for a major campaigning award as part of the Police Bill Alliance.
Quaker London history walk returns
A popular guided walk highlighting Quaker history in the heart of London’s financial district will return this month, thanks to a Hertfordshire Friend.
QCEA prioritises ‘migration and peace’
Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) has chosen migration and peace as a key strand of its work for 2023-2024. According to its latest Around Europe newsletter: ‘Migration is a peace issue, and QCEA will work alongside others to develop this approach and make it more prominent in the European...
Quakers lobby MPs on prison sentences
Quakers in Criminal Justice (QICJ) and Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) briefed MPs ahead of a debate on indeterminate sentences last week. The debate on 27 April followed a conclusion last September from the UK parliament’s Justice Committee that Imprisonment for Public Protection Sentences (IPPs) caused profound psychological harm and mental...
Last week we said that the Woodbrooke Place residentials held at Glenthorne will be pay-as-led. This was incorrect. Woodbrooke says: ‘This year’s courses at Glenthorne follow their existing pricing structure and we’re working together to set prices in future which are affordable and sustainable for both organisations.’ We...
US Friends support Vanguard arrestees
Quakers in the US are urging Friends to support sixteen people who were arrested for taking part in climate protests against a major global company.
Quaker presence at LGBT+ service
Paul Parker, recording clerk of Britain Yearly Meeting, said that he was ‘moved to tears’ at a memorial service last week, held to remember LGBT+ people who’ve been harmed or died as a result of the trauma induced by rejection by their Christian communities.
Lloyd’s urged to stop insuring fossil fuels
Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) joined other faith groups to urge Lloyd’s of London to do more to tackle climate change.
Banbury Quakers celebrate beech tree
Banbury Friends have been celebrating the life of a beech tree which graced their garden for over 150 years, but recently had to be felled.
Woodbrooke partners with Glenthorne
Woodbrooke is developing a partnership with Glenthorne Guest House and Conference Centre, with two residential retreats already planned this year.