Peace campaigners have shared photographs and other memorabilia for an online exhibition remembering the late Bruce Kent, former general secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).
Quakers have expressed disappointment that some Pride events are still sponsored by arms companies. BAE Systems, a leading arms dealer, was a sponsor of several Pride events, including Leeds and London, this summer. In 2019, BAE Systems sponsored at least three Pride marches in the UK.
Quakers are drawing church attention to work by an Oxford museum and a Naga research team to return human remains to the mountainous border area between Myanmar and India, the Naga Hills.
A Quaker co-founded group has released a report examining what it calls the ‘militarised nature’ of British policing. ‘A Very British Problem: The evolution of Britain’s militarised policing industrial complex’ focuses on several key areas: the paramilitary policing of protests, border control and counter terrorism. It also looks at...
Saffron Walden Quakers opened their peace garden to the public, after months of planning and creating.
Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has been awarded £200,000 by Benefact Trust to support Quaker communities to thrive.
A Bolton Quaker’s films were shown to celebrate Bolton Pride this summer. The invite-only film festival at Bolton Hospice was introduced by former Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh who played the character of Hayley.
Leeds Quakers are welcoming a group of Norwegian cyclists who are embarking on a thirty-mile tour for peace. Six to twelve activists from the ‘Bike for Peace’ organisation will arrive from Norway, with more supporters joining from the UK. Writing on Facebook, Leeds Quakers said: ‘We are looking forward to...
A grassroots organisation that works with the Quaker Turning the Tide (TTT) programme in Kenya recruited seventy-one accredited election observers to help ensure peace in the presidential elections last week.
Exeter Quakers welcomed two groups of Year 8 school children to their Meeting house this summer. Pupils from schools in Exeter and Ashburton visited over two days, as part of a programme organised by Exeter City Council.