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Peace campaigners share memories for Bruce Kent exhibition

FREE 25 August 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

'No cause was too big or small, no person less or more important.’ | Suffolk Friends with Bruce Kent

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).

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Quakers’ concern over arms dealers at Pride

FREE 25 August 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

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.

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BYM grapples with the legacy of colonialism

25 August 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

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.

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New report explores ‘militarised nature’ of UK policing

25 August 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

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...

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Saffron Walden Friends open peace garden

25 August 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Saffron Walden Quakers opened their peace garden to the public, after months of planning and creating.

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BYM receives generous grant

FREE 18 August 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has been awarded £200,000 by Benefact Trust to support Quaker communities to thrive.

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Quaker draws TV stars to Bolton Pride event

FREE 18 August 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

‘I am not afraid of dying. It is the leaving behind of those I love that is my grief.’ | Actor Julie Hesmondhalgh (left) with Rosie Adamson-Clark

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.

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Leeds Friends welcome Bikes for Peace

18 August 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

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...

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Kenyan partners hold peace for election day

18 August 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

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.

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Exeter Friends host school visits

18 August 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

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.

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