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Quakers dismayed by energy strategy

21 April 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has said it is dismayed by the government’s British Energy Security Strategy published earlier this month.

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Quakers advise on citizen diplomacy with Russian people

FREE 14 April 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

'Avoid taking action which may put people in Russia at risk of harm, or incriminate people who are – or may be seen to be – anti-war.' | Anti-war protesters in Moscow (Акутагава on Wikimedia Commons)

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has launched a new initiative to help Friends engage with the situation in Ukraine.

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Edinburgh Meeting seeks charities for festival

FREE 14 April 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Edinburgh Friends are looking for charities to host theatre performances at their venue this summer during the Edinburgh Festival. The shift away from profit-making theatre groups is due to new demands by Edinburgh Council that venues who want to host any commercial profit-making events need an all-year licence.

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Former recording clerk talks on hosting refugees

14 April 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Gillian Ashmore, a former recording clerk of Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM), spoke on radio last month about her experience of hosting refugees.

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Quaker Mount School hosts army recruiter

14 April 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Mount School in York, which is a Quaker Recognised Body, has hosted a military recruiter as part of its Careers Week.

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Friends urged to ‘keep up pressure’ on policing bill

14 April 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends are being urged to continue lobbying against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which has been going back and forth between the House of Commons and House of Lords in a process known as ‘ping pong’.

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New BYM department

14 April 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has set up a new department called Quaker Church Affairs.

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Manchester urged to ditch fossil-fuel pensions

FREE 07 April 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Andy Burnham & campaigners © Friends of the Earth |

Local Quakers in the north of England are supporting a campaign to persuade the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) to ditch investments in fossil fuel companies.

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Estonia Friends raise funds for more AVP

FREE 07 April 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Tallinn Friends Group have said they want to expand the Alternative to Violence Project (AVP) seminars that they already run in Estonia to local Russians.

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Friends discuss equality and inclusion within Quakerism

07 April 2022 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) staff member Edwina Peart spoke more about diversity, inclusion and equality in the Society of Friends at a Woodbrooke event last month.

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