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Quaker MEP refuses stage with UKIP

30 May 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker MEP Molly Scott Cato refused to take part in a European election hustings in Gloucester Cathedral because the panel included a UKIP member.

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Quakers on anti-racism march in Berlin

30 May 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Members of the Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) were among the 30,000 people who took part in a march against nationalism and hate in Berlin this month. The ‘Ein Europa für Alle (One Europe for all)’ protest on 19 May was held exactly one week before the European elections in...

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Friends in Newcastle anti-nuclear event

FREE 30 May 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends taking part in the 'Common Threads' event. | Courtesy of Northumbria Area Meeting.

Northumbria Friends were among those who took to the streets of Newcastle upon Tyne last month to publicise the links between their anti-nuclear campaigning and social justice concerns.

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Quakers mark International Conscientious Objectors Day

FREE 23 May 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

At Tavistock Square. | Courtesy of BYM.

Quakers around the country marked International Conscientious Objectors Day last week with vigils, ceremonies and arts events. Friends gathered for a ceremony at the ‘commemorative stone’ in Tavistock Square in London on 15 May, which was just one of many events that took place all over the world. In countries in...

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Northern Friends Peace Board sets up new working group

FREE 23 May 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Northern Friends Peace Board (NFPB) has set up a new working group to support Quaker action against nuclear weapons at what it describes as ‘a time which is clearly particularly dangerous’. According to Philip Austin, NFPB coordinator, the group is hoping to raise awareness of and take action on ‘a...

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Bid to publicise Quaker composers

23 May 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker author John Lampen has reached out to Friends asking for help in supporting and publicising Quaker music including what he calls ‘closet’ Quaker composers.

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Chester Quakers explore economy and climate justice

23 May 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Chester Quaker Economic and Climate Justice Group hosted a talk this week exploring how moving towards environmental sustainability could simultaneously bring real improvements in human wellbeing.

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Art’s role in fighting climate change and driving action

23 May 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The ground-breaking anti-war artist Peter Kennard made a passionate case for the role of art in communicating and driving climate action at the launch of the Grantham Art Prize last month.

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QCEA question EU military spending

23 May 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) joined thirteen other civil society organisations last week to express their ‘deep concern’ about proposed EU military spending in the form of the European Peace Facility (EPF).

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Friends protest at Westminster Abbey

FREE 16 May 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

Quakers took part in the protests at Westminster Abbey this month against its thanksgiving service for fifty years of constant patrols by nuclear submarines.

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