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Llandrindod Wells Friends in world meditation day

29 November 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Llandrindod Wells Friends hosted a day of ‘silence, inner stillness and sacred music’ this week as part of a global event celebrating meditation.

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QPSW funding will aid debate on Land Value Tax

29 November 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

A Quaker online discussion group set up to explore the potential benefits of Land Value Tax (LVT) has been awarded a Quaker Peace Social & Witness (QPSW) sustainability and new economy grant.

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BYM will not invest in firms that profit from ‘occupation’

FREE 22 November 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 2 comments | 2 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has become the first faith group in the UK to announce it will not invest any of its centrally-held funds in companies profiting from ‘the occupation of Palestine’.

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New editor for The Friend

FREE 22 November 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The trustees of The Friend Publications Limited (TFPL) have expressed their delight at welcoming the new CEO and editor of TFPL on board. Joseph Jones will be the twentieth editor of the Friend since it began in 1843 and is currently publications manager for Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM). He was previously...

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Kindertransport anniversary marked at Friends House

22 November 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Alf Dubs and other guests at the Kindertransport commemoration. | Dinendra Haria for Safe Passage.

As 1,000 guests gathered at Friends House in London for a Kindertransport eightieth anniversary commemoration, survivors of the rescue operation called for a new Kindertransport for today’s child refugees.

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Dismay at theft of white poppy wreaths

22 November 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends were dismayed when two white poppy wreaths from the centenary of Armistice Day were stolen from local war memorials. Bath Quakers had their white poppy wreath stolen for the fourth time, according to the Peace Pledge Union (PPU).

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Thirsk Quaker link to Oskar Schindler

22 November 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A Quaker credited with helping save countless lives after the first world war is being celebrated with displays in the North Yorkshire town of Thirsk.

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QPSW campaigner takes to the airwaves

22 November 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Ellis Brooks, from Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW), has spoken on the radio this month about the new documentary War School, which previewed at Friends House in London.

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Inter Faith Week 2018

22 November 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers enjoyed a lively Inter Faith Week from 11 to 18 November with a wide range of events and activities. From a death café, organised by Leicester Friends on 18 November, to a Liberal Jewish Interfaith Shabbat Morning Service at Friargate Meeting House, Friends found unusual and creative ways to mark the celebration.

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Nobel Prizewinner speaks to Paris Peace Forum

22 November 2018 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) took part in the Paris Peace Forum this month.

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