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St Neots Friends hold climate crisis event

14 November 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Five St Neots Quakers sponsored a climate emergency event this month attracting between 150 and 200 people. The event ‘The Time is Now’ at the United Reformed Church on 2 November was inspired by St Neots Town Council unanimously voting in February 2019 to declare a climate emergency and to take steps to lower...

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Zimbabwean Friend speaks at YFGM on gay rights

14 November 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A Young Friend from Bulawayo Meeting in Zimbabwe visited Edinburgh Meeting last month to tell Quakers about an organisation he has set up to help gay people.

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Fleabag cites inspiration for Quaker Meeting scene

FREE 14 November 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A new book by writer and actor Phoebe Waller-Bridge has revealed the inspiration behind the scene in her hit series Fleabag that was set in a Quaker Meeting.

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Quaker Activist Gathering

14 November 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends from all over the UK came together for a Quaker Activist Gathering at Friends House, London, for a day of inspiration and contemplation.

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Milford Haven Friends open wellbeing centre

07 November 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Milford Haven Quakers have opened a meditation and wellbeing centre at their Meeting house after a long period of discernment. David Doorbar, clerk of the Meeting, said the decision to start the centre, which opened on 26 October, came after a long-term letting from a nursery ended and the Meeting felt ...

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Protest demands money for climate not military

FREE 07 November 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends took part in a protest outside the Ministry of Defence last month where campaigners physically counted the £5.2 billion that the UK is forecast to spend on nuclear weapons from 2018-2019. The activists counted 10,400 £500,000 notes in protest at what it described as ‘this terrible use of taxpayers’ money’ and demanded...

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Quakers will hold leaders to account

07 November 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has pledged that it will be asking politicians searching questions in the run-up to the general election, as well as cautioning about ‘the nature of the debate’.

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Essex Friend at Mexican conference

07 November 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A Friend from Colchester Meeting spoke at an international congress in Mexico as part of her testimony as a Quaker in addressing ‘the needs of the most traumatised and vulnerable children and young people in our society’.

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Peace banners on display

07 November 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A banner from Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp that is included in the exhibition. | Courtesy of The Peace Museum.

The Peace Museum in Bradford loaned twenty-eight peace banners to an exhibition at the Brierfield Mill in Pendle showcasing signs from the protest movement. According to Charlotte Hall, curator at The Peace Museum, the items were chosen for the exhibition Banner Culture to represent key points in peace history, such...

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Friends celebrate fracking moratorium

FREE 07 November 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers are celebrating the moratorium on fracking in the UK that the government announced last week, but pressed for an outright ban.

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