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QSA ‘Step by Step’ raises £10,000

FREE 03 October 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker Social Action (QSA) has completed its ‘Step by Step’ seventy-eight-mile Capital Ring walk around London, raising over £10,000 for its work on poverty. Forty QSA staff members and supporters took part in the walk which started one year ago and was spilt into ten four- to six-hour routes, each covering...

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Friends produce LVT leaflet

03 October 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker Land Value Tax (LVT) Group has designed an information sheet to go out to all local Meetings in November as part of the clerks’ mailing.

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BYM on International Day of Peace

03 October 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) marked the International Day of Peace last month by joining with other peacebuilding organisations around the world to call on governments to move from commitment to action on peace.

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Bentham Friends host Heritage Open Day exhibition

03 October 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

More than 100 people attended an exhibition at Bentham Meeting House last month to learn more about an influential nineteenth century Quaker family who founded a local mill. The display on 14 September was part of an open afternoon to celebrate Heritage Open Days and included photographs of the family members and...

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Norwich Quaker writes book on homelessness

03 October 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

A Norwich Friend has spent three months interviewing homeless people and charity workers for a book exploring the causes of homelessness.

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Young Friends protest for climate justice

26 September 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends protesting in London. | Ben Robinson for BYM.

Young Friends took to the streets this week to take part in the global climate strikes. With some students walking out of school, youth activists joined demonstrations across the UK on 20 and 27 September in a week of action calling on political leaders to take urgent action to avert climate breakdown....

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1,300 come to Art the Arms Fair

26 September 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

More than 1,300 people attended Art the Arms Fair, the award-winning partly-Quaker-founded arts project which challenged the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) fair this month.

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Quaker calls for Midlands AVP group

26 September 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A Friend from Evesham Meeting has approached Southern Marches Area Meeting with the intention of setting up an Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) group.

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QHA shortlisted for award

26 September 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker Homeless Action (QHA) volunteers have been shortlisted for a Mayor of London Volunteering Award for a mobile library they run for homeless people.

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Welsh government ‘reviews’ arms fair

26 September 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers involved in Roots of Resistance witness have welcomed the news that the Welsh government has said it will ‘review’ its role in the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair after fierce criticism.

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