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Winchmore Hill interfaith art display to ‘celebrate diversity’

04 April 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers at Winchmore Hill Meeting House have invited other local faith groups to share their ‘Reflections on the Sacred’ for an interfaith art exhibition aimed at bringing people together.

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Vibrancy in Meetings gets independent evaluation

04 April 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Ninety-six per cent of Quakers surveyed have rated the support provided by Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM)’s Vibrancy In Meetings pilot programme as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’.

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Quakers uphold New Zealand after terror attack

FREE 28 March 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends attending the vigil held by Smarthmoor Meeting. | Sylvia Sanderson.

Quakers joined others in showing solidarity with Muslim people at a London mosque last week, after the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which claimed fifty lives. The Bishop of London and other faith leaders in London met at East London Mosque to provide an important message...

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Amersham Quakers consider roots of violence

28 March 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Amersham Friends held their last meeting on the subject of ‘Why conflict? Why violence?’ this month.

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Luton and Leighton Friends host Turning the Tide talk

28 March 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Luton and Leighton Area Meeting (AM) organised a Meeting for Learning this month featuring members of staff from Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW). Tobias Wellner, East Africa programme manager, and Lisa Cumming, Turning the Tide (TTT) programme manager, talked about nonviolent methods to build peace and how these can...

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European online Meeting for Worship on 29 March

28 March 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA), the Friends World Committee for Consultation’s Europe and Middle East Section (FWCC EMES) and Woodbrooke have organised an online Meeting for Worship to be held on the original date for the UK’s exit from the European Union. The Meeting for Worship...

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Hitchin Meeting considers Brexit divisions

28 March 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Hitchin Meeting held a second special Preparatory Meeting (PM) about the political situation surrounding Brexit this month following a concern raised in Meeting for Worship last month. Anthony Cole, the member of Hitchin Meeting who raised the concern, told the Friend: ‘The atmosphere at the Meeting was very subdued, somewhat...

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QVA helps Calais refugees

28 March 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A member of Quaker Voluntary Action (QVA) spent two days in Calais this month volunteering for refugees.

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MP invites Quaker to write on ‘new economy’

FREE 21 March 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

North London Quakers called for ‘reform of our banking and financial systems’ in a blog for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Inclusive Growth.

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Scottish Quakers stand up to violence against children

FREE 21 March 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers in Scotland made the news last week as they welcomed a change in the law regarding the physical punishment of children.

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