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White poppies at Oxford Meeting

12 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

'Oxford Quaker Meeting House will be displaying its giant poppy again over the Remembrance Day period.' | Oxford Meeting’s white poppy.

Oxford Meeting marked Remembrance Day this month by displaying a giant white poppy on the Meeting house exterior wall, as well as a white poppy wreath on the door.

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Overseas Operations Bill passes through Commons

12 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers have welcomed the news that a judge-led review into the handling of allegations against troops will run in parallel to the controversial Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill, which passed through the House of Commons early this month. However, they said they were ‘extremely disappointed’ that the bill...

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Friends invited to Fringe

12 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A Cambridge Friend has set up a website for Quakers to post details of ‘fringe events’ taking place to coincide with Yearly Meeting (YM).

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‘Remember Yemen’, says PPU

FREE 05 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

This year’s Remembrance Day risks being a ‘festival of forgetting’, the Peace Pledge Union (PPU) has warned, if the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen is ignored, as well as other current wars.

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Quakers explore ‘heaven on earth’

FREE 05 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker Socialist Society (QSS) has announced that this year’s Salter Lecture, usually given at the time of Yearly Meeting, will take place online.

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QCEA co-launch guide to gender and inclusivity

05 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) is to launch a guide and videos providing strategies to overcome resistance to gender and inclusivity work in an online event this month.

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Car crashes into Bournville Meeting grounds

05 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Crash damage at Bournville Meeting. | courtesy of Anne Giles.

A speeding car crashed into the grounds of Bournville Meeting House last week, making it the second car collision to hit the site.

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‘Make values visible’, says Quaker business group

05 November 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

The Quakers and Business Group (Q&B) has said that it wants to ‘make values more visible in business’, with its annual conference based on this theme.

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Breakthrough for nuclear weapons ban

FREE 29 October 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) has been ratified by the fiftieth state, meaning that it will enter into international legal force ninety days later, on 22 January 2021.

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31 Friends House staff redundant

FREE 29 October 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Thirty-one members of Friends House staff have opted to take voluntary redundancy after a consultation period to consider how Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) can meet the financial challenges of the pandemic and the shift towards more local working.

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