The Quaker MEP Molly Scott Cato refused to take part in a European election hustings in Gloucester Cathedral because the panel included a UKIP member.
Members of the Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) were among the 30,000 people who took part in a march against nationalism and hate in Berlin this month. The ‘Ein Europa für Alle (One Europe for all)’ protest on 19 May was held exactly one week before the European elections in...
Northumbria Friends were among those who took to the streets of Newcastle upon Tyne last month to publicise the links between their anti-nuclear campaigning and social justice concerns.
Quakers around the country marked International Conscientious Objectors Day last week with vigils, ceremonies and arts events. Friends gathered for a ceremony at the ‘commemorative stone’ in Tavistock Square in London on 15 May, which was just one of many events that took place all over the world. In countries in...
Northern Friends Peace Board (NFPB) has set up a new working group to support Quaker action against nuclear weapons at what it describes as ‘a time which is clearly particularly dangerous’. According to Philip Austin, NFPB coordinator, the group is hoping to raise awareness of and take action on ‘a...
The Quaker author John Lampen has reached out to Friends asking for help in supporting and publicising Quaker music including what he calls ‘closet’ Quaker composers.
The Chester Quaker Economic and Climate Justice Group hosted a talk this week exploring how moving towards environmental sustainability could simultaneously bring real improvements in human wellbeing.
The ground-breaking anti-war artist Peter Kennard made a passionate case for the role of art in communicating and driving climate action at the launch of the Grantham Art Prize last month.
Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) joined thirteen other civil society organisations last week to express their ‘deep concern’ about proposed EU military spending in the form of the European Peace Facility (EPF).
Quakers took part in the protests at Westminster Abbey this month against its thanksgiving service for fifty years of constant patrols by nuclear submarines.