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Pangolin for Pride

01 August 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends with the 'Pangolin for Pride'. | Helen Carter-Shaw.

A large handcrafted model of a pangolin painted in rainbow colours (see above) drew visitors to a Quaker stall at a local Pride event, ‘Bourne Free’, last month.

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Quakers press for more support to LGBT+ education

FREE 01 August 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Members of the Quaker Values in Education group and the Quaker Gender and Sexual Diversity Community have signed a letter calling on the government to step up its support to schools promoting the acceptance of LGBT+ education.

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Don’t put soldiers above the law, says PPU

FREE 01 August 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Peace Pledge Union (PPU) has urged the UK’s incoming prime minister to reject calls by the Defence Select Committee to introduce a ‘presumption against prosecution’ for British armed forces personnel.

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QVA in Calais

01 August 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Eleven volunteers for Quaker Voluntary Action (QVA) headed for Calais last month to start work at the Help Refugees warehouse. Friends from Meetings in Great Britain and the Netherlands spent the week from 15-19 July translating documents and preparing food for daily distribution in Calais and Dunkirk with the Refugee...

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Friends join call for tax justice

FREE 25 July 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers lent their support to Tax Justice Sunday this month, joining other churches in calling on businesses to ‘Say what you pay with pride’ amid increasing public concern about tax avoidance.

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Peace walk in Southampton

25 July 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers from Bournemouth Coastal Area Meeting and Hampshire and Islands Area Meeting joined around sixty people on an annual Peace Walk through Southampton this month.

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Exeter Friends welcome local mosque

25 July 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Exeter Friends invited the local mosque to an afternoon at the Meeting house this month as part of its commitment to supporting Muslims in the wake of the Christchurch shootings.

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George Richardson Lecture

25 July 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker author and academic Hilary Hinds, of Lancaster University,  gave the annual George Richardson Lecture at Woodbrooke last month in which she spoke about her new work on early Quaker poetry.

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Award for Quaker councillor

25 July 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A Quaker local government councillor for the Green Party has received an award for proposing the first successful climate emergency motion in Europe.

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QSA project hailed as ‘best practice’

FREE 25 July 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A shared Quaker Social Action (QSA) project has been profiled as an example of ‘best practice’ in a report by The Children’s Society which looked at gaps in provision for young adult carers.

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