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Rowntree Society explores slavery links

22 April 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A research project set up by The Rowntree Society into global supply chains has revealed histories of slavery, forced labour, colonialism and racial injustice.

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Historical records of Philadelphia Friends digitised

22 April 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Records from Philadelphia Quakers’ Monthly and Quarterly Meetings have been digitised as part of a project to preserve the records of early congregations in the state.

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Bristol Friends consider ‘Kill the Bill’ protests

FREE 15 April 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Bristol Quakers are considering what they can do to support nonviolent campaigning against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. Several Friends in the city have been taking part in the ‘Kill the Bill’ protests that have been rising up in cities across England and Wales. Quakers including Fran De...

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Quakers celebrated on Women’s Day

15 April 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and the Scottish History Society have launched a video celebrating Quaker women to mark International Women’s Day.

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Tackle harm from gambling, urge campaigners

15 April 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker Action on Alcohol and Drugs has joined churches and charities to urge the UK government to act decisively and urgently in tackling the harm caused by gambling.

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Blue plaque for Kathleen Lonsdale

FREE 15 April 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Kathleen Lonsdale | courtesy Smithsonian Institution

The Quaker scientist, peace campaigner and prison reformer Kathleen Lonsdale is the first of six women being recognised by the English Heritage blue plaque scheme this year.

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QSA announce new homeless project

15 April 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker Social Action (QSA) has launched a new scheme aimed at providing a space for people who do not have access to a kitchen to prepare meals.

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‘Why did your Meeting grow?’ ask Friends

15 April 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) is investigating why some Meetings grow and others decline. The consideration follows an analysis of the Tabular Statement, the annual report of all Quakers in Britain, which reveals that ‘between 2009 and 2019, 105 local meetings – a quarter of our society – grew in size’.

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Friends highlight census’s arms link

FREE 08 April 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Huddersfield Quakers have alerted Friends to the fact that a leading military company is involved in the UK 2021 Census. The contract for processing census forms has been put in the hands of Leidos, one of the world’s biggest military companies. This follows the last census ten years ago when...

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Race report ‘ignores need for structural change’

08 April 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has said that it is ‘disappointed’ in the UK government’s race report that was released last week. It said that BYM had called ‘for action to carry out the recommendations of previous reports and tackle structural inequalities’. The Quakers in Britain account tweeted: ‘We’re...

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