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Friend stars in ‘Our Lady of Kibeho’

31 January 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Michael Mears in character. | Manuel Harlan.

Wandsworth Friend Michael Mears, the actor and playwright (above), has been receiving rave reviews for his performance in a play about three convent school girls who begin to see the Virgin Mary.

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Bristol Friend’s plaque for local suffragists

FREE 24 January 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Left to right: Thangam Debbonaire MP; Lucienne Boyce, West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network; and Lori Streich, Bristol Blue Plaques Committee |

A Friend from Redland Meeting in Bristol has played a key role in the putting up of a blue plaque to commemorate the city’s ‘nonmilitant’ suffrage campaigners. Lucienne Boyce, of Redland Meeting, campaigned for the blue plaque to be installed at 3 West Mall, Clifton to mark the home of...

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New winter shelter opens in London

FREE 24 January 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker Homeless Action (QHA) has opened a new winter shelter in London in partnership with the Simon Community.

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BYM to cover immigration advice costs

24 January 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has pledged to cover the costs of immigration advice for its EU employees seeking to apply for settled status following Brexit.

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QSA discusses funeral poverty on radio

24 January 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker Social Action (QSA) took part in a BBC Radio Four programme last week to discuss funeral poverty. Claire Brandon, manager of QSA’s ‘Down to Earth’ campaign, spoke to presenter Joan Bakewell on We Need To Talk About Death on 19 January about how to have an affordable and meaningful...

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Quakers offer prayers for Nairobi

24 January 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) has encouraged ‘Quakers around the world to hold our Friends in Nairobi in prayer’.

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Children’s Meeting funds three camels in Ethiopia

24 January 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A Young Friend from Rathfarnham Meeting. | Courtesy of Fiona Murdoch.

Children from a Quaker Meeting in Ireland have raised enough money to buy three camels in Ethiopia. Rathfarnham Meeting in Dublin used €300, which the children made from a cake, book and plant sale in May. The stall included sunflowers grown from seeds planted during a Children’s Meeting in April...

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Eco-activists welcome Greater Manchester’s ‘no’ to fracking

FREE 17 January 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker campaigners in Lancashire have welcomed the decision by Andy Burnham, mayor of Greater Manchester, to oppose fracking in the region’s ten local councils. The Labour mayor put Manchester City Council on what many think could be a collision course with the government when he said that drilling companies...

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Stansted Fifteen appeal against ‘abuse of power’ verdict

FREE 17 January 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Stansted Fifteen protestors charged with stopping a deportation charter flight under a terror offence have launched an appeal against the verdict.

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Quakers condemn army recruitment campaign

17 January 2019 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers have voiced fierce criticism of the latest army recruitment campaign targeting young people. The campaign features world war one-style posters with images of modern young people, followed by the statement: ‘Your army needs you.’ The campaign appeals to ‘selfie addicts’ and ‘me me me millenials’, with examples including: ‘Snowflakes:...

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