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Friends in witness against DSEI arms fair

FREE 23 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

'The fair is held every two years and welcomes representatives of governments around the world, including those with records of human rights abuses.' | @Quakers_RoR on Twitter

Around 100 Quakers joined other Stop the Arms Fair protestors at last week’s Defence Security Equipment and International (DSEI) arms fair. Unlike previous years, no Friends were arrested.

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Friends in witness at MP’s office

FREE 23 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers in Cornwall have said they intend to hold a Meeting for Worship (MfW) outside the Conservative MP George Eustice’s office this week. Penzance Meeting tweeted that the gathering outside the constituency office of the secretary of state for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in Camborne will serve as ...

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Quakers speak out on Policing Bill

23 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has helped coordinate a joint open letter to the government about the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill signed by over 350 organisations.

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Quaker pacifists in A House Through Time

23 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker pacifist couple William and Mary Lucy Whiting featured in the BBC programme A House Through Time.

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Swedish Friends ‘Walk for Future’

23 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Swedish Quakers have been taking part in a large, international journey across Europe to raise awareness for the climate crisis and the UN Conference of Parties (COP26) in November.

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The return of Art the Arms Fair

FREE 16 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

'The first Art the Arms Fair in 2017 included an original art piece produced by Banksy.' | © www.banksy.co.uk

The award-winning Art the Arms Fair has returned for its third run, in a bid to raise awareness of the DSEI arms fair.

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Quakers gather against London arms fair

FREE 16 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends gathered at Friends House this week to start their witness against the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair.

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Friends hear ‘the human cost of war’

16 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Friends heard a harrowing reminder of the need for their peace witness during a talk on ‘the human cost of the arms trade’. The online event featured people from Yemen and Colombia directly affected by the devastation and carnage caused by some of the weapons on sale at the London...

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BYM reflects on 11 September attacks

16 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) has marked the twentieth anniversary of the 11 September terrorist attacks in New York.

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Bournville Friends knit for COP26

16 September 2021 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

‘Friends have put up bunting on nearby railings with messages about climate change and are ordering postcards to send to MPs.' | courtesy of Claire Bowman

Bournville Quakers have knitted hundreds of six-inch squares to make a ‘tree cosy’. The item was installed on 4 September on a large Atlantic Cedar outside their Meeting house. It is due to be taken down after the UN Conference of Parties (COP26) in November in time for the tree to...

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