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Beyond defence: towards conflict prevention

10 July 2009 | by Friend | 0 comments

Although the report, by influential think tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), stops short of calling for the UK to abandon its Trident nuclear weapons, it calls on the government to consider – in the context of a full ‘strategic review of security’ – whether the UK needs to maintain...

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Taking courage in challenging times

10 July 2009 | by Friend | 0 comments

‘Is the Society in rude health?’, asked Gillian Ashmore, when she spent the afternoon with General Meeting for Scotland last month. Her natural inclination is to give optimistic answers to this big question, but she confessed that finding hard evidence to support her optimism is not always easy.

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Friends continue to highlight G20 policing concerns

10 July 2009 | by Friend | 0 comments

The House of Commons Home Affairs Committee argued that overall the policing of the protests was ‘remarkably successful’ and warned that incidents of violence ‘have the potential to seriously damage the public’s faith in the police’. It also expressed concerns that ‘untrained and inexperienced officers’ were deployed on the...

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‘Recognising our personal gifts’

03 July 2009 | by Sarah Coote | 0 comments

Swiss Friends gathering for their Yearly Meeting at Aeschi in the late spring focused on the theme ‘Recognising our personal gifts’. It was an opportunity to explore skills and talents, as organisation of the programme was handed on to a younger generation. Instead of the common practice of inviting guest...

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Meeting at the fourth plinth

03 July 2009 | by Friend web | 0 comments

An unusual Meeting for Worship will take place later this month – alongside Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth.  Peter Davies of Bridgend Meeting has been selected as one of 2,400 volunteers taking part in sculptor Anthony Gormley’s ‘One & Other’ project, in which each person spends an hour on top...

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Legacy facilitates Cuban seminary

03 July 2009 | by Oliver Robertson | 0 comments

Cuban Quakers are to build their own seminary, thanks to a legacy from a Canadian Friend.  Cuba Yearly Meeting, which has a tradition of employing pastors to serve Quaker Meetings, currently has no dedicated space to train them. But Friends decided at their Yearly Meeting to ‘create a facility...

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Three conversions necessary: heart, mind and purse

03 July 2009 | by Oliver Robertson | 0 comments

Quakers need to stop treating money like a taboo subject and start thinking about it as part of their spiritual life, a gathering of Quaker treasurers has heard.  At the Annual Conference of Treasurers, which was told that donations from individuals and Quaker Meetings to the centrally managed work...

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Dresden or Coventry?

30 June 2009 | by SuperAdmin | 1 comment | 1 comments

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A paragraph and another one?

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Activities ‘improve exam results’

03 June 2009 | by Laura Dantonio | 0 comments

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Pupils who take part in several extra-curricular activities tend to perform better in exams, research by the Independent Schools Council suggests.

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European elections 2009

03 June 2009 | by Laura Dantonio | 0 comments

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Legislation is usually amended as it passes through the parliament. The amendments take effect if they are also agreed by national governments. Parliamentary approval is not necessary for all EU legislation, but the Lisbon Treaty - if it ever comes into force - will dramatically increase the number of policy...

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