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04 September 2009 | by Friend web | 0 comments

Protesters at the Bank of England. | Olivia Harris

Irish Friends focus on peace and sustainability; Climate camp glued to the issues; Goodbye and all that

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04 September 2009 | by Friend web | 0 comments

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Tackling the pay gap from both ends

04 September 2009 | by Philip Barron | 0 comments

Notes (top) and coins (bottom) | ArtToday

Church Action on Poverty, the ecumenical Christian social-justice charity, which has been championing the cause of low-paid workers through its Living Wage campaign, is now backing a call for a High Pay Commission to be set up that would launch a wide-ranging review of pay ‘at the top’. Using the...

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New face for Quakers in London takes shape

04 September 2009 | by Oliver Robertson | 0 comments

Friends House, London, home of the new Quaker Centre. | Jez Smith

Oliver Robertson reports on developments at the new Quaker Centre at Friends House

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Peacemaker mural

04 September 2009 | by Oliver Robertson | 0 comments

A giant mural depicting peacemakers throughout the ages | Oliver Robertson.

A giant mural depicting peacemakers throughout the ages was painted by visitors to the ‘Peace Zone’ at this year’s Greenbelt Christian Arts Festival. The Peace Zone is a project of the Network of Christian Peace Organisations that brings together almost thirty UK-based Christian peace organisations – including Anglicans, Baptists, Catholics,...

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FREE 18 August 2009 | by Hugo Finley | 0 comments

Hugo Finley's garden | Hugo Finley 2009

Every week we provide you with news, features, personal stories, arts, humour and friendship. With the Friend you can keep up to date with contemporary Quaker thought and action.

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Together we can! Restorative justice gains regional momentum

14 August 2009 | by Marian Liebmann | 0 comments

Restorative justice is gaining grassroots support from many local authorities, regardless of the total lack of interest from national government, a conference has heard.  At the Restorative Justice Consortium’s summer conference, focusing this time on ‘Becoming a Restorative County/Local Authority’, participants were told: ‘Together we can make...

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Framework for action ‘is a shape with spaces for things to happen in’

14 August 2009 | by Oliver Robertson | 0 comments

Friends at Yearly Meeting Gathering were called to let their lives bear witness to the priorities of British Quakers.  The report of Meeting for Sufferings, the Quaker representative committee that created the framework for action that will guide British Quakers over the next six years, outlined how that body...

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Israel/Palestine: ‘All of us together, without hatred, without fear’

14 August 2009 | by Clare Bat Dimyon | 0 comments

Young Moldovan LGBT create a vigil for LGBT in Israel in Chisinau, the capital city. | Iulia Marcinschi

Clare Bat Dimyon responds to the shooting of young people in Tel Aviv who were coming to terms with their sexuality My elation and joy at hearing that Britain Yearly Meeting had decided to adopt the same processes for the reporting of same-sex partnerships died less than twenty-four hours later...

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q-eye: Eye on the media

07 August 2009 | by Friend | 0 comments

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