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Rwanda Act ‘performatively cruel’, says BYM

FREE 02 May 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

More than 115,000 asylum seekers will be trapped in ‘permanent limbo’ by the end of the year, due to the recently-passed Rwanda Act, the Refugee Council said.

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Quakers campaign against military spending

02 May 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Northern Friends Peace Board (NFPB) has highlighted the Global Days of Action on Military Spending.

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North Wales becomes first official online Meeting

02 May 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

Quakers in North Wales have officially recognised their online worship group as a Local Meeting (LM). The North Wales Online Meeting is the first online Local Meeting in Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM).

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Friends fast for Gaza in Holy Week

02 May 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers from around the world took part in a day of fasting this month, in solidarity with people in Gaza.

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Jeremy Corbyn to give Salter Lecture at Hamilton House

FREE 25 April 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 3 comments | 3 comments

Following concerns from within Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) about inviting Jeremy Corbyn to speak at Friends House during Yearly Meeting, the Quaker Socialist Society (QSS) has decided to invite him to deliver this year’s Salter Lecture at an alternative venue.

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Quakers debate deep transformation for climate activism

25 April 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

Four hundred people gathered earlier this month to discuss the vision and strategy needed to transform the climate action scene. Quaker Rupert Read, last year’s Salter Lecturer, and Liam Kavanagh, both co-directors of the Climate Majority Project, were interviewed by Jeremy Lent, author of The Patterning Instinct and The...

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Quakers offer schools peer meditation funds

25 April 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

Secondary schools in England are being offered a funded opportunity to develop peer-led conflict resolution by Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM). Schools with a sixth form are invited to bid to host the project, which includes around £3,000 in funding for staff costs alongside training for staff and students in peer mediation....

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Homelessness rises for second year

25 April 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The number of people experiencing homelessness rose last autumn for the second year running, Quaker Social Action (QSA) has said.

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Quaker Tapestry marks George Fox anniversary

FREE 25 April 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

‘Sing and Rejoice: George Fox, the English Civil Wars and the Beginnings of Quakerism’ will coincide with the celebrations for Fox’s 400th anniversary. | Francesca Vine, curator of the Fox exhibition

Historical items on loan from Friends House and Swarthmoor Hall are part of a new exhibition at the Quaker Tapestry Museum. Other exhibits include reproductions from the state papers at The National Archives. ‘Sing and Rejoice: George Fox, the English Civil Wars and the Beginnings of Quakerism’ will coincide with...

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Zurich insurers rule out new oil and gas

FREE 18 April 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers welcomed an announcement from Zurich Insurance Group that it would not cover any new oil and gas extraction, or new metallurgical coal projects.

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