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Investment property development

31 March 2010 | by Jez Smith | 0 comments

The twenty-five year lease of Courtauld House to Hubron University has come under question as the lessee has indicated that they may be unable to afford the rent, reported Ron Barden, clerk of Quaker finance and property central committee.

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Equality bill progress

31 March 2010 | by Symon Hill | 0 comments

Quakers have given a warm welcome to the passing of the Equality Bill in the House of Lords, although fears remain that the timing of the general election may impair its passage through the Commons. The Bill includes a provision to allow religious elements in same-sex civil partnerships, for which...

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Cautious and hopeful financial report and accounts

31 March 2010 | by Jez Smith | 0 comments

The outcome of the 2009 financial situation is good, Ron Barden, clerk of Quaker finance and property central committee, reported to Meeting for Sufferings of the accounts that had just been approved and signed by trustees. Ron explained that ‘good’ was in the context of the economic situation in which we...

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Internet security sought by Meeting for Sufferings

31 March 2010 | by Jez Smith | 0 comments

A restatement of ‘policy to allow the use of the internet for the storage or communication of membership information subject to appropriate safeguards’ would be welcomed by Meeting for Sufferings, it was stated on Saturday. It arose from a proposal for the development of a secure web-based contact list facility...

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Our Vision for Friends House

FREE 31 March 2010 | by Britain Yearly Meeting trustees | 0 comments

Our Vision for Friends House 1.  Short version Our vision is to be   an active spiritual home for Quakers worldwide to work and worship together and share ideas   a showcase for Quakers providing information, history and living examples of Quaker work and thought

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Britain Yearly Meeting Trustees minute 17

FREE 31 March 2010 | by The Friend | 0 comments

BYMT/10/03/17 Prospects We have received a paper from the Clerk “Prospects – developing the discussion” with an appendix from Gillian Ashmore on some developments since October 2009 (T/10/03-4).

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Time to think the unthinkable

31 March 2010 | by Jez Smith | 1 comment | 1 comments

A shake up of Yearly Meeting structures and practice was announced at Meeting for Sufferings, through the introduction to the Meeting of Britain Yearly Meeting trustees’ minute 17.  The Yearly Meeting trustees’ vision and strategy for the future was introduced by Jonathan Fox, clerk of the trustees. He explained that...

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Fears raised over plans to combine lottery and utility bill payments

31 March 2010 | by The Friend | 0 comments

Alarm is growing over proposals from the National Lottery company Camelot that could see Lottery ticket terminals used to process cash payment of utility bills.  Quaker Action on Alcohol and Drugs (QAAD) is one of a number of members of the Interfaith Group on Gambling to express concern over...

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Bath Friends to host reverse hustings ahead of the election

31 March 2010 | by Symon Hill | 0 comments

Election candidates in Bath will undergo a major role reversal, after Quakers in the city joined with local campaigning groups to set up a hustings with a difference. Rather than expecting the local community to sit and listen to general election candidates, it is candidates who will listen to representatives...

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Young Friends put focus on Bosnia

FREE 26 March 2010 | by Jez Smith | 0 comments

Young Friends in Britain have adopted a charity that sows the seeds of peace in Bosnia as the basis of their new appeal. The decision was taken at Young Friends General Meeting last night to back Firefly, an organisation that was set up in 1998 to run youth and arts projects...

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