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Actor inspires students at school

21 October 2009 | by Friend web | 0 comments

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Union branch backs Friends’ same-sex marriage decision

21 October 2009 | by Friend web | 0 comments

A branch of the Unite trade union has passed a resolution supporting Britain Yearly Meeting’s minute regarding same-sex marriages, and pushing for its principles to be enshrined in British law. Secretary Mary O’Brien described the LE/524 branch as ‘a large voluntary sector branch which has most of the...

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Quakers prepare to launch new ‘inreach’ materials

FREE 21 October 2009 | by Joe Mugford | 0 comments

Becoming Friends, a specially developed education programme for new Friends and enquirers, has now successfully completed trial runs in Meetings across the country and is ready to launch in early 2010. It came about as a joint enterprise between Quaker Life of Britain Yearly Meeting and Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre after...

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The rising cost of living longer

FREE 14 October 2009 | by Philip Barron | 1 comment | 1 comments

In 1948 life expectancy in the UK was sixty-six for men and seventy-one for women. Now the national average is seventy-seven for men and eighty-two for women. For the first time, there are more people over the age of sixty-five than there are under eighteen.  While the fact that more...

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What moves you? Leicester Quakers demonstrate their faith

14 October 2009 | by Rachel Carmichael | 0 comments

Children with the lord mayor. | Rachel Carmichael

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Mount School gets new head

14 October 2009 | by Friend web | 0 comments

Julie Lodrick. | Photo courtesy The Mount School.

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Quaker testimony to simplicity leaves lasting mark at Scottish university

14 October 2009 | by Friend web | 0 comments

Opening of the labyrinth at Stirling | Photo courtesy University of Stirling

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Peace activists blockade NATO base.

14 October 2009 | by Friend web | 0 comments

| Tim Nafziger

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Climate change action

14 October 2009 | by Joe Mugford | 0 comments

Flashmob in Parliament Square. | Robert van Waarden.

Quaker involvement with climate change campaigning has been on the increase in the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this December. In particular, this involvement has recently been galvanised by two international movements: ‘350’, which aims to raise awareness of the need to reduce carbon dioxide in...

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Early years curriculum exemption refused

23 September 2009 | by Friend web | 0 comments

The first parental exemption request to the compulsory Learning and Development Requirements of the English Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum has been refused.  Frances Laing, a member of Wirral and Chester Meeting, received a letter from her child’s state-funded school saying: ‘The school feels… it would not...

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