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Alternative economies?

23 September 2009 | by Joe Mugford | 0 comments

Launch poster | courtesy Brixton Pound

At the very beginning of this year, the Friend dedicated an entire issue to looking at ‘human economics’ or, in the words of the BBC’s Robert Peston, ‘the new capitalism’: that is, different attempts to experiment with ways in which economics operate on a human level. These attempts are...

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Should assisted suicide be sanctioned by law?

18 September 2009 | by Philip Barron | 0 comments

Should the terminally ill have to travel abroad in order to die? | ArtToday

Recent high-profile cases, such as those of Debbie Purdy and Sir Edward Downes, have intensified the debate about whether it should be made legal to assist a person to take their own life.  The archbishops of Canterbury and Westminster, with chief rabbi Jonathan Sacks, published a joint statement objecting...

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Quaker approach to business under the spotlight

18 September 2009 | by Joe Mugford | 0 comments

Quaker attitudes to business and employment have been in the spotlight this week, following the attempted takeover of Cadbury by American food giant Kraft. On BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day on Friday 11 September Catherine Pepinster, editor of Catholic weekly The Tablet, used the news story to fulsomely praise...

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The future begins today

16 September 2009 | by Beth Allen | 0 comments

The Friends Center grass roof with the Philadelphia skyline in the background | Erick Emerick

‘How can we integrate our buildings with our witness and service, and with our testimonies for peace and justice? Ten years ago we saw a moral imperative – to minimise this Center’s impact on the earth. Friends Center now represents the marriage of our faith and our practice.’ In their...

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Remembering the refugee children of the second world war

11 September 2009 | by Joe Mugford | 0 comments

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News round-up

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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News round-up

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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Tuesday

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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