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Brummana School steps up after explosion

FREE 10 September 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The principal of the Quaker Brummana High School in Lebanon has described how students supported the community after the devastating explosion in Beirut last month left thousands injured and hundreds dead.

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Friends support new children’s rights bill

FREE 10 September 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers in Scotland are supporting a new bill to enshrine children’s rights into Scots law. Friends joined forty-nine other members of Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights) in writing to MSPs to welcome the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill, which was...

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UK trains human-rights abusing states

10 September 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Peace campaigners have called on the UK government to review its military collaborations after it was revealed that since 2018 the UK has provided military training for seventeen countries classed as having human-rights abusing regimes.

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Climate funding for Quaker-founded store

10 September 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

A ‘not for profit’ shop which grew out of a food cooperative started by local Quakers thirty years ago is expanding in a bid to promote recycling and ‘zero waste’.

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Campaigners welcome pause to airfield plans

FREE 03 September 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers have welcomed the news that plans for the RAF Valley station in Anglesey to use Llanbedr Airfield in Wales to develop their training programme have been ‘formally paused’.

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The Penn Club in ‘perilous position’

FREE 03 September 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Quaker-affiliated Penn Club is in a ‘perilous position’ after bookings have stayed significantly low since the lockdown.

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Trump pardon rejected

03 September 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

The Susan B Anthony Museum has rejected Donald Trump’s pardon of the eponymous Quaker suffragist who was arrested in 1872 for voting when it was illegal for women to do so.

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Quakerism and GreenSpirit movement

03 September 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

A member of Malton Meeting wrote a magazine article last month about the affinity between Quakerism and the GreenSpirit community.

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Friends split on XR

03 September 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 1 comment | 1 comments

Extinction Rebellion demonstrators. | Christian Climate Action.

Quaker Extinction Rebellion (XR) campaigners have been split on the issue of whether the recent XR ‘rebellion’ in Bristol, London, Manchester and Cardiff should have gone ahead. There was debate on the XR Quakers Facebook page where one member posted he could not support this week’s action despite being...

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XR Friends get ready for action

FREE 27 August 2020 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

'Thank You Ancient Woodland Protectors' | courtesy of Extinction Rebellion.

Quaker climate campaigners begin a ‘long weekend of civil disobedience’ this week as part of Extinction Rebellion (XR)’s latest witness to the emergency.

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