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BYM discusses arms exports to Israel at Westminster

FREE 09 May 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) joined a parliamentary discussion on suspending arms exports to Israel last week.

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Fix finance for climate, say Friends

09 May 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quakers are calling for a major international financial overhaul to help tackle the climate emergency. This includes ‘debt cancellation, tax justice and shifting of finance flows needed to properly resource community-led climate solutions and just transitions’, said Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM).

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QARN monitors Migrant Help strategy

09 May 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network (QARN) has highlighted a new strategy launched by a Home Office-funded charity.

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York Friends hold vigil for peace

09 May 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

York Quakers held a silent peace vigil last week in the middle of the city.

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Trudi Warner will not face prison

FREE 02 May 2024 | by Rebecca Hardy | 0 comments

Defend Our Juries, which many Quakers have been supporting, celebrated the High Court’s decision on 22 April that Trudi Warner would not face a full hearing. | Trudi Warner outside court

Quakers welcomed the news last week that Trudi Warner will not face prison for her climate witness. The retired social worker faced two years in prison for holding up a sign outside a climate trial last March saying: ‘Jurors, you have an absolute right to acquit a defendant according to...

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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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