Category - quakers

  • June 26, 2017

    It seems that just as 'poppy facism' was beginning to lose its sway over our consciences and behaviours, Armed Forces Day may be being groomed to take its place.

  • June 21, 2016

    The Northern  Friends Peace Board, a group of Quakers, most of whom are appointed as representatives by Quaker Area Meetings in the North of Britain, meeting at Central Edinburgh Meeting House, have issued a statement on the EU referendum.

  • June 2, 2016

    A group of staff from Britain Yearly Meeting, the charity which manages the central policy, property, staff and work of Quakers in Britain, have had a request rejected by the Treasury. They wanted to exercise their right of conscientious objection to war by ensuring that none of their taxes are used for military purposes.

  • April 6, 2016

    More than three hundred young Quakers have contributed to a book called Living our beliefs, summing up how they see Quakerism. Playlists, video clips and line drawings accompany inspirational quotations and short passages.

  • January 15, 2016

    British Quakers are heading to Peru this week  for a global gathering of the Society of Friends which will run from 19 - 27 January. The theme is Living the transformation: Creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God.

  • December 24, 2015

    As early as I can remember, and certainly before I had words for the concept, I have known that there is a string in the human psyche which is placed to

  • October 4, 2015

    “'Up wi' thee, George', says God. And being up,
    He saw the Lancashire sea, and God's people,
    Waiting to be found.”

  • June 18, 2015

    Members of the Northern Friends Peace Board met in Glasgow on 13 June to discuss issues from community peacebuilding to the Trident nuclear weapons system.

  • May 27, 2015

    Nine Quaker organisations have issued a statement urging support for a political resolution by Burundians that avoids deadly conflict and leads to lasting peace and justice for all.

  • May 11, 2015

    Two Quakers have been elected as members of parliament in the UK General Election. Nineteen had stood as candidates.