Category - quakers

  • 22 Apr 2011

    The narrative of the trial and execution of Jesus has been subject to centuries of creative re-interpretation, says Jill Segger. A Bach Passion performed in a Cambridge college chapel proved both exemplar of the vitality of the cultural hybrid and inspiration to revisit the source.

  • 17 Apr 2011

    Quakers take pride in the history of nineteenth-century Quaker employers, many known for their progressive thinking. Some have suggested that they can now be a model for us in developing a form of "ethical capitalism". But the most forward-thinking nineteenth century Quakers called not for philanthropy but for fundamental change to the economic system. Their example can inspire us to reject capitalism altogether and to seek alternatives.

  • 17 Apr 2011

    Quakers and Unitarians say the Government has failed once more to address the right of young recruits to leave the Armed Forces.

  • 5 Apr 2011

    British Quakers have announced that they are calling for a boycott of goods from Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. This is a brave decision, given the volume of abuse, hate mail and downright lies that faced the Methodist Church when they made a similar decision. With this in mind, there are important points that must be remembered about the Quakers' position.

  • 5 Apr 2011

    The formal organisation of British Quakers has called for a boycott of goods from illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

  • 3 Apr 2011

    The Quakers and Business Group held their Spring Gathering in Edinburgh on Saturday 2 April 2011. The theme was 'Mainstreaming Ethical Futures'.

  • 26 Mar 2011

    Christians opposing the government's public spending cuts will be holding an ecumenical service in Barclays Bank in Central London as part of a day of protest.

  • 24 Mar 2011

    Quakers in Britain have written an open letter to the Prime Minister raising serious concerns over the escalating cycle of violence in Libya.

  • 11 Mar 2011

    Neither International Women's Day nor Ash Wednesday usually have any great significance for me, says Jill Segger. The Quaker belief that all days and times carry the sacred within them is usually sufficient. But this year, I am moved to consider it possible that I may have been mistaken.

  • 10 Mar 2011

    Human rights campaigners have welcomed an MP's attempt to raise the minimum age of enlistment in the UK armed forces to eighteen.