Category - quakers

  • 24 Jun 2011

    The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Britain has responded to the Government Consultation on civil partnerships on religious premises.

  • 5 Jun 2011

    Quakers, Pax Christi and members of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme have joined in a vigil to mark the fifth year of World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel.

  • 20 May 2011

    The government move to grant the right of discharge to under eighteen year old recruits to the armed forces has been welcomed by Quakers.

  • 16 May 2011

    Quakers want Britain's 'duty of care' to its armed forces to include the provision of a right-of-discharge for under 18 year olds.

  • 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'.