Category - quakers

  • 18 Jul 2011

    Amid the moral turmoil and instability surrounding News International, there is a message for our own times in the steadfast pursuit of truth shown by the Seekers who gathered to listen to George Fox on Firbank Fell in 1652, says Jill Segger

  • 13 Jul 2011

    Forces Watch is running a series of events to launch its new campaign questioning armed forces recruitment in schools.

  • 11 Jul 2011

    Trustees for Quakers in Britain have agreed to an "inspiring refurbishment" of one of London's major spaces for meetings about peace and justice.

  • 26 Jun 2011

    All communities manifest some form of division and it can be difficult to make connections across those divides. Bury St Edmunds, like many towns, shows more than one face to the world.

  • 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.

  • 21 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.