Category - quakers

  • 3 Aug 2010

    British Quakers have announced that their most senior member of staff is standing down from her post. Gillian Ashmore has served for three years.

  • 1 Aug 2010

    A survivor of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima has urged an audience in London to tackle the root causes of war, marking the sixty-fifth anniversary of the bombing.

  • 4 Jul 2010

    Over a hundred Christians were greeted with cheers and applause yesterday as they joined the Pride festival in London wearing T-shirts declaring “Christian and Proud”.

  • 2 Jul 2010

    Listening to certain Christians, you would think that opposition to homosexuality is one of the most basic principles of the Christian faith. But this year, as a small group of Christians turn up to protest against the Pride festival in central London, they will be easily outnumbered by the Christians who are participating in Pride, celebrating diverse sexuality as a gift from God.

  • 1 Jul 2010

    The national body of British Quakers is facing controversy following the news that it has invested over half a million pounds in the oil company BP.

  • 3 Jun 2010

    The former Labour deputy leader Roy Hattersley has insisted that meritocracy and equal opportunities are not sufficient to achieve a just society. He called for economic equality instead.

  • 3 Jun 2010

    Britain's Quakers have for the first time agreed to allow non-Quaker journalists to report on their Yearly Meeting, at which key decisions are made about the movement's future.

  • 3 Jun 2010

    When religion is invoked as a reason to stand up against injustice, a cynic might say that religion really has nothing to do with it, that the people involved would have taken the same political action anyway. So does religion really have the power to be an effective force for social change? A brief look at mysticism can help us to answer this question.

  • 27 May 2010

    Quaker activists have given a cautious backing to ministers' plans to crack down on cheap alcohol. But they have warned that the plans do not go far enough.

  • 22 May 2010

    Pressure is growing on defence ministers, who appear to have ruled out including Trident in their strategic review. The Lib Dems have been accused of accepting Tory policy on the issue.