Category - quakers

  • 9 Nov 2012

    Ipswich Quakers distributed leaflets as the Royal Anglian Regiment paraded through the town on returning from service in Afghanistan.

  • 24 Sep 2012

    Quakers in Britain will be marking the sixth national Quaker Week (28 September to 3 October) by wearing badges which say “I’m a Quaker – ask me why."

  • 8 Sep 2012

    Juliet Prager is to be the new Deputy Recording Clerk for the Religious Society of Friends in Britain.

  • 6 Aug 2012

    There was an extremely depressing and revealing Channel 4 TV 'Dispatches' documentary this evening, documenting the way in which the 2005 liberalisation of gambling by New Labour (Gordon Brown pulled back on 'super-casinos', but not the rest of it) has exposed poor communities in particular to businesses that take many thousands of pounds out of the local economy every day.

  • 29 Jul 2012

    This morning I took part in Meeting for Worship in the small 18th century Friends Meeting House at Calf Cop in North Yorkshire. Situated in that area known to Quakers as '1652 country' where the borders of Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria come within a few miles of each other, the Meeting House stands in a quiet burial ground bordered by pine trees and looks across an open landscape to the massive flat-topped mountain of Ingleborough.

  • 28 Jul 2012

    Giving the go-ahead for more gaming machines on the high street threatens a surge in problem gambling, say Church groups.

  • 26 Jul 2012

    Quakers in Britain have welcomed the Scottish government's announcement on legislation to allow same sex-marriage by way of both civil and religious ceremonies.

  • 25 Jul 2012

    Faith groups are divided on the Scottish government's announcent that they will push ahead with a bill to give legal recognition to same-sex marriage.

  • 25 Jul 2012

    Quakers in Britain have secured planning permission for a major refurbishment of Friends House, their London headquarters.

  • 13 Jul 2012

    We are experiencing a crisis of trust in our public institutions, says Jill Segger. She suggests that The Society of Friends could play a significant role in preventing a slide into destructive cynicism.