Category - quakers

  • April 29, 2013

    Last Saturday (27 April) demonstrators gathered for a protest march at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire from where drone attacks on Afghanistan are now controlled. On 7 May, the Drones Quilt – a project initiated by the Fellowship of Reconciliation – will be handed in at Downing Street. Between these two events, I heard a moving ministry from a Friend who had participated in making a square for the quilt.

  • April 28, 2013

    The Arctic came to Friends House in London on 20 April as part of a global day of action as Greenpeace used 3D projection to transform the building into the pristine Arctic.

  • April 18, 2013

    A memorial to Quaker service will be opened at the National Arboretum at Alrewas near Lichfield on 20 April.

  • February 28, 2013

    As fears of violence grow ahead of Kenya’s elections, thousands of people are mobilising for conflict resolution and nonviolent resistance to injustice.

  • February 6, 2013

    A range of Christian groups have joined with others in welcoming a vote in Parliament to legalise same-sex marriage in England and Wales.

  • February 5, 2013

    Quakers in Britain have welcomed today’s vote (5 February) in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.

  • January 25, 2013

    Religious groups have issued statements welcoming the UK government's Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill, which is officially published today.

  • January 9, 2013

    There has been much ado about bishops of late. First, the Church of England's House of Laity rejected the consecration of women, to the consternation of a majority in their own communion and the incredulity of wider society. Then the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster soured the Nativity season - perhaps the tenderest of all our celebrations of the mysteries of faith - with negativity about same sex love and marriage.

  • December 14, 2012

    Michael Gove's £2 million programme to place former service personnel in British schools has been roundly criticised by faith, peace and civic groups.

  • December 12, 2012

    The government's proposals for same-sex marriage have revealed them to be clueless about religion, contemptuous of civil rights and bizarrely ignorant about the history, culture and politics of Wales. There is a serious possibility of these proposals failing to pass through Parliament. We must step up the campaign for civil rights, not assume they have been won.