Category - quakers in britain

  • November 26, 2016

    Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre has confirmed that the Swarthmore Lecture in 2017 will be given by Catherine West MP.

  • November 17, 2016

    Quakers in Britain, Friends World Committee for Consultation and Quaker United Nations Office are among the signatories to the COP22 Interfaith Climate Statement delivered to United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, at the UN climate change negotiations in Marrakesh.

  • October 28, 2016

    Quakers in Scotland are holding a symposium to bring together voices across Scottish society to lobby for radical change in Scottish taxation and land ownership policies.

  • October 21, 2016

    The Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church in Wales, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church. together with Quakers in Britain, have released a statement calling upon the Syrian and Russian Governments and other forces to stop their bombardment of Aleppo. 

  • October 3, 2016

    World Quaker Day fell on Sunday 2 October this year (2016) and brought together the global Quaker community. It falls in the ninth British Quaker Week which rune from 1-9 Ictober. Quaker meetings around England, Scotland and Wales are opening their doors with a warm welcome, offering music and art, drama and discussion, worship and witness.

  • September 15, 2016

    Quakers in Scotland and ForcesWatch are presenting a petition to The Scottish Parliament on Thursday (15 September) calling for greater scrutiny, guidance and consultation on armed forces visits to schools in Scotland.

  • September 9, 2016

    Quakers' historic efforts to build a more peaceful world take a new turn this month as six young people begin new work in a unique scheme to build movements, run by Quaker Peace & Social Witness

  • August 22, 2016

    Beekeepers and market gardeners, university lecturers, teachers and men who left school aged twelve, doctors, printers and politicians, were conscientious objectors in World War I. Their courage – and the global plight of COs today – has inspired an art exhibition in London, set in a chamber resembling a WWI field tent made of bandages.

  • August 11, 2016

    The Echo Chamber, a sound and photography exibition marking 100 years of conscientious objection, is to be held at Friends House in London.

  • July 21, 2016

    Quakers in Britain support the Taxes for Peace Bill which was given its first reading in the House of Commons on19 July 2016