Category - quakers in britain

  • September 5, 2017

    Quakers are travelling from across Britain to support a week of nonviolent, prayerful action at the Defence and Security Equipment International arms fair in East London from 5-11 September 2017. There will be meetings for worship and silent, candle-lit vigils, in solidarity with victims of the arms trade.

  • August 26, 2017

    What are you doing over the bank holiday? If you are one of the 10,000 plus attending Greenbelt, a festival for the common good, you may get a chance to fly a kite with Quaker peace educator Ellis Brooks.

  • August 5, 2017

    Amid nations' increasing uncertainty and insecurity, Quakers in Britain say that inequality has become vividly apparent. More than a thousand Quakers meeting for their annual gathering, said, "We are distressed by the trashing of our planet, and angry at the greed, ruthlessness, lies and violence which blight the lives of so many."

  • August 2, 2017

    Quakers in Britain have this week announced a new project to challenge the government policy of creating a 'hostile environment' for newcomers to Britain, and to replace it instead with a culture of welcoming hospitality.

  • July 31, 2017

    The famous Quaker Tapestry is a modern stitched masterpiece in storytelling. Part of it is being exhibited in Friends House in London. It was last in the capital over 20 years ago.

  • July 24, 2017

    In these days of political turmoil Quakers in Britain are inviting politicians to their Yearly Meeting Gathering to say how faith and politics can change the world.

  • July 8, 2017

    A treaty to rid the world of nuclear weapons was formally adopted on 7 July 2017 at the United Nations. Quaker observers hailed the historic treaty as a huge step, saying such weapons of mass destruction should be illegal and unacceptable.

  • June 21, 2017

    In the light of recent tragedies, Paul Parker, the Recording Clerk of Quakers in Britain, has issued a statement condemning all acts of violence

  • June 14, 2017

    Quakers in Britain are supporting a judicial review being brought today before the UK courts against the government's controversial new guidance banning local councils from making ethical choices in their pensions investments.

  • June 1, 2017

    Quakers in Britain have announced a programme of events to mark Refugee Week (19–25 June), exploring the role of culture in shaping attitudes to newcomers.