Category - quakers in britain

  • November 12, 2017

    The white poppy represents the hope of peace. Many wearers of the white poppy believe that remembrance, opposition to war, and work for peace can go hand in hand.

  • November 11, 2017

    This week's global gathering on climate change brings politicians and activists to Bonn, Germany. The 23rd annual conference of the parties (COP) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) aims to prevent dangerous global warming. Quakers in Britain have signed statements urging the conference to take urgent action.

  • October 26, 2017

    Two young peace campaigners were today found not guilty today of criminal damage after a three day trial at Burnley Magistrates Court.

  • October 6, 2017

    Quakers in Britain have welcomed the Scottish government announcement on 3 October 2017 that fracking is set to be permanently banned following "overwhelming" public support for outlawing the controversial process,

  • September 30, 2017

    Thousands of Quakers across Britain are marking the eleventh annual Quaker Week to invite people to discover the faith that shapes their way of life. World Quaker Day is also on Sunday 1 October.

  • September 23, 2017

    A historic Treaty, which could rid the world of nuclear weapons, has gained fifty nation states' signatories on the first day, at the United Nations. Quakers in Britain are urging the UK Government to sign.

  • 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.