quakers

  • 11 Oct 2010

    Quakers and Unitarians have welcomed an Early Day Motion calling on Parliament to raise the age of recruitment into the armed forces to eighteen.

  • 6 Oct 2010

    David Cameron has been accused of blocking the way for legal recognition of same-sex marriage, despite support for the proposal from Labour, LibDem and Green leaders.

  • 4 Oct 2010

    The Communion of Saints is not a term which comes readily to a Quaker's tongue. But an encounter with two Friends – one living and one three centuries dead - has prompted me to look past the difficulty of these words in search of their true meaning.

  • 22 Aug 2010

    Pressure is growing for same-sex couples to be given full equality in marriage law after 98 per cent of LGBT people polled said civil partnerships don't go far enough.

  • 21 Aug 2010

    Britain's Quakers have said that they will work alongside other opponents of Trident nuclear weapons, even if they do not share the Quakers' commitment to peace.

  • 3 Aug 2010

    British Quakers have announced that their most senior member of staff is standing down from her post. Gillian Ashmore has served for three years.

  • 1 Aug 2010

    A survivor of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima has urged an audience in London to tackle the root causes of war, marking the sixty-fifth anniversary of the bombing.

  • 4 Jul 2010

    Over a hundred Christians were greeted with cheers and applause yesterday as they joined the Pride festival in London wearing T-shirts declaring “Christian and Proud”.

  • 2 Jul 2010

    Listening to certain Christians, you would think that opposition to homosexuality is one of the most basic principles of the Christian faith. But this year, as a small group of Christians turn up to protest against the Pride festival in central London, they will be easily outnumbered by the Christians who are participating in Pride, celebrating diverse sexuality as a gift from God.

  • 1 Jul 2010

    The national body of British Quakers is facing controversy following the news that it has invested over half a million pounds in the oil company BP.