quakers in britain

  • 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.

  • 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.