quakers in britain

  • April 25, 2016

    Quakers in Britain in association with Luath Press have published a new book The Truth about Trident: Disarming the Nuclear Argument. With more than 15,000 nuclear warheads stockpiled worldwide, Timmon Wallis explores the arguments for retaining Trident with a critical eye to get to the real truth.

  • April 19, 2016

    Registrations are flooding in for Yearly Meeting 2016 as around one thousand Quakers head to London in May for four days of work and worship.

  • April 6, 2016

    More than three hundred young Quakers have contributed to a book called Living our beliefs, summing up how they see Quakerism. Playlists, video clips and line drawings accompany inspirational quotations and short passages.

  • February 25, 2016

    Quaker activist Sam Sender of Ealing Quaker Meeting said he had been following his conscience when he protested against the expansion of Heathrow Airport.

  • February 18, 2016

    Government plans to ban local councils from making ethical choices in their pension investments and procurements are undemocratic, say Quakers in Britain.

  • February 13, 2016

    The Peer Mediation Network has called on Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education, to take steps to promote the comprehensive provision of conflict resolution education in schools.

  • February 9, 2016

    Soaring house prices, welfare cuts and loss of social housing have sparked a housing crisis. For Quakers at their 2015 Yearly Meeting it was a hot topic and now they are questioning peers who are beginning a line by line examination of The Housing and Planning Bill.

  • January 25, 2016

    In the midst of World War I, as conscription came into force, Quakers worked with parliament to ensure men had the right to refuse to kill

  • January 15, 2016

    British Quakers are heading to Peru this week  for a global gathering of the Society of Friends which will run from 19 - 27 January. The theme is Living the transformation: Creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God.

  • January 4, 2016

    Quaker work is often hidden from the public gaze. As the year draws to a close, Quakers in Britain have "lifted the curtain" for a look at some 2015 initiaives which have quietly made a difference to areas of conflict, or sowed seeds of change in local communities.