quakers in britain

  • 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.

  • December 15, 2015

    International human rights monitors whose presence protects vulnerable schoolchildren in Hebron, occupied Palestine, are facing verbal and physical attack by Israeli settlers.

  • December 10, 2015

    While world leaders are at the Paris climate summit, known as COP21, Quakers are putting huge efforts into raising awareness about their concerns for the planet and reverence for life. A new Quakernomics blog offers a taste of their activities.

  • December 3, 2015

    Quakers in Britain have opposed the House of Commons vote to extend air strikes to ISIS targets in Syria.

  • December 1, 2015

    Tomorrow Parliament will vote on military action in Syria. Quakers in Britain oppose this, consistent with their belief that killing is wrong.

  • November 30, 2015

    At the weekend, ahead of the Paris climate summit, Quakers joined thousands across the world on the People's March for Climate, Justice and Jobs to call for climate justice.

  • November 24, 2015

    As Parliament prepares to debate next steps in Syria, Quakers in Britain have issued a statement.