quakers in britain

  • June 21, 2017

    In the light of recent tragedies, Paul Parker, the Recording Clerk of Quakers in Britain, has issued a statement condemning all acts of violence

  • June 14, 2017

    Quakers in Britain are supporting a judicial review being brought today before the UK courts against the government's controversial new guidance banning local councils from making ethical choices in their pensions investments.

  • June 1, 2017

    Quakers in Britain have announced a programme of events to mark Refugee Week (19–25 June), exploring the role of culture in shaping attitudes to newcomers.

  • May 21, 2017

    Quakers in Britain are marking the first Yearly Meeting in Friends House, London, which was held ninety years ago..

  • May 10, 2017

    More than a hundred Quakers climbed Pendle Hill on Saturday 6 May and held a Meeting for Worship to protest against fracking.

  • May 5, 2017

    More than a quarter of Quaker meetings in Britain have made a commitment to no longer invest in the fossil fuel industry. Quakers in Britain today announced 19 more divestment commitments.

  • April 25, 2017

    Quakers in Britain are urging the Scottish Government to ban fracking and unconventional gas and oil extraction. In a response to the government's public consultation, Quakers are calling for bold steps to tackle climate change by supporting renewable, efficient energy instead.

  • April 3, 2017

    Carbon Smart has awarded Friends House, the central offices of Quakers in Britain, with a Gold Certification for reducing its carbon footprint by 29 per cent since 2009. Numerous green initiatives in Friends House led to this achievement, including using 100 per cent renewable energy and a zero waste to landfill policy.

  • March 25, 2017

    Five UK Churches have issued a statement to support and encourage those meeting in New York to negotiate a treaty banning nuclear weapons.  They have also expressed their shared disappointment that the UK Government has refused to take part in these talks, despite its longstanding international commitments to work towards a nuclear weapon free world.

  • February 14, 2017

    Quakers are calling for a ban on new and intensive forms of fossil fuel extraction, including fracking for shale gas and oil, and underground coal gasification.