quakers in britain

  • 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.

  • February 11, 2017

    In a joint letter to the Home Secretary, leaders and representatives of five Churches have expressed their concern at the Government’s announcement that it intends to suspend the programme for the safe re-settlement of unaccompanied minors seeking refuge in the United Kingdom.

  • February 5, 2017

    Quakers in Britain have responded to the global unease about recent political developments around the world with a clear statement asserting: “Humanity needs leaders of integrity and conscience, ready to be held to account by individuals and institutions, national and international."

  • February 1, 2017

    Faith and science communities met this week as Quakers set out to build communication and support between them. Quakers in Britain and the Quaker United Nations Office held two interfaith luncheons with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

  • January 16, 2017

    Quakers in Britain have become the first major religious body to be awarded the Pay Compare Mark.The mark is awarded to employers who disclose the gap between their highest and lower paid workers on the Pay Compare website.

  • December 24, 2016

    At the close of a turbulent year, Paul Parker, Recording Clerk for Quakers in Britain, has spoken publically following recent attacks in Berlin, Egypt and elsewhere.

  • November 26, 2016

    Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre has confirmed that the Swarthmore Lecture in 2017 will be given by Catherine West MP.