Monthly Archives: May 2013

Journey into life: Inheriting the story of early Friends

Every year on the Saturday evening of Yearly Meeting, our annual conference, a Quaker is invited to deliver the public Swarthmore Lecture.  The Lecture dates back to 1907 and is named after the home of Margaret Fell (Fox), who is regarded by many … Continue reading

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After Woolwich

Violence on the streets of London is not new.  But the murder of a soldier, video of the attackers dripping with blood, and attempts by extremists on both sides to stir up further violence, make this a dangerous time.  If we … Continue reading

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interfaith network calls for calm and understanding after woolwich

  Statement from the Co-Chairs and Vice-Chairs of the Inter Faith Network for the UK     We learned with deep shock and great sadness of the murder of a young member of the armed forces in Woolwich yesterday afternoon. … Continue reading

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Price of pacifism

To celebrate International Conscientious Objection Day on 15th May The Independent has interviews with 5 Conscientious Objectors from different generations and countries.  One of the 5 is 90 year old John Corsellis, who served in the Friends Ambulance Unit in … Continue reading

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The right to a conscience

A Scottish court has held that the long standing legal right of midwives not to take part in abortion, also allows them to have no role in supervising staff who do.  The issue is likely to go to a higher … Continue reading

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Summer benefit concert: tickets on sale

Summer Benefit Concert Sunday 23 June, 3-5pm Winchmore Hill Quakers announce tickets are on sale for their Summer Benefit Concert.  Sit back and enjoy a vibrant mix of musical styles. PAUL PULATI is a singer/songwriter who plays guitar, harmonica, mandolin … Continue reading

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New Quakers and arts group launched

Quaker Arts  Network  The Quaker Arts Network  (QAN) is an informal group of Friends which will be launched as a listed informal Group at Britain Yearly Meeting in May 2013. (Listed informal group means a group run in Quaker lines … Continue reading

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