Monthly Archives: August 2013

Syria

There are issues on which Quakers hold a wide range of views.  On war, we tend to have a very simple position, we are against it.  War and preparation for war is incompatible with the spirit of Christ.  But with the … Continue reading

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I have a dream

When I was brought up in Bristol, I was aware of that fine city’s disreputable past in the slave trade – my primary school was founded by a slave trading family.  (Quakers were vigorous campaigning for abolition and enforcing abolition … Continue reading

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Quaker statement on Syria

With Parliament having been recalled to debate possible British military intervention in Syria, this statement from Quakers in Britain is very timely, http://www.quaker.org.uk/news/quakers-urge-nonviolent-response-syria-crisis News Release 28 August 2013 Quakers urge nonviolent response to Syria crisis As Parliament is recalled to … Continue reading

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Twenty first century employment?

I recently started a temporary contract for a public sector employer, which has been hard hit by Government cuts in recent years.  It has become abundantly clear that total flexibility with regard to shift patterns is expected of all employees  and personal commitments … Continue reading

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