Monthly Archives: July 2014

Civil partners denied marriage ceremonies

News Release from Quakers in Britain 23 July 2014 Civil partners denied marriage ceremonies News that the conversion of civil partnerships to marriage will entail an appointment at a register office and not a marriage ceremony has outraged and disappointed … Continue reading

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Women bishops

There is no doubt that the decision by the Church of England to ordain women bishops is historic and overdue.  Several other Anglican churches round the world have long done so. It is hard for Quakers to understand the opposition, since the … Continue reading

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Open letter to William Hague regarding violence in Gaza

Foreign and Commonwealth Office 11 July 2014 An Open Letter to the Rt Hon William Hague MP Dear William Hague Quakers in Britain are deeply concerned by the escalating violence in Israel and Palestine, particularly Gaza. We know that you … Continue reading

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Trident is a child’s security blanket

Excellent article on the Politics.co.uk website by British Quakers’ parliamentary engagement officer Jessica Metheringham on the illusory safety offered by Trident.  The article is in response to the recommendations of the cross-party Trident Commission that there is no credible alternative to Trident. … Continue reading

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