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Radical spirituality: the early history of the Quakers

This free, very popular,  online course is being repeated in May 2017.   Learn about the beginnings of  Quakerism as it emerged in 17th century England.  To find out more and register click here. Please like & share:

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Quakers in Britain oppose expansion of cadets into state schools

News Release 08 July 2015 Quakers in Britain oppose expansion of cadets into state schools In today’s Budget the Chancellor announced £50 million to expand cadet forces across 500 state schools. Quakers in Britain say this pledge is the latest … Continue reading

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The Unseen March

Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW) has launched its five-minute online film The Unseen March. It exposes the new tide of militarisation that has developed in Britain over the last six years. Made by award-winning Speak-it films (Black Gold, When China Met Africa), The … Continue reading

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Should schools teach British values? Ask the Quakers

Guardian article describing how the Quaker Sidcot School interprets the new Government requirement for schools to be teaching  “fundamental British values”.   You can read it here. Please like & share:

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Government accused of military propaganda in the classroom

Quakers in Britain in conjunction with the human rights group ForcesWatch have produced an impressive  graphic animation and written report explaining why the British Armed Forces Learning Resource (published in September 2014 by  the Prime Minister’s Office) is a poor quality … Continue reading

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Quakers object to millions in funding for developing military ethos in classrooms

News Release 10 December 2014 Quakers object to millions in funding for developing military ethos in classrooms Quakers in Britain have responded to the Department for Education announcement of £4.8 million “Character Innovation Fund” for schools by sending an Open … Continue reading

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British values? Pupils should be questioning the rule of law

Michael Goodwin  the headteacher of Sibford School, an independent Quaker school in Oxfordshire, argues his case in this Guardian article about the Department for Education expectation that schools “actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, … Continue reading

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