Tag Archives: ethics

Break up the banks? We need a banking revolution!

Saturday, 1 October, 2016 – 10:30 to 16:00, Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road London NW1 2BJ A day conference organised by London Quakers for everyone. In 2011, Britain Yearly Meeting (the governing body of the Quakers) said “The global economic system … 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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B and B owners lose gay case

The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that two B and B owners who were committed Christians could not refuse to allow a same sex couple to stay in their property. The Society of Friends, when the equalities legislation was going … Continue reading

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Your faith your finance website

Impressive new website just launched by the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR) and Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW). The ‘your faith your finance’ website – http://www.yourfaithyourfinance.org - contains facts, links and case-studies covering issues ranging from banking and shopping to … Continue reading

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Marking 50 years of “Towards a Quaker View of Sex”

I was pleased to be able to attend the event at Friends House celebrating 50 years since the publication of the landmark “Towards a Quaker View of Sex”.  Described as one of the most forthright reports on sex and morals … 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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The eye of a needle

The latest Sunday Times Rich list includes some interesting aspects.  According to the BBC, the wealth of the top 200 people is vastly more than in 1989. In 1989 you would have needed wealth of £30m (about £65m today) to … Continue reading

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Money and Morality

Much has been made in the media of new Barclays Bank CEO Antony Jenkins’ aspiration to return to the ethical principles of the bank’s Quaker founders. We shall watch the bank’s progress with interest. In the meantime there is a very … Continue reading

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