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Benjamin Lay story in Hackney Citizen

The Benjamin Lay story has been covered here. Annoying ableism. https://www.hackneycitizen.co.uk/2017/11/22/hackney-quakers-make-amends-disowning-radical-anti-slavery-dwarf-300-years-ago/   Please like & share:

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North London Quakers right a past wrong – look to present injustice

In an unusual move, North London Quakers formally expressed unity with a Quaker expelled from the movement three hundred years ago. Benjamin Lay was disowned by Devonshire House Monthly Meeting, our predecessor body, for radical positions expressed in theatrical ways.  … Continue reading

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Quakerism: a faith for turbulent times

For Quaker Week 2017 Jon Martin from Quakers in Britain reflects on how the history of Quakerism means it has always been a faith for uncertain times.  You can read the blog article here. Please like & share:

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Yearly Meeting Gathering 2017

The annual conference of Quakers in Britain continuing the theme of “Living Out Our Faith in the World” was held at Warwick University this year.  The epistle from the event is published below.  You can see some of the presentations … Continue reading

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Quakers stand alongside victims of racist policies

Quakers in Britain have responded to the global unease about recent political developments around the world with a clear statement asserting that, “Humanity needs leaders of integrity and conscience, ready to be held to account by individuals and institutions, national … Continue reading

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Quakers caution against scrapping the Human Rights Act

To mark Human Rights Day on 10 December, Quakers in Britain have sent a plea to the Prime Minister to drop the government’s commitment to ‘scrap’ the Human Rights Act. This move signifies their centuries-long history of standing up for … Continue reading

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Meet Quaker Social Action, Saturday 19th November

All very welcome to our annual public meeting of Quakers in the North London Area.  This year it is an interactive one on the work of  Quaker Social Action, a charity that does some excellent work around community building and … Continue reading

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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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Building bridges after the referendum

Statement by Quakers in Britain (BYM) The outcome of the EU referendum and the campaigning that led up to it have shown up and sometimes exacerbated divisions within and between our communities. There is now a great need for bridge-building, … Continue reading

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A Quaker approach to activism

Friends House, London Monday, 14 December, 2015 – 19:00 to 20:30 An event to explore approaches to activism that are both effective and grounded in Quaker values. The speaker Eileen Flanagan, of Earth Quaker Action Team in the US, will … Continue reading

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