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Quakers deplore vote to authorise air strikes in Syria

Quakers in Britain opposed the vote in the House of Commons tonight (2nd December 2015) to extend air strikes to ISIS targets in Syria. The vote was 397 for and 223 votes against taking action in Syria. Paul Parker, Recording … Continue reading

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Quaker artist exhibits in central London

Enfield Quaker Anne McNeill Pulati will be one of three women exhibiting this summer at the busy Gallery in the Crypt, St Martin in the Fields.  She expects many thousands of visitors to this exhibition, at the world-famous church off … Continue reading

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Quakers speak on plight of migrants

News Release 22 April 2015 Quakers speak on plight of migrants Quakers in Britain have written an Open Letter to the Prime Minister, expressing their deepest concern for the plight of migrants desperately trying to cross the Mediterranean. The full … Continue reading

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Updated national Quaker election activities

Quakers in Britain are running two national hustings debates and two webinars.  One debate has already taken place on 31st March and another is scheduled for Tuesday 21st April, which will look at the economy, equality and social justice.  In addition, 2 webinars … 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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Quakers spark alternative General Election debate

News Release 26 February 2015 Quakers spark alternative General Election debate In the run-up to the General Election on 7 May, Quakers in Britain aim to stimulate an alternative conversation on topics like justice, democracy and peace, Trident, sustainability and … Continue reading

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Christian leaders back call for new law against global tax dodging

Paul Parker, Recording Clerk of Quakers in Britain (BYM), is one of the ecumenical signatories to the following statement calling on all political parties to pledge that if they win the coming UK election, then they will rapidly introduce a Tax … Continue reading

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Worrying risk in antisemitism

The Community Standards Trust, which campaigns for safety for the Jewish community, hit the headlines with claims that many Jews were considering leaving the country.  The Jewish Chronicle responded with its own survey, which confirmed concerns about rising antisemitism, but … Continue reading

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Quakers call for international treaty to ban nuclear weapons

News Release 19 December 2014 Quakers call for international treaty to ban nuclear weapons Quakers in Britain are calling on politicians to find the moral courage and political leadership to work for a nuclear ban treaty. They are encouraging the … Continue reading

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Women bishops

The Church of England has finally decided to have women bishops and it is likely one will be appointed in the next year or so. William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, said that “some of his best men were … Continue reading

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