Tag Archives: First World War

Quakers produce online map showing global deaths during First World War

A map, created by Quakers in Britain as part of a four year project on the World War I centenary, shows a path of white poppies through London reflecting the true numbers of people from every country who died as a … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscope of Quakers gathers in Bath

Yearly Meeting Gathering (YMG), the annual conference of Quakers in Britain, will be held at the University of Bath campus from 2-9 August 2014. The Gathering is like a festival in a tented village, for all ages. Two thousand Quakers, … Continue reading

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Vigil to commemorate World War 1 conscientious objectors

Tottenham Quakers will be holding a vigil on Thursday 15th May, to commemorate International Conscientious Objectors’ day. The vigil will celebrate and pay homage to the more than 16,000 British conscientious objectors of WW1, and will pay a particular tribute to … Continue reading

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A different kind of courage

Feature in The Guardian Family section about 3 World War 1 conscientious objectors and how their descendants are marking the centenary of the start of the “war to end all wars”. Includes interviews with the descendants of Quaker doctor John Rickman and … Continue reading

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The Winchester Whisperer

A rare insight into the lives of World War I imprisoned conscientious objectors is an extraordinary example of “prison press”. Discovery would have meant punishment. Essays, poems, cartoons and sketches were written at Winchester Prison on toilet paper, secretly edited, bound … Continue reading

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