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Quakers embark on new shaping of their guidebook

Quakers decided at their annual gathering to look again at their handbook Quaker Faith and Practice.  The process follows years of thought and discussion locally, and is likely to take several more to complete.  Revision will be highly inclusive, and … Continue reading

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God and the Book

It was kind of Simon Jenkins in the Guardian to write about the proposed revision of the Quaker handbook.  He managed to get it completely round his neck.  Christian Today also wrote a piece, which said we might revise it … 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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Times article about Quaker international peace work

Positive article in a national newspaper about Quaker international peace work.  You can access it here (hopefully The Times paywall has now lifted for this article). 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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Quaker Tapestry exhibition, August 2017

The award-winning Quaker Tapestry, which depicts the history of Quakerism in embroidery and is modelled on the famous Bayeux Tapestry, is being exhibited in Friends House in Euston in August. It was last in London over 20 years ago. The 77 panels … Continue reading

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Standing in solidarity against violence

Quakers in Britain join the international community in condemning the attack on Manchester Arena. Quakers are part of The Interfaith Network and endorse this statement: “Our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost their lives or were injured in … 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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Echo Chamber

 Echo Chamber is a free exhibition at Friends House, Euston from 18 August to 2 September. Open daily, 11.00am till 4.00pm, except Bank Holiday Monday. The free exhibition marks the centenary of the Military Service Act, which brought in both … Continue reading

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