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Swarthmore Lecture 2016

This year’s Swarthmore Lecture was delivered by Esther Mombo on Quaker peacebuilding in eastern and central Africa.  The sound recording is now available to listen to here. The book will be available later this year and is available for pre-order from the … 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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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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Quakers respond to terrorism

As Parliament prepares to debate next steps in Syria, Quakers in Britain have made this statement: The attacks in Paris on 13 November were deeply shocking and our hearts continue to go out to those killed, injured, bereaved and traumatised. … Continue reading

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Quakers urgently call for safe paths for refugees

News Release 05 September 2015   Quakers urgently call for safe paths for refugees   The unfolding crisis of refugees fleeing across Europe, has prompted Quakers in Britain to urge the UK Government and other European Governments to create secure … Continue reading

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Quakers in Britain oppose expansion of cadets into state schools

News Release 08 July 2015 Quakers in Britain oppose expansion of cadets into state schools In today’s Budget the Chancellor announced £50 million to expand cadet forces across 500 state schools. Quakers in Britain say this pledge is the latest … Continue reading

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Burundi crisis: Quakers stand for peace and reconciliation

At this time of political turmoil in Burundi, nine Quaker organisations urge support for a political resolution by Burundians that avoids deadly conflict and leads to lasting peace and justice for all. A sector of Quakers in Britain, Quaker Peace … Continue reading

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Quakers condemn sales of social housing stock

News release 04 May 2015 Quakers in Britain have spoken out strongly against the proposal to extend the ‘right to buy’ legislation to housing associations. The statement came as more than a thousand Quakers from across the country and around … 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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