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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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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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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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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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War and Peace : Outer conflict, inner peace

You are invited to North London Quakers’ annual awayday on Saturday 5th September at Winchmore Hill Meeting House from 9.30am to 4.45pm. The theme is “War and Peace : Outer conflict, inner peace” Guest speaker will be Harvey Gillman and … 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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Hiroshima and Nagasaki Interfaith Commemoration

This year is the 70th anniversary of nuclear bombs being dropped, with horrific consequences, on the Japanese cities of  Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Quaker Peace & Social Witness invites you to an interfaith service of commemoration and commitment for a nuclear-free world on … Continue reading

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