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The Unseen March

Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW) has launched its five-minute online film The Unseen March. It exposes the new tide of militarisation that has developed in Britain over the last six years. Made by award-winning Speak-it films (Black Gold, When China Met Africa), The … 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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Government accused of military propaganda in the classroom

Quakers in Britain in conjunction with the human rights group ForcesWatch have produced an impressive  graphic animation and written report explaining why the British Armed Forces Learning Resource (published in September 2014 by  the Prime Minister’s Office) is a poor quality … Continue reading

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Efforts for peace encouraged

News Release 17 February 2015 Efforts for peace encouraged Fighting is continuing in eastern Ukraine while a fragile ceasefire is in place. Quakers in Britain have welcomed the work of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande in … 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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Quakers object to millions in funding for developing military ethos in classrooms

News Release 10 December 2014 Quakers object to millions in funding for developing military ethos in classrooms Quakers in Britain have responded to the Department for Education announcement of £4.8 million “Character Innovation Fund” for schools by sending an Open … Continue reading

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Quakers support peace seekers in Palestine and Israel

Latest news release from Quakers in Britain, http://www.quaker.org.uk/news/quakers-support-peace-seekers-palestine-and-israel News Release 01 December 2014 Quakers support peace seekers in Palestine and Israel Quakers in Britain are responding to the recently escalating cycles of violence and retribution in Palestine and Israel, with a … Continue reading

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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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Open letter to Prime Minister from British Quakers opposing use of force

Quakers in Britain have written an open letter to David Cameron regarding military action in Iraq and Syria: “An open letter from Quakers in Britain to the Prime Minister Quakers acknowledge with sadness the recall of Parliament to consider British … Continue reading

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