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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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Meet Quaker Social Action, Saturday 19th November

All very welcome to our annual public meeting of Quakers in the North London Area.  This year it is an interactive one on the work of  Quaker Social Action, a charity that does some excellent work around community building and … 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 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 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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Quaker thoughts on the 2015 Budget

Impressive blog piece by our Quaker Peace and Social Witness staff particularly looking at tax, pay inequality, banking fines, militirisation, Social Security, energy and climate change.  You can access it here. Please like & share:

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Prayer vigil for Meriam Ibrahim – imprisoned in Sudan for her belief

A prayer vigil for Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman under sentence of death for her Christian faith, will take place between Noon – 1pm on Saturday 14th June at St Andrew’s Church, Market Place Enfield Town EN2 6LL Please come for … Continue reading

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The wisdom of people who disagree with us

More people turned out to vote than in the equivalent elections last time.  Across the internet people are denouncing, arguing, celebrating and commiserating.  The last few days have been a barrage of people wanting to send some message or other, … Continue reading

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Economic inequality in Britain

Recent national Quaker statement on economic inequality and benefit cuts.   It starts “Quakers in Britain commit ourselves to action to redress the growing inequality of wealth and income in our country” and concludes “As we long for a society of … Continue reading

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