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Should schools teach British values? Ask the Quakers

Guardian article describing how the Quaker Sidcot School interprets the new Government requirement for schools to be teaching  “fundamental British values”.   You can read it here. Please like & share:

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British values? Pupils should be questioning the rule of law

Michael Goodwin  the headteacher of Sibford School, an independent Quaker school in Oxfordshire, argues his case in this Guardian article about the Department for Education expectation that schools “actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, … Continue reading

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Great British Bake off

Our Friend Doreen Brown featured in the episode of the popular BBC programme on 17/9/2013 making Tottenham Cake, first popularised by Quaker baking family, the Chalkleys, and still on sale locally.  You can find more about Tottenham Cake here and can … Continue reading

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Energy policy is a moral issue

No targets for carbon reduction in Energy Bill?  An informative article by one of the National Quaker staff who works on the Sustainability Programme about the lack of commitment in the Eneregy Bill published yesterday. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/chris-walker/energy-policy-is-a-moral-issue_b_2210439.html www.huffingtonpost.co.uk Please like & … Continue reading

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Quaker quoted on women bishops

The Guardian has asked where supporters of women bishops might defect to.  Their conclusion is that they should probably stay and continue the discussion. Quakers are raised with the central office press officer being quoted.  Since Quakers admitted men and women … Continue reading

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Bank of England says Occupy right about financial crisis

Bank of England official: Occupy Movement right about global recession http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct… Andrew Haldane said protestors were correct to focus on inequality as the chief reason for 2008 economic crash Please like & share:

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Pussy Riots: whose freedoms matter most?

Pussy Riot: whose freedoms matter most? Three feminists have been jailed in Russia for performing a song criticising President Putin, in a prominent Orthodox cathedral without permission.  The patriarch with responsibility for the church had previously issued a partisan call … Continue reading

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Majority of lesbian, gay or bisexual pupils bullied for their sexuality

The majority of lesbian, gay or bisexual students have been bullied at school because of their sexuality.  New research published by the charity Stonewall shows the effect of such bullying is often severe.  28 per cent of bullied pupils had … Continue reading

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Communal living article in Guardian

  Our Friend Joseph Jones is quoted in this article about an experiment in communal living. Please like & share:

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Is lying ever acceptable?

In a recent meeting for worship we were asked whether lying was ever acceptable. It led on to a fascinating and stimulating meeting for worship in which Friends shared their experience from family, educational, and work lives about the challenges … Continue reading

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