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26 February 2016
Quakers from all round Britain were among thousands protesting at the weekend against the renewal of Trident. They urged MPs to seek the moral courage to get rid of Trident.
Quakers have long opposed nuclear weapons and its representative body in 1955 said: “To rely on the possession of nuclear weapons as a deterrent is faithless: to use them is a sin".
24 June 2016
The outcome of the EU referendum and the campaigning that led up to it have shown up and sometimes exacerbated divisions within and between our communities.
23 June 2016
On a day when Britain awakes, divided and disappointed by the EU Referendum and bruised by acrimonious campaigning, Quakers in Britain will host a ground-breaking national conference for teachers to learn how to equip pupils to handle conflict in a constructive way and to develop critical thinking skills.
Educationalists from more than 80 schools across Britain will attend “Learning Through Peace" at Friends House in London. Quakers will work with others – Spiritual England, Peacemakers, The University of Winchester – to build the long-term merits of peace education.
1 June 2016
Young Quakers have buried a time capsule in a timeline of Quaker history in the re-landscaped garden at Friends House in London, topped by the words “peace, equality, simplicity and truth".
The capsule contains symbols of a vibrant faith and of their vision for the world in 2116, including spiritual guidance they helped to write, a lump of coal and a solar charger, a letter from Quaker Ruth Cadbury, MP and campaigning t-shirts and badges.
18 May 2016
Five Quaker organisations from Europe and the United States have asked governments to say 'no' to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the controversial 'mega' trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States.