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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".
19 July 2016
Quakers in Britain support the Taxes for Peace Bill given its first reading in the House of Commons today (19 July). Second reading is scheduled for 2 December.
Ruth Cadbury, MP for Brentford and Isleworth and a Quaker, introduced the Income Tax (Non-Military Expenditure) Bill under a Ten Minute Rule motion.
11 July 2016
Quakers around Britain are lobbying their Members of Parliament today ahead of a crucial vote on 18 July on whether to replace all four Trident submarines, which carry the UK's nuclear weapons system.
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.