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10 December 2018
Quakers across Britain are supporting peaceful protestors, known as the “Stansted 15", who took nonviolent direct action in defence of human rights and who have now been found guilty of endangering safety at aerodromes.
27 November 2018
Oliver Robertson is the new Head of Witness & Worship for Quakers in Britain.
He will succeed Helen Drewery who leaves the post in the spring after more than thirty years working for Britain Yearly Meeting.
15 November 2018
In the chaotic months before the outbreak of World War II, Jewish people were in desperate need of help to escape German-occupied Europe. Quakers were among those who responded, creating the Kindertransport to bring children to safety and persuading the government to amend visa requirements. Today, some of the survivors are urging the UK government to provide more routes to sanctuary for child refugees.
24 October 2018
Quakers in Britain this week joined a large coalition of charities, faith groups, businesses and unions calling for a change in the law to allow asylum seekers the right to work six months after they have arrived in the UK.
7 September 2018
Quakers join with UK NGOs to tell the government it must show leadership on UNRWA and the rights of Palestinian refugees.
21 August 2018
Take one stand-up comedian and mediator, an actor, activist and biblical scholar, a team of peace activists, and a handful of turbulent priests. Each one exploring the connection between spirituality and activism. Add to that, Quaker worship in stillness that settles, calms and opens hearts. This week, Quakers are offering this mix to thousands enjoying Greenbelt Festival.