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23 January 2016
In the midst of World War I, as conscription came into force, Quakers worked with parliament to ensure men had the right to refuse to kill.
In 1916, with the Military Service Act, Britain became the first country to give legal recognition to individual conscience, now enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
12 January 2016
British Quakers are heading this week to Peru for a global gathering of Quakers.
30 December 2015
Quaker work is often hidden from the public gaze. Our activity quietly makes a difference to areas of conflict, or sows seeds of change in local communities. As the year draws to a close we lift the curtain for a peep at a few initiatives started during 2015.
22 December 2015
In this season of goodwill, it is worth remembering Quakers in the seventeenth century did not mark out Christmas as more holy than any other day. They believed each day, and all of life, was sacred and Christmas Day was no different.
10 December 2015
International human rights monitors whose presence protects vulnerable schoolchildren – in Hebron, occupied Palestine – face verbal and physical attack by Israeli settlers.