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10 December 2016
To mark Human Rights Day on 10 December, Quakers in Britain have sent a plea to the Prime Minister to drop the government's commitment to 'scrap' the Human Rights Act. This move signifies their centuries-long history of standing up for human rights and for working for peace and justice.
8 December 2016
World Council of Churches associate general secretary, Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, has been interrogated and refused entry to Israel. She was on her way to attend consultations with church leaders in Jerusalem, on the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI).
25 November 2016
Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre has confirmed that the Swarthmore Lecture in 2017 will be given by Catherine West MP.
25 November 2016
New figures out this week show that 24 per cent of British Army recruits are child soldiers. This is despite public opposition from Quakers and many others who are campaigning to raise the age of enlistment.
16 November 2016
Around 240 eminent faith leaders and representatives from 44 countries have delivered the COP22 Interfaith Climate Statement to United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, at the UN climate change negotiations in Marrakesh. Quakers in Britain, Friends World Committee for Consultation and Quaker United Nations Office are among the signatories.
15 November 2016
Friends House, the central offices of Quakers in Britain, appears in a new film shot on location across the capital, showing London's temples, Islamic centres, gurdwaras, synagogues, meeting houses and churches, opening their doors with a warm welcome in this Inter Faith Week.