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19 August 2016
Beekeepers and market gardeners, university lecturers, teachers and men who left school aged twelve, doctors, printers and politicians, were conscientious objectors (COs) in World War I (WWI). Their courage – and the global plight of COs today – has inspired an art exhibition in London, set in a chamber resembling a WWI field tent made of bandages.
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.
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.