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4 November 2015
Benefit cuts to change behaviour are unpopular, ineffective and immoral, say Churches. Quakers in Britain, along with Church Action on Poverty, the Church of Scotland, the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church, the Scottish Episcopal Church, and the United Reformed Church are warning that the Welfare Reform and Work Bill marks a dangerous shift away from a core principle of the welfare state and will make poor people even poorer.
2 November 2015
New resources from Quakers in Britain draw parallels between Quaker work for peace in 1915 and today.
The Testimony, is a fictional newspaper inspired by Quaker activities in World War I, while Remembering for Peace is a new assembly outline to encourage children to think about the impact of war and ways of remembering for peace.
26 October 2015
The white feather diaries goes live on Monday 26 October. Published by Quakers in Britain, daily posts on www.whitefeatherdiaries.org.uk feature five Quakers who bring alive their courage and the cost of following their conscience as the horror of World War I envelops their lives.
Diarists tell the stories of conscientious objectors who said No to war.
19 October 2015
In the run up to Remembrance Day Quakers, along with many others, will be wearing white poppies. Some choose to wear both red and white poppies.
1 October 2015
In national Quaker Week, Quakers in Britain are protesting against the use of military drones. Saying that all life is sacred, Quakers hold that drones devalue human life and undermine international law.