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14 December 2017
Taking action to ban nuclear weapons forever
by Sahdya Darr
As the nuclear weapons ban wins international peace plaudits, Sahdya Darr reviews the UK government's position – and outlines how we can push for the change we need.
12 December 2017
How we can help prevent tragedies like Grenfell
by Gurpreet Bola
Gurpreet Bola writes about economic forces at work that made the catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower possible, and shares the Quaker responses so far.
10 December 2017
‘Humbled and exhilarated’: Quakers and the 1947 Nobel Peace Prize
by Lisa McQuillan
December 2017 marks 70 years since Friends in Britain and in the USA were awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. Lisa McQuillan looks back at the story behind the award – one that continues to inspire visitors to the Library in Friends House today.
5 December 2017
Why rejecting a person seeking sanctuary is a rejection of Christian values
by Tim Gee
Tim Gee explores the faith basis behind the new Sanctuary Everywhere Manifesto, which seeks to support Quakers and others to make refugees welcome.
23 November 2017
Eight ways that Quakers can shape Britain’s economy for the better
by Kat Wall
Kat Wall harvests insights that emerged from a weekend-long training for Quakers who wish to build a new economy.
5 November 2017
The Living Wage is a victory we can build on
by Gurpreet Bola
Quakers have championed the Living Wage within the structures of the faith. Gurpreet Bola surveys the horizon for new ways to tackle economic inequality.
1 November 2017
Witnessing for peace at a time of Remembrance
by Marigold Bentley
As Remembrance Day approaches, Marigold Bentley reflects on ways to emphasise the cost of war and reaffirm a commitment to working for peace.
26 October 2017
Eight things we learned at Quaker Activist Gathering 2017
by Suki Ferguson
Suki Ferguson distils some of the inspirational lessons that emerged from the annual day of skill-development, discussion and new connections organised by Quaker Peace & Social Witness.
23 October 2017
Elections in Kenya: Nonviolent activists stand up for peace
by Tobias Wellner
Turning the Tide activists in Kenya are helping communities to become peacemakers as political violence escalates, writes Tobias Wellner.
20 October 2017
Taking action on militarism
by Ellis Brooks
Ellis Brooks outlines recent developments in the rise of militarism in British society and introduces a new resource for anyone looking to resist it.