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Quaker communities

This section includes a range of support offered by Quaker Life for Quaker meetings and communities. Please see below for the areas of support offered to Friends. You can either go to the subject areas or directly to the pages in these areas. The news feed on this page features articles aimed specifically at Quaker meetings and communities.

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  • Quaker recognised for their service

    26 February 2024

    Jane Muers from Rugby, part of Leicester Area Meeting, has been publicly recognised for her services to the community in Warwickshire. Jane's service has taken many forms, including serving as a volunteer Quaker Prison Chaplain for more than 20 years. Her many other activities include supporting mental health chaplaincy in the area and setting up a charity supporting people with dementia and their carers.

  • Progress on reparations

    22 February 2024

    Following the commitment from Yearly Meeting in 2022, BYM Trustees agreed to establish a Reparations Working Group (RWG). The group's remit is to explore how reparations might be made for the harm done by British Quakers through the transatlantic chattel slave trade, colonialism, and economic exploitation.

  • School interfaith day

    19 February 2024

    “Why are Quakers called Quakers?" asks a 14 year old from Woldgate School, Pocklington at their school's interfaith day. Jo, the Yorkshire Youth Worker takes the class back to the 17thcentury and explains.

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