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26 February 2016
Quakers from all round Britain were among thousands protesting at the weekend against the renewal of Trident. They urged MPs to seek the moral courage to get rid of Trident.
Quakers have long opposed nuclear weapons and its representative body in 1955 said: “To rely on the possession of nuclear weapons as a deterrent is faithless: to use them is a sin".
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.