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5 May 2017
More than a quarter of Quaker meetings in Britain have made a commitment to no longer invest in the fossil fuel industry. Quakers in Britain today announced 19 more divestment commitments.
21 April 2017
Quakers across Britain are engaging with the general election, called for Thursday 8 June.
The general election is an opportunity to highlight Quaker concerns, particularly on important topics like nuclear weapons, immigration, climate change and human rights.
21 April 2017
Quakers in Britain are urging the Scottish Government to ban fracking and unconventional gas and oil extraction. In a response to the government's public consultation, Quakers are calling for bold steps to tackle climate change by supporting renewable, efficient energy instead.
5 April 2017
Three stimulating Quaker authors, Philip Gross, Sheila Hancock and Tracy Chevalier are lined-up for a lively discussion at the Hay Book Festival, on how their faith influences their creativity.
31 March 2017
Carbon Smart has awarded Friends House, the central offices of Quakers in Britain, with a Gold Certification for reducing its carbon footprint by 29 per cent since 2009. Numerous green initiatives in Friends House led to this achievement, including using 100 per cent renewable energy and a zero waste to landfill policy.
24 March 2017
Negotiations at the United Nations which could lead to a global ban on nuclear weapons conclude today (Saturday 1 April). While the UK Government is staying away and the British media is – so far – taking little interest, Quaker Tim Wallis reports here his daily highlights.