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10 December 2018
Quakers across Britain are supporting peaceful protestors, known as the “Stansted 15", who took nonviolent direct action in defence of human rights and who have now been found guilty of endangering safety at aerodromes.
8 December 2018
As nations gather in Poland to agree how to achieve global climate change goals, Quakers are calling on the UK Government to set to a 'net-zero' emissions target for 2050, and commit to bold policy to meet it.
27 November 2018
Oliver Robertson is the new Head of Witness & Worship for Quakers in Britain.
He will succeed Helen Drewery who leaves the post in the spring after more than thirty years working for Britain Yearly Meeting.
19 November 2018
Quakers in Britain has today become the first church in the UK to announce it will not invest any of its centrally-held funds in companies profiting from the occupation of Palestine.
15 November 2018
In the chaotic months before the outbreak of World War II, Jewish people were in desperate need of help to escape German-occupied Europe. Quakers were among those who responded, creating the Kindertransport to bring children to safety and persuading the government to amend visa requirements. Today, some of the survivors are urging the UK government to provide more routes to sanctuary for child refugees.
9 November 2018
Upwards of half a million children were brought together this week to be inspired by peace. On the centenary of the armistice to end World War I, they reflected on the losses of war, determined to build a century of peace.