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11 June 2020
Britain Yearly Meeting had a successful year financially in 2019, with exceptionally high legacy income and a strong performance from its conference and hospitality business at Friends House. Without legacies BYM's expenditure would have been more than its income. The public health crisis around COVID-19 now means that 2020 income will be significantly reduced.
10 June 2020
Quakers in Britain announce that their Yearly Meeting for this year will – for the first time − be held online, on Sunday 15 November.
8 June 2020
Quakers in Britain are pleased to be co-launching Build Back Better, a new campaign for a green and just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The campaign says let's not go back to normal.
8 June 2020
During the Coronavirus pandemic meeting houses have been closed and Quakers have been meeting online and from their own home. Now the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced that from Monday 15 June places of worship in England will be permitted to open for individual prayer in line with social distancing guidelines.
1 June 2020
The Coronavirus Act gives police powers to detain anyone they think might be infectious. A group of human rights, racial equality, community, faith and health organisations – including Quakers – say the police powers granted to enforce lockdown are disproportionately impacting people of colour.
28 May 2020
In East Africa, British Quakers are supporting Kenyan peace campaigners to change the core conditions that lead to violent conflict. Kenyans are teaching others different ways of life-changing nonviolence.