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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.
22 March 2017
Following events today in London, Paul Parker, Recording Clerk for Quakers in Britain, made this statement.
10 February 2017
Quakers are calling for a ban on new and intensive forms of fossil fuel extraction, including fracking for shale gas and oil, and underground coal gasification.
Meeting in London this week, Quakers said, “The UK needs to be investing in efficient and renewable energy, and reducing demand, not in additional fossil fuels. Fracked gas is not the low-carbon solution some suggest that it is and is incompatible with tackling the climate crisis. It is destructive of the environment, land and communities."
10 February 2017
In a joint letter to the Home Secretary, the leaders of five churches have expressed their concern at the Government's announcement that it intends to suspend the programme for the safe resettlement of unaccompanied minors seeking refuge in the United Kingdom.
4 February 2017
Quakers in Britain have responded to the global unease about recent political developments around the world with a clear statement asserting that, “Humanity needs leaders of integrity and conscience, ready to be held to account by individuals and institutions, national and international."