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2 December 2015
Quakers in Britain opposed the vote in the House of Commons tonight to extend air strikes to ISIS targets in Syria.
The vote was 397 for and 223 votes against taking action in Syria.
30 November 2015
This week Parliament prepares to vote on military action in Syria. Quakers in Britain oppose this, consistent with our belief that killing is wrong.
17 November 2015
Housing is a global issue and some of the solutions are on a scale where only governments can act. New legislation could be an opportunity to work on some of the complex problems at the heart of housing inequality.
4 November 2015
Benefit cuts to change behaviour are unpopular, ineffective and immoral, say Churches. Quakers in Britain, along with Church Action on Poverty, the Church of Scotland, the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church, the Scottish Episcopal Church, and the United Reformed Church are warning that the Welfare Reform and Work Bill marks a dangerous shift away from a core principle of the welfare state and will make poor people even poorer.
19 October 2015
In the run up to Remembrance Day Quakers, along with many others, will be wearing white poppies. Some choose to wear both red and white poppies.
11 September 2015
Quakers in Britain was one of 20 organisations who signed a letter in The Daily Telegraph today outlining our concerns on welfare reform. Parliament is currently considering the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, which proposes a raft of further cuts to our social security system.