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31 January 2017
Faith and science communities met this week as Quakers set out to build communication and support between them. Quakers in Britain and the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) held two interfaith luncheons with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
13 January 2017
Quakers in Britain have become the first major religious body to be awarded the Pay Compare Mark.
The mark is awarded to employers who disclose the gap between their highest and lower paid workers on the Pay Compare website.
22 December 2016
At the close of a turbulent year, Paul Parker, Recording Clerk for Quakers in Britain, has spoken publicly following recent attacks in Berlin, Egypt and elsewhere.
10 December 2016
To mark Human Rights Day on 10 December, Quakers in Britain have sent a plea to the Prime Minister to drop the government's commitment to 'scrap' the Human Rights Act. This move signifies their centuries-long history of standing up for human rights and for working for peace and justice.
8 December 2016
World Council of Churches associate general secretary, Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, has been interrogated and refused entry to Israel. She was on her way to attend consultations with church leaders in Jerusalem, on the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI).
25 November 2016
New figures out this week show that 24 per cent of British Army recruits are child soldiers. This is despite public opposition from Quakers and many others who are campaigning to raise the age of enlistment.