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9 May 2017
More than a hundred Quakers climbed windswept Pendle Hill on Saturday. For half an hour, they held a meeting for worship to protest against fracking. Only the skylarks and one or two friendly dogs interrupted their stillness.
5 May 2017
More than a quarter of Quaker meetings in Britain have made a commitment to no longer invest in the fossil fuel industry. Quakers in Britain today announced 19 more divestment commitments.
21 April 2017
Quakers in Britain are urging the Scottish Government to ban fracking and unconventional gas and oil extraction. In a response to the government's public consultation, Quakers are calling for bold steps to tackle climate change by supporting renewable, efficient energy instead.
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).
16 November 2016
Around 240 eminent faith leaders and representatives from 44 countries have delivered the COP22 Interfaith Climate Statement to United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, at the UN climate change negotiations in Marrakesh. Quakers in Britain, Friends World Committee for Consultation and Quaker United Nations Office are among the signatories.
9 December 2015
While world leaders are at the Paris climate summit, known as COP21, Quakers are putting huge efforts into raising awareness about their concerns for the planet and reverence for life. A new Quakernomics blog offers a taste of their activities.