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14 March 2019
Quakers in Scotland are welcoming a change in the law to move Scotland to become a more nonviolent nation.
8 March 2019
Quakers are determined to dismantle discrimination wherever they find it. This week led many Quakers across Britain to write to their MPs about the Immigration Bill.
6 February 2019
Peaceful protesters, known as the #Stansted15, have been sentenced for endangering safety at aerodromes. Three of them were given nine month sentences suspended for 18 months and ordered to carry out unpaid work. Eleven defendants were given community orders and must carry out 100 hours' unpaid work. One was given rehabilitation activity. Quakers are supporting the group who say their nonviolent direct action was in defence of human rights.
10 December 2018
Quakers across Britain are supporting peaceful protestors, known as the “Stansted 15", who took nonviolent direct action in defence of human rights and who have now been found guilty of endangering safety at aerodromes.
27 November 2018
Oliver Robertson is the new Head of Witness & Worship for Quakers in Britain.
He will succeed Helen Drewery who leaves the post in the spring after more than thirty years working for Britain Yearly Meeting.
15 November 2018
In the chaotic months before the outbreak of World War II, Jewish people were in desperate need of help to escape German-occupied Europe. Quakers were among those who responded, creating the Kindertransport to bring children to safety and persuading the government to amend visa requirements. Today, some of the survivors are urging the UK government to provide more routes to sanctuary for child refugees.