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5 August 2016
This week Quakers are marking the anniversary of the devastation wrought on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by World War II nuclear bombs. One hundred years ago Quakers were on a different battlefield, among courageous conscientious objectors rescuing the dying and wounded at the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles in World War I.
14 September 2016
Quakers in Scotland and ForcesWatch presented a petition to The Scottish Parliament on Thursday (15 September) calling for greater scrutiny, guidance and consultation on armed forces visits to schools in Scotland.
10 December 2015
International human rights monitors whose presence protects vulnerable schoolchildren – in Hebron, occupied Palestine – face verbal and physical attack by Israeli settlers.
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.