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23 June 2016
On a day when Britain awakes, divided and disappointed by the EU Referendum and bruised by acrimonious campaigning, Quakers in Britain will host a ground-breaking national conference for teachers to learn how to equip pupils to handle conflict in a constructive way and to develop critical thinking skills.
Educationalists from more than 80 schools across Britain will attend “Learning Through Peace" at Friends House in London. Quakers will work with others – Spiritual England, Peacemakers, The University of Winchester – to build the long-term merits of peace education.
1 June 2016
Young Quakers have buried a time capsule in a timeline of Quaker history in the re-landscaped garden at Friends House in London, topped by the words “peace, equality, simplicity and truth".
The capsule contains symbols of a vibrant faith and of their vision for the world in 2116, including spiritual guidance they helped to write, a lump of coal and a solar charger, a letter from Quaker Ruth Cadbury, MP and campaigning t-shirts and badges.
18 May 2016
Five Quaker organisations from Europe and the United States have asked governments to say 'no' to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the controversial 'mega' trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States.
13 May 2016
When Norman Gaudie refused to participate in World War I he acted from the deepest conviction that all life is sacred.
27 April 2016
Quakers' newly re-landscaped garden at Friends House is a welcoming space for reflection. With planting and design inspired by a poem by Waldo Williams, it speaks of Quakerism, of peace, equality, simplicity and truth.
Work is in the final stages. Lifts and pathways are being completed shortly. The redesigned garden gives easier access for all to Friends House, with gradients suitable for wheelchair and pushchair users.
21 April 2016
Quakers in Britain in association with Luath Press have published “The Truth about Trident: Disarming the Nuclear Argument". With more than 15,000 nuclear warheads stockpiled worldwide, Timmon Wallis explores the arguments for retaining Trident with a critical eye to get to the real truth.
Timmon Wallis works for Quaker Peace and Social Witness and Christian CND.