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6 February 2019
A group of Quakers has been tasked to revise the book of discipline that has guided Quaker witness, community and worship across the centuries. In a bid to include voices, experiences and identities that reflect the full breadth and depth of Quakers in Britain today, the revision committee draws on Quakers across a range of occupations, abilities, ages and gender. Two of the committee are under 18.
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.
25 January 2019
On international Holocaust Memorial Day Quakers across Britain will join commemorative events to remember each life lost and to honour all those who survived.
6 January 2019
As MPs return to parliament tomorrow (Monday) faith representatives, including Quakers in Britain, urge the government to rethink their approach to immigration, to move away from a hostile environment towards a culture of sanctuary.
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.
8 December 2018
As nations gather in Poland to agree how to achieve global climate change goals, Quakers are calling on the UK Government to set to a 'net-zero' emissions target for 2050, and commit to bold policy to meet it.