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17 December 2020
The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) – also known as the Nuclear Ban Treaty − is entering into force as international law on 22 January 2021, having been ratified by Honduras, the 50th state, in October. It comprehensively prohibits participation in any nuclear weapon activities.
7 December 2020
Quakers were totally immersed in the slave trade. Not just as abolitionists. They were ship owners, captains, merchants and investors, in ports such as London and Bristol.
This hard truth faced Quakers' representative body this week as they met online to discuss, among other matters, action on racism. They had before them a minute from the church's trustees which said, “Racism exists among Quakers in Britain and must be tackled at all levels."
4 December 2020
Quakers in Britain have submitted evidence to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, calling on the government to embed anti-racism in policies, practice and discourse across society.
3 December 2020
In the tumultuous final days before World War II, Quakers were among many who rescued almost 10,000 children from German-controlled Europe. Quakers' pivotal role was acknowledged this week when the Kindertransport was commemorated.
20 November 2020
Racism exists among Quakers in Britain and must be tackled at all levels, individually, in their committees and structures and in the church, say their Trustees whose proposals will be discussed next month.
12 November 2020
Quakers in Britain have joined more than 70 other organisations in the COP26 Coalition to launch “a year of climate mobilisation from the ground up".