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19 November 2018
Quakers in Britain has today become the first church in the UK to announce it will not invest any of its centrally-held funds in companies profiting from the occupation of Palestine.
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.
24 October 2018
Quakers in Britain this week joined a large coalition of charities, faith groups, businesses and unions calling for a change in the law to allow asylum seekers the right to work six months after they have arrived in the UK.
19 October 2018
In a letter to The Times this week, Quakers joined with civil society leaders to call for an end to the use of anti-advocacy clauses in government contracts.
8 October 2018
Quakers in Britain and Friends World Committee for Consultation are today (8 October) bringing together faith leaders and representatives from the Buddhist, Brahma Kumaris, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim and Quaker communities for an interfaith celebration of sustainable living. They are meeting as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C delivers a sharp message that the world must act now to avoid climate catastrophe.
2 October 2018
The Conservative Party has briefed their MPs to prepare for awkward questions about militarism in classrooms following Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson's proposal to expand school cadet units.