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25 November 2016
New figures out this week show that 24 per cent of British Army recruits are child soldiers. This is despite public opposition from Quakers and many others who are campaigning to raise the age of enlistment.
15 November 2016
Friends House, the central offices of Quakers in Britain, appears in a new film shot on location across the capital, showing London's temples, Islamic centres, gurdwaras, synagogues, meeting houses and churches, opening their doors with a warm welcome in this Inter Faith Week.
20 October 2016
Appalled by the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Syria, Quakers have joined other faith bodies in demanding an end to the bombardment of Aleppo.
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.
19 July 2016
Quakers in Britain support the Taxes for Peace Bill given its first reading in the House of Commons today (19 July). Second reading is scheduled for 2 December.
Ruth Cadbury, MP for Brentford and Isleworth and a Quaker, introduced the Income Tax (Non-Military Expenditure) Bill under a Ten Minute Rule motion.