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10 December 2016
To mark Human Rights Day on 10 December, Quakers in Britain have sent a plea to the Prime Minister to drop the government's commitment to 'scrap' the Human Rights Act. This move signifies their centuries-long history of standing up for human rights and for working for peace and justice.
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.
25 November 2016
Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre has confirmed that the Swarthmore Lecture in 2017 will be given by Catherine West MP.
30 September 2016
World Quaker Day on Sunday 2 October brings together the global Quaker community – and falls in the ninth British Quaker Week. Quaker meetings around England, Scotland and Wales are opening their doors with a warm welcome, offering music and art, drama and discussion, worship and witness.
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.