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15 November 2020
More than a thousand Quakers successfully held their first Yearly Meeting online today, prevented from meeting face-to-face by the COVID-19 pandemic. Not since 1668 has anything – not even world wars – prevented Yearly Meeting, a time for Quakers to gather in stillness to listen to the promptings of love and truth.
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".
10 November 2020
Quakers in Britain welcome the ban on parents smacking their children which has become law in Scotland. This is the first nation in the UK to outlaw physical punishment of under-16s. Quakers value all moves to decrease violence in society.
4 November 2020
As the original date of the COP26 climate talks approaches, Quakers in Britain have joined more than 60 UK faith representatives in calling on the Prime Minister to commit to ambitious emissions reductions in line with the need to keep global heating below 1.5 degrees.
4 November 2020
The controversial Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill has passed through the House of Commons. A judge-led review into the handling of allegations against troops will run in parallel to the bill.
29 October 2020
Over the autumn, Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) which brings together the Quaker Church, charity and organisation, has been working to meet the financial challenges of the pandemic. BYM's income will be down £3.5m and the cost of maintaining support for Quaker faith and witness will have reduced reserves by £2m.