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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.
27 October 2016
Quakers in Scotland are holding a symposium to bring together voices across Scottish society to lobby for radical change in Scottish taxation and land ownership policies.
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.
5 February 2016
Soaring house prices, welfare cuts and loss of social housing have sparked a housing crisis. For Quakers at Yearly Meeting it was a hot topic and now they are questioning peers who are beginning a line by line examination of The Housing and Planning Bill in the House of Lords.
Quakers in Britain say this Bill is a missed opportunity for the government to reduce inequality in the housing system. Instead it will increase inequality between those who are home-owners and those who are not.
17 November 2015
Housing is a global issue and some of the solutions are on a scale where only governments can act. New legislation could be an opportunity to work on some of the complex problems at the heart of housing inequality.