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4 September 2017
As truckloads of equipment arrive in London at the world's largest arms fair, Quakers are peacefully protesting with faith groups to say 'no' to the arms trade and 'no' to profiteering from war.
UPDATE: Eight Quakers were arrested on Tuesday during the 'No faith in war day'.
24 May 2017
Quakers in Britain join the international community in condemning the attack on Manchester Arena.
24 March 2017
Negotiations at the United Nations which could lead to a global ban on nuclear weapons conclude today (Saturday 1 April). While the UK Government is staying away and the British media is – so far – taking little interest, Quaker Tim Wallis reports here his daily highlights.
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.
8 December 2016
World Council of Churches associate general secretary, Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, has been interrogated and refused entry to Israel. She was on her way to attend consultations with church leaders in Jerusalem, on the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI).
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.