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5 August 2019
Two atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 killed and maimed many thousands of people. This week the overwhelming devastation is being commemorated with vigils, prayers, peace walks and a determination to work for peace. Quakers around Britain will be among many remembering the lives lost.
20 June 2019
Quakers in Britain welcome the legal decision that UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen are unlawful and applaud the dedicated work of Campaign Against Arms Trade taking this through the courts.
29 May 2019
An exploration of how privilege and power may get in the way of effective work for justice sparked intensely moving and reflective ministry, as 1,200 Quakers gathered for Yearly Meeting (YM) this week.
27 May 2019
A 1,200 strong gathering of Quakers in London has shared their hopes and fears about the plight of the planet and how power and privilege prevent effective work for justice.
16 May 2019
When Quakers built Hertford Meeting House in 1670 they were more likely to be persecuted than praised for their style of building. This week it is one of 17 Quaker meeting houses to be listed or upgraded and preserved for the nation by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on the advice of Historic England.
2 May 2019
Quakers joined a Christian vigil outside Westminster Abbey today (Friday) in protest against the decision to hold a service to mark fifty years of continuous-at-sea patrol by the UK's nuclear submarines. Some joined a die-in organised by Christian CND.