Author Archives: Admin

The Tickle of God

How do Quakers take decisions collectively? We don’t vote or aim for consensus. We believe we are led by (and here individual Quakers will insert their own word for…) God/the Spirit/the Guiding Light/Presence/Christ to discern the way forward…or to wait … Continue reading

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Nuclear Deal: Make the government hear your voice – join us next week

  JOIN US AT PARLIAMENT TO DEMAND A JUST ENERGY FUTURE FOR SOUTH AFRICA by SAFCEI on November 15, 2017 in Nuclear, SAFCEI announcement The Campaign for a Just Energy Future and the Stop the Secret Nuclear Deal alliance (of … Continue reading

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2018 Calendar: Quaker peace-building in art — now available

The 2018 Quaker peace-building in art calendar (30 cm × 30 cm) celebrates many kinds of peace-building and a variety of art works by Quakers from around the world. Short inspirational texts accompany the pictures, and a brief commentary introduces both the … Continue reading

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Press Statement from Friends Church in Kenya

Holding Kenya in the Light. Click the link below to read it. PRESS STATEMENT FRIENDS CHURCH IN KENYA

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In turbulent times … be a Quaker

View the infographic on Quaker work for social and economic justice, sustainability, peace and the equality of all peoples on the Quakers in Britain website.

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On Quaker outreach

Words by Friends: Emily Provance | Friends General Conference On her blog Turning, Turning, Emily Provance of Fifteenth Street Meeting (and Interim Young Adult Field Secretary for New York Yearly Meeting until early November) explores an outreach model for Quaker meetings that is geared towards the experience … Continue reading

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Moves at the UN to develop an international convention against the death penalty, and Quaker Involvement

There are moves within the UN, and especially the UN Human Rights Council, to develop an international convention against the death penalty. Historically, Quakers have been strongly opposed to the death penalty, and have been involved in advocacy and campaigns … Continue reading

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Nobel peace prize 2017: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons wins award – as it happened

Norwegian Nobel Committee says award made in recognition of work to draw attention to catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons Read the stream and watch the video clip at The Guardian website.

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These 13 countries voted against UN ban of death penalty for being gay

The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to condemn countries who use the death penalty on gay people. Although the resolution passed with 27 countries voting for the measure – 13 countries including the United States voted against. In … Continue reading

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World Quaker Day at CWMM

‘We invited a Muslim group to Meeting for Worship yesterday and ten members came from the Ahmadiyya Jama’at group in East Rondebosch. They are an unusual Muslim group and have experienced persecution by other Muslims in Pakistan where they originated … Continue reading

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