- Global ban on nuclear weapons in sight | Quakers in Britain 21 September 2017
- Saying ‘no’ to the arms fair | Quakers in Britain 18 September 2017
- Virtuous Trolls Turn A Racist Forum Into A Home For Racing Fans 14 September 2017
- New Worldwide Quaker Census Released 14 September 2017
- More than 100 people arrested over London arms fair protests 12 September 2017
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A historic Treaty, which could rid the world of nuclear weapons, is being signed today at the United Nations. Quakers in Britain are urging the UK Government to sign. Heading for a global ban on nuclear weapons Read the article … Continue reading
Britain surely cannot promote peace and democracy, and London cannot be a city of peace, if it is where repression and torture begin and if it is where the seeds of war are sown. – Sam Walton, Quakers in Britain … Continue reading
The internet is filled with pockets of loveliness and brief totems to the wondrous bounty of the human spirit, plus a few good dogs — largely corgis. There are also dark corners of nastiness such as the thread on Reddit called “r/race_realism,” … Continue reading
Activists try to prevent weapons firms from setting up stands at ExCel centre, saying arms may be used to commit war crimes
The Black Sash: Women for Justice and Peace by Burton, Mary Ingouville (2015), Jacana, Johannesburg Book review by Janneke Weidema, Pretoria Monthly Meeting The Black Sash were an unlikely bunch of South African anti-apartheid activists. They were mostly English speaking … Continue reading
Statement from American Friends Service Committee on racist hate and violence in Virginia. Click here to read it.
Catherine West MP gave the 110th Swarthmore Lecture on 31 July in which she encouraged Quakers to champion the cause of equality in their own communities. She gave the lecture in memory of friend and colleague, Jo Cox MP, murdered whilst … Continue reading
Paul Parker is Recording Clerk of Quakers in Britain, the closest the 13,000-strong Quaker community gets to a chief executive. Based at Friends House in Euston, he is responsible for Quakers’ work on peace, social justice and sustainability, and for … Continue reading
Refugees and responses to refugees are headline news at present. The 100 years of work by the AFSC is thus of significant interest. Report on the founding and work of the AFSC, in America.