Category Archives: History

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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Canadian Author with Quaker roots examines Quaker history

Heather Kirk has a way of bringing history to life and anchoring it to present day. If possible, she also brings it home to the neighbourhood. In this case, just down the road from Barrie in the Yonge street area … Continue reading

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SAQN — September 2017 edition available

The latest edition of the SA Quaker News is now available on our Publications page. Contents include: Report on MYRM Quakers Thinking, including a piece on surviving the devastation of having one’s home destroyed by fire Quakers (and others) in … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Unlikely Bunch of Anti-Apartheid Activists

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

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Philly-based Quaker group marks 100 years of refugee relief and peace work

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.

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Quaker history in East Africa — from FWCC Africa

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Honoring Those Known Only to God

American Quakers honouring unnamed African American Quakers buried in Quaker graveyards. Part of larger dialogue on racism within Yearly Meetings in America. From Friends Journal: In 2015, the Quaker project Honoring Those Known Only To God (the Honoring Project) convened itself for … Continue reading

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Churches say don’t drop the Dubs amendment

Quakers in Britain join together with other Churches to request the UK Government to implement their commitment to child refugees. Alf Dubs, a member of the UK House of Lords, was on the Kindertransport, which saved Jewish children from the Nazis. He … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Day, Saturday 6th August 2016

  On this day in 1945, at 8:16 a.m. Japanese time, an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, drops the world’s first atom bomb, over the city of Hiroshima. Approximately 80,000 people are killed as a direct result of the … Continue reading

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52-year anniversary of the March on Washington for Civil Rights

Quakers supported Dr King to learn about Gandhi’s approach to non-violence, and published his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”.

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