- 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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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
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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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
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
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
Quakers supported Dr King to learn about Gandhi’s approach to non-violence, and published his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”.
The Third Metric, part of the Huffington Post, describes its focus as ‘Redefining Success Beyond Money & Power’. On 14 August 2015 it published an article focusing on the Quaker approach to living. The article starts: “Sunlight pours into the … Continue reading
The American Friends Service Committee marked the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima with several articles on their site. Read them here.