Category Archives: Quaker community

Global ban on nuclear weapons in sight | Quakers in Britain

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

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Saying ‘no’ to the arms fair | Quakers in Britain

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

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New Worldwide Quaker Census Released

What’s happening to the number of Quakers in the world? Is there growth, and where is it coming from? Answers arrived today, as the World Office of the Friends World Committee for Consultation released a new survey of worldwide Quaker … 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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YM 2018 forms available

YM 2018 will be taking place at the Good Shepherd at Hartebeespoort from 2-8 January 2018. The registration & ECTF funding form, the programme and the Meeting/Cluster report template are all available on the SAYM page.

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Membership list template available

An Excel spreadsheet template for membership lists is now provided on the Publications & Resources page. Please click the link ‘Resources‘ at the top of the page, or scroll down to the relevant section.

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FWCC Clerk writes about his visit to Friends in Burundi

Read about FWCC Clerk Simon C. Lamb’s visit to Friends in Burundi, the third largest group of Friends in the world. Letter from the Clerk of Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC)

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Welcoming families in meetings

How do we rejoice in the presence of children in our meetings and nurture their spiritual growth? Alistair Fuller shares in a Quakers in Britain blog how his meeting took small steps to welcome his family. Some thoughts on our … Continue reading

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Quakers in Britain: Peace delegation urges restraint in nuclear row

Quakers joined a peace delegation today seeking to defuse the growing international tension sparked by dangerous threats exchanged between the Presidents of the US and North Korea. The US Embassy declined to accept a letter from the delegation of journalists, … Continue reading

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UK Judicial review examines right to ethical investments

Today the UK High Court ruled that local councils can use ethical investment criteria in making investment decisions. British Yearly Meeting joined in this legal action. Read the article.

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