Category Archives: Quaker history

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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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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Campaigning for change: In it for the long haul

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

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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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FWCC Arts Calendar 2018 to celebrate Quaker Peacemaking

For the artists among us, FWCC is partnering with Linda Murgatroyd to produce an arts calendar for 2018 celebrating Quaker Peacemaking around the world. We are keen to include artworks reflecting Quaker peacemaking around the world, and of different kinds, in a … Continue reading

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