Category Archives: Activism

Virtuous Trolls Turn A Racist Forum Into A Home For Racing Fans

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

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More than 100 people arrested over London arms fair protests

Activists try to prevent weapons firms from setting up stands at ExCel centre, saying arms may be used to commit war crimes

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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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There is no “both sides” to racist hate and violence

Statement from American Friends Service Committee on racist hate and violence in Virginia. Click here to read it.

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How faith can shape politics

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

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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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Nuclear weapons ban treaty adopted

A treaty to rid the world of nuclear weapons was formally adopted today at the United Nations. Quaker observers hailed the historic treaty as a huge step, saying such weapons of mass destruction should be illegal and unacceptable. Read the … 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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