- 7 ways to welcome children and families to your Quaker meeting — from Quakers in Britain 13 February 2020
- SAQN September 2019 is available 15 October 2019
- SAYM 2019 Minutes are available 15 August 2019
- Epistle from YM 2019 27 April 2019
- Richard Gush Lecture 2019 23 April 2019
Category Archives: Activism
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
Activists try to prevent weapons firms from setting up stands at ExCel centre, saying arms may be used to commit war crimes
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
Statement from American Friends Service Committee on racist hate and violence in Virginia. Click here to read it.
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
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
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.
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
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.