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4 March 2021
Covid-19 has led to many changes. This summer, around two thousand Quakers expected to spend a week together for worship and business. Now the pandemic has led to Yearly Meeting Gathering 2021 happening online.
3 March 2021
The budget 2021 contains some welcome announcements, but will not deliver a green and just recovery from Covid-19.
26 February 2021
In the wake of a widely shared report on bullying (offsite link) within the charity sector, Quakers in Britain have been prompted to reflect on the culture of our workplace.
18 February 2021
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW) have nominated two organisations – Mwatana for Human Rights and Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) – for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. In 1947, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Friends Service Council (the precursor to QPSW) and AFSC on behalf of Quakers worldwide for their work during and after the two world wars to feed starving children and help Europe rebuild itself. The organisations use their nomination to highlight the work of others continuing the vital work of peacebuilding.
11 February 2021
Experienced Safeguarding consultants have thoroughly reviewed historic safeguarding folders held by Quakers in Britain and have concluded there are no high-risk cases needing further investigation.
5 February 2021
UPDATE: The county council is to suspend their decision and re-assess the permission it granted for the mine, in the light of concerns over climate change.
As the UK prepares to host a crucial UN climate summit, the government is facing questions over its support for a new coal mine near Whitehaven in Cumbria. Quakers in Britain are among those urging ministers to think again.