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27 November 2018
Oliver Robertson is the new Head of Witness & Worship for Quakers in Britain.
He will succeed Helen Drewery who leaves the post in the spring after more than thirty years working for Britain Yearly Meeting.
19 November 2018
Quakers in Britain has today become the first church in the UK to announce it will not invest any of its centrally-held funds in companies profiting from the occupation of Palestine.
15 November 2018
In the chaotic months before the outbreak of World War II, Jewish people were in desperate need of help to escape German-occupied Europe. Quakers were among those who responded, creating the Kindertransport to bring children to safety and persuading the government to amend visa requirements. Today, some of the survivors are urging the UK government to provide more routes to sanctuary for child refugees.
9 November 2018
Upwards of half a million children were brought together this week to be inspired by peace. On the centenary of the armistice to end World War I, they reflected on the losses of war, determined to build a century of peace.
1 November 2018
The centenary of the armistice that ended World War I is a poignant moment. As the world pauses, a national project, INSPIRE, will engage thousands of children in remembrance and in peacebuilding.
24 October 2018
Quakers in Britain this week joined a large coalition of charities, faith groups, businesses and unions calling for a change in the law to allow asylum seekers the right to work six months after they have arrived in the UK.