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7 June 2018
Quakers in Britain are disappointed and concerned following a UK appeal court ruling this week affirming the government's right to restrict local councils from divesting from companies whose activities they regard as unethical. This includes firms profiting from the UK defence industry, fossil fuel extraction or the military occupation of Palestine.
4 June 2018
Quakers are welcoming an important step forward in challenging the militarisation of Scottish schools. Led by faith, Quakers fear that when education is militarised, children's rights suffer.
1 June 2018
Shocking violence suffered by Palestinians on the Gaza border in recent months has left 112 Palestinians dead and more than 13,300 injured. The UN Human Rights Council voted recently to establish an independent Commission of Inquiry. However, the UK government abstained. Quakers are appalled.
26 May 2018
This week Quakers across Britain are heading for Hay Literary Festival. The impressive line-up of 600 speakers includes Quakers Jocelyn Bell Burnell and author Sally Nicholls.
14 May 2018
Amid rising tension and aggression in the region, opening the new US embassy in Jerusalem is an act of provocation as Palestinians mourn the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (catastrophe), say Quakers in Britain.
7 May 2018
Quakers in Britain are taking a bold step to rewrite their book of discipline that has guided their work and witness across the centuries.