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10 February 2017
Quakers are calling for a ban on new and intensive forms of fossil fuel extraction, including fracking for shale gas and oil, and underground coal gasification.
Meeting in London this week, Quakers said, “The UK needs to be investing in efficient and renewable energy, and reducing demand, not in additional fossil fuels. Fracked gas is not the low-carbon solution some suggest that it is and is incompatible with tackling the climate crisis. It is destructive of the environment, land and communities."
10 February 2017
In a joint letter to the Home Secretary, the leaders of five churches have expressed their concern at the Government's announcement that it intends to suspend the programme for the safe resettlement of unaccompanied minors seeking refuge in the United Kingdom.
4 February 2017
Quakers in Britain have responded to the global unease about recent political developments around the world with a clear statement asserting that, “Humanity needs leaders of integrity and conscience, ready to be held to account by individuals and institutions, national and international."
31 January 2017
Faith and science communities met this week as Quakers set out to build communication and support between them. Quakers in Britain and the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) held two interfaith luncheons with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
13 January 2017
Quakers in Britain have become the first major religious body to be awarded the Pay Compare Mark.
The mark is awarded to employers who disclose the gap between their highest and lower paid workers on the Pay Compare website.