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21 October 2021
Quakers in Britain are calling for just solutions to the climate crisis and encouraging Friends to join the global day of action on Saturday 6 November, in a statement published in advance of the UN COP26 climate negotiations.
21 September 2021
Amid pandemic and climate crisis, more than 200 peacebuilding organisations have issued a joint statement calling on governments to work for peace. Quakers in Britain have signed alongside Quaker United Nations Office and American Friends Service Committee. The statement asserts that peace is not an add-on: peace is the way.
9 September 2021
Twenty years ago a horrific set of terrorist attacks took place in the United States, killing and wounding thousands of people.
17 May 2021
This summer, Quakers across Britain are set to explore a three-week festival of their faith. An adventurous Yearly Meeting Gathering will be online, with worship and sessions for all ages.
22 March 2021
Quakers are among many religious leaders inviting the public to join them on Tuesday 23 March in a national day to remember those who have died from any cause during the pandemic and to show support for everyone who has been bereaved.
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.