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21 April 2017
Quakers across Britain are engaging with the general election, called for Thursday 8 June.
The general election is an opportunity to highlight Quaker concerns, particularly on important topics like nuclear weapons, immigration, climate change and human rights.
5 April 2017
Three stimulating Quaker authors, Philip Gross, Sheila Hancock and Tracy Chevalier are lined-up for a lively discussion at the Hay Book Festival, on how their faith influences their creativity.
31 March 2017
Carbon Smart has awarded Friends House, the central offices of Quakers in Britain, with a Gold Certification for reducing its carbon footprint by 29 per cent since 2009. Numerous green initiatives in Friends House led to this achievement, including using 100 per cent renewable energy and a zero waste to landfill policy.
24 March 2017
Negotiations at the United Nations which could lead to a global ban on nuclear weapons conclude today (Saturday 1 April). While the UK Government is staying away and the British media is – so far – taking little interest, Quaker Tim Wallis reports here his daily highlights.
22 March 2017
Following events today in London, Paul Parker, Recording Clerk for Quakers in Britain, made this statement.
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."