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29 June 2020
Church leaders from the United Reformed Church, Church of Scotland, Quakers in Britain, Methodist Church, Church of England and Catholic Church have called on the UK government to help deter annexation of the West Bank, which could begin from 1 July:
25 June 2020
Quakers across Britain are appalled by the violent death of George Floyd in Minnesota and the protesters around the United States being treated violently by the authorities. In a letter of solidarity they say root causes of those events also manifest themselves in the UK.
24 June 2020
Quakers in Britain have sent condolences to Quakers in Burundi following the sudden death of the outgoing president, Pierre Nkurunziza. Their message also pays tribute to their inspirational work of witness in communities.
20 June 2020
Quakers are among more than 250 faith leaders who have written an open letter to the Prime Minister, asking him to commit to offering child refugees a safe route to asylum in the UK.
18 June 2020
Unusually - and appropriately - the reading in our opening worship at Britain Yearly Meeting trustees' meeting recently was not from Quaker faith & practice but from a 2014 blog by Scott Woods:
11 June 2020
Britain Yearly Meeting had a successful year financially in 2019, with exceptionally high legacy income and a strong performance from its conference and hospitality business at Friends House. Without legacies BYM's expenditure would have been more than its income. The public health crisis around COVID-19 now means that 2020 income will be significantly reduced.