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Quakers in Britain are shocked and deeply saddened by the major escalation of violence in Israel and Palestine
11 October 2023
As of 11 October 2023, more than 1,200 people have been killed in Israel and more than 900 in Gaza. Over 2,700 people have been injured in Israel, and 4,250 in Gaza. More than 260,000 Gazans have been displaced from their homes. Up to 150 people have been taken hostage by Hamas. Behind these rising numbers of deaths and casualties are individual lives ended or changed irrevocably. We mourn those lives already lost and call for an immediate de-escalation.
4 October 2023
The conflict in Ukraine, coronavirus pandemic and climate change are all putting intolerable pressure on peace work in East Africa, peacebuilders say.
28 September 2023
This year's Quaker Week began (suitably) with silence as hundreds of Quakers across England and Scotland held climate vigils.
25 September 2023
Pupils from Glasgow's Oakgrove Primary School performed their own version of “Wangari's Trees of Peace" at Holyrood on Peace Day, Thursday, 21 September.
21 September 2023
The ancient right of juries to rule according to their convictions, established during the trial of two Quaker preachers in 1670, is under threat.
20 September 2023
This Quaker Week, Quaker communities up and down the country are showcasing how their simple spirituality helps them work for radical change.