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26 March 2021
Quaker Action on Alcohol and Drugs (QAAD) has joined Churches and charities to urge the UK government to act decisively and urgently in tackling the harm caused by gambling.
16 March 2021
Alongside other faith bodies and anti-nuclear campaigners, Quakers in Britain have denounced the UK government's intention to hugely increase their stockpile of nuclear weapons.
15 March 2021
Quakers in Britain are among more than 150 charities, unions and faith bodies objecting to a Bill being rushed through parliament which will hand police draconian powers to decide where, when and how citizens are allowed to protest.
3 March 2021
The budget 2021 contains some welcome announcements, but will not deliver a green and just recovery from Covid-19.
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.
5 February 2021
UPDATE: The county council is to suspend their decision and re-assess the permission it granted for the mine, in the light of concerns over climate change.
As the UK prepares to host a crucial UN climate summit, the government is facing questions over its support for a new coal mine near Whitehaven in Cumbria. Quakers in Britain are among those urging ministers to think again.