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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.
2 February 2021
Quakers in Britain have joined 16 other representatives of faith bodies to call on the UK government to immediately ban the use of public money to fund fossil fuel projects overseas.
21 January 2021
From Friday 22 January nuclear weapons are banned under international law. Quakers are joining an array of statements, witness and worship, to welcome this historic milestone.
12 November 2020
Quakers in Britain have joined more than 70 other organisations in the COP26 Coalition to launch “a year of climate mobilisation from the ground up".
4 November 2020
As the original date of the COP26 climate talks approaches, Quakers in Britain have joined more than 60 UK faith representatives in calling on the Prime Minister to commit to ambitious emissions reductions in line with the need to keep global heating below 1.5 degrees.
24 September 2020
Quakers in Britain have set out their priorities in a submission to the government's Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) in six areas: climate change, criminal justice, defence, education, immigration and charities.