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30 November 2023
Peer mediation: handling conflict in schools
by Ben Harper
Peer mediation schemes are making a difference to school communities across the country. Ben Harper shares information about training now being offered to those who want to deliver this work in schools.
26 October 2023
How can educators respond to events in Palestine and Israel?
by Ellis Brooks
It feels more important than ever to teach peace, but it can seem like it's never been harder. How can we be brave educators? Ellis Brooks shares his thoughts on some of the issues schools are facing.
11 May 2023
What next for Ofsted?
by Ellis Brooks
Ellis Brooks takes a look at whether the school inspection regime in England helps promote positive peace in schools.
15 March 2023
Children at Yearly Meeting: reflections from a parent
by Jessica Metheringham
Jessica Metheringham talks about how excited her children are for Yearly Meeting, when Quakers in Britain come together to worship, make decisions and spend time as a community.
14 March 2023
From policy to practice: safeguarding the most vulnerable
by Nick Folkard
Following a report into child sexual abuse in religious settings, Quakers in Britain adopted new safeguarding guidance for Quaker meetings. Nick Folkard explains how York Area Meeting changed its approach.
1 March 2023
A youthful Yearly Meeting
by Jude Acton
Jude Acton tells us what's on offer for children and young people at Yearly Meeting 2023.
19 January 2023
A balanced view: the need for critical thinking in our schools
by Isabel Cartwright
Isabel Cartwright explains how we can encourage schools to consider safety, impartiality and freedom of conscience when approached by the military.
7 December 2022
Building hope for a peaceful world
by Maisa Monteiro
Maísa Monteiro and Ellis Brooks reflect on the work that inspired this year's contributions pack.
10 November 2022
Pacifism and conscientious objection in UK children’s literature
by Rosemary Rich
With so many children's books about war, how many share an alternative narrative? Rosemary Rich suggests six books that explore a pacifist perspective.
26 September 2022
How our family was welcomed into meeting
by Ruth Wilde
For Quaker Week, Ruth Wilde shares how her Quaker community has supported her family at different times.