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ICAN awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Quakers in Britain have congratulated the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Paul Parker, Recording Clerk for Quakers in Britain welcomed the award with warm good wishes. In a letter to Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN, he wrote, “This award could not come at a more appropriate moment. The Treaty that could rid the world of nuclear weapons offers hope and reason amid escalating threats of mass destruction between nuclear states.

“Quaker regard for the sanctity of all life leads us to say that all killing is wrong. Our representative body, Meeting for Sufferings declared in 1955 that, 'To rely on the possession of nuclear weapons as a deterrent is faithless; to use them is a sin'." (Meeting for Sufferings, 1955, Quaker faith & practice 24.41).

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in Mid-Essex

We meet for worship at four locations:

  • Billericay
  • Brentwood*
  • Chelmsford
  • Maldon

*Meeting House is in Shenfield

Meetings for Worship are held on Sunday mornings, and last for about an hour.

Both Maldon and Billericay meetings also hold a mid-week meeting.

For location and times of meetings, see Local Quaker Meetings on menu bar.

All are welcome to join us for Meeting for Worship at any of these locations. There is no ceremony, and we are not led by a priest or minister. In the stillness we each seek our spiritual truth. Anyone may feel moved to share their insights with the others present.

We look forward to meeting you, answering any questions that you may have, and sharing some refreshments after our Meeting for Worship.

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www.quaker.org.uk the web site of the UK Quaker headquarters
yfgm.quaker.org.uk the web site of Quakers in the 18-30ish age group
www.yqspace.org.uk the web site of under 18 Quakers