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8 January 2020 War is not the answer. Amid growing threats to global security, Quakers in Britain have called for a peaceful resolution to tensions between the United States, Iran and other countries..
16 December 2019 Quakers challenge new government on top priorities. A call to focus on criminal justice, climate justice, migrant rights, and international relations..
22 November 2019 Churches' plan for new President falters because of equal marriage. Plans to appoint a further President for Churches Together in England (CTE) have faltered because not all denominations in membership of CTE would accept a nominated President, who is a Quaker in a same-sex marriage..
10 October 2019 Quakers to discuss assisted dying. Quakers have taken a further step towards discussing assisted dying in the UK. Quakers are being encouraged to further explore the issue of assisted dying, and dying and death more generally, recognising that there are differing and deeply-held views.
16 September 2019 Quakers join #GlobalClimateStrike. Quakers will join local #GlobalClimateSrike demonstrations across Britain on Friday 20 September in solidarity with Greta Thunberg and other youth climate protestors.
10 September 2019 Stop selling weapons of war. As one of the world's largest arms fairs opens in London, Quakers in Britain are among faith communities urging the UK government to stop selling weapons of war. In an Open Letter published in The Guardian they call on the government to put ethics at the heart of foreign policy and trading relations.
5 August 2019 Remembering lives lost at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Two atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 killed and maimed many thousands of people. This week the overwhelming devastation is being commemorated with vigils, prayers, peace walks and a determination to work for peace. Quakers around Britain will be among many remembering the lives lost.