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Quaker group wins Stonewall award

Stonewall supporters have awarded the Quaker Lesbian & Gay Fellowship (QLGF) the title of community group of the year for their long-standing commitment to equality. At the Stonewall awards ceremony the group was presented with a cheque for £5,000. Paul Campion, a long-standing campaigner who received the award on behalf of QLGF, said “this generous…

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Quakers to end investment in fossil fuels

Quakers in Britain announced yesterday that they will remove their investments from companies engaged in extracting fossil fuels, less than a week after representatives of Quakers in Britain (at their ‘Meeting for Sufferings’) announced that such investment is incompatible with Quakers’ commitment to become a low-carbon community. The decision to disinvest was taken on 8/10/2013…

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Move your money event in London

by Joel Wallenberg A Joint Westminster Quakers and Move Your Money Event, and Why You Should Consider Attending! Many of us in the Society of Friends (and beyond) have felt a deep, gnawing sense of unease regarding recent trends in the world economy, and for many of us this feeling has grown into a profound…

Kenyan Quakers take bold steps for peace

“We are seeing a new generation, a generation that are not sitting quietly any more, a generation who are coming together to resist injustice. We are also seeing a generation that want to make informed decisions.” – Benard L Agona, field co-ordinator of Turning the Tide Programme in Kenya As Kenyans prepare to go to…