Thought for the Day on BBC Radio Bristol, 25th July 2022

Thought for the Day is a 200 word feature which goes out during the breakfast show every weekday. The speakers, drawn from a wide variety of religious groups, provide a spiritual take on topical issues covered in that morning’s show. Quakers have been making regular contributions to this slot for a number of years. Kate […]

Bristol Annual Peace Lecture 2022: Building Peace through Creative Resistance from the Margins

The ninth Bristol Annual Peace Lecture was given by Ros Martin on 5 March 2022. Ros attends Frenchay Meeting. Rather than offering a formal lecture, she presented her ‘blended’ audience with a moving performance of her poetry, accompanied by visual images and a beautiful soundscape from local Cameroonian musician Alphonse Daudet. Ros’s reflective commentary linked […]

Thought for the Day on BBC Radio Bristol, 31st March 2022

Thought for the Day is a 200 word feature which goes out during the breakfast show every weekday. The speakers, drawn from a wide variety of religious groups, provide a spiritual take on topical issues covered in that morning’s show. Quakers have been making regular contributions to this slot for a number of years. Kate […]

Quakers in Britain condemn attack and call for end to fighting

Quakers in Britain strongly condemn the attack on Ukraine. It is a grave development for humanity, and a violation of international law, including the Charter of the United Nations. “Our belief in the preciousness of all human life leads us to oppose all war”, said Paul Parker, Recording Clerk of Quakers in Britain.  Quakers have always […]

Thought for the Day on BBC Radio Bristol, 22nd February 2022

Thought for the Day is a 200 word feature which goes out during the breakfast show every weekday. The speakers, drawn from a wide variety of religious groups, provide a spiritual take on topical issues covered in that morning’s show. Quakers have been making regular contributions to this slot for a number of years. Kate […]

Bristol and North Somerset Climate Pilgrimage

Over 60 Quakers of all ages came together in a pilgrimage to Castle Park in Bristol on Sunday 26th September to witness for Climate Justice. Travelling on foot, bicycle, bus or the most planet friendly means of travel they could manage, Friends from every meeting across the Bristol Area Meeting came together. They welcomed the North […]

Bristol Annual Peace Lecture 2021: Can War be Abolished?

The Bristol Quaker Peace Lecture 2021: Can war be abolished? Britain’s role in working for world peace, took place online in spring this year with Fabian Hamilton, Labour MP and Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament and Paul Ingram, Quaker and ex director of the British American Security Information council (BASIC) discussing four topics: Nuclear […]

Can War be Abolished? The Bristol Quaker Peace Lecture 2021

The Bristol Quaker Peace Lecture 2021: Can war be abolished? Britain’s role in working for world peace,  took place online in spring this year with Fabian Hamilton, Labour MP and Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament and Paul Ingram, Quaker and ex director of the British American Security Information council (BASIC) discussing four topics: • […]

Bristol Annual Peace Lecture 2019: Science for a Secure & Sustainable Future

The lecture was given by Dr Stuart Parkinson, Executive Director of Scientists for Global Responsibility It took place in March 2019 as one in a series of annual Peace Lectures organised by Bristol Quakers.  Lecture topics have covered a variety of aspects of Peace with this being the first to provide a science focus. Science and […]