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Quakers: Sanctuary Everywhere Manifesto – challenging the ‘hostile environment’

Drawing of a woman, man, child and baby.Challenging immigration policies 5.12.2017

Britain’s Quakers are pledging to challenge immigration policies. The position takes a stand against the scandal of indefinite immigration detention, pledges support for ‘new, peaceful, safer routes of migration’, and opposes the possibility of unjust deportations and forced removals.

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QARN next meetings

qarn logo smMeetings usually run from 11am – 4pm: Next meetings for 2019 are on Saturday  19 January  At Friends House, Euston Road in London; 6 April – Friends Meeting House, 50 Railway Street, Hertford SG14 1BA; our AGM will be on 6 July – Balby (Doncaster) Quaker Meeting House, Oxford Place, Doncaster DN1 3RH ; and 12 October in Bristol.

Places of Worship – ideas of what you can do

If your place of workshop would like to be recognised with an award from City of Sanctuary, please have a look at the points below to see if this is something you could pursue. All places of worship are different so this is not meant to be prescriptive, rather it is a tool for self-assessment. The common denominator is that the worshipping community commits to being a place of sanctuary and affirming the value of each individual human being. Continue reading “Places of Worship – ideas of what you can do”

Stanstead 15

2019/1 QARN Minute: We agree to support the work of the campaign End Deportations- Stop Charter Flights, and ask Sheila to write to them expressing our support, and to put a link on our website.  On our own website we will also highlight the moral injustice of using terrorism legislation against peaceful protest.  QARN has taken on Removals/Deportations as a specific concern.

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Solidarity with Stansted Defendants 5th Nov demo

Last year, 15 people grounded a deportation charter flight for ten hours to prevent it taking off. The individuals responsible for this non-violent direct action have been charged with terrrorism-related offences that could result in life imprisonment.
Join us outside Chelmsford Court to stand in solidarity with the Stansted 15 defendants. Their trial began a month ago and is still ongoing. We will be offering our support to them, and our opposition to Home Office deportations.

We intend the demonstration as a dignified vigil. To support this we ask for no chanting or amplified music to best support the defendants and the cause. Banners and placards are very welcome. 
 
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8:30, MONDAY 5th NOVEMEBER. Please arrive promptly. Continue reading “Solidarity with Stansted Defendants 5th Nov demo”