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Keeping up with Friends

Keeping up with Friends

Separating children from parents Many of us have seen chilling images from the US of child refugees who are terrified and extremely distressed after being forcefully separated from their parents. A new blog post by CFSC says this highlights the importance of Article 9 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Every child…

Keeping up with Friends

Keeping up with Friends

CFSC welcomes Verena Tan We’re pleased to welcome Verena Tan as the new program coordinator for CFSC’s criminal justice work! Verena has a lot of experience in working with people who have been harmed by the current system. During the course of her law degree in Australia, Verena worked in grassroots defence of Indigenous people.…

Keeping up with Friends

Keeping up with Friends

Synthetic Biology Since the last issue of Quaker Concern we’ve been busy: releasing a new position paper on synthetic biology to grapple with the tough questions, working with partners to host a successful international conference, bringing together synthetic biology critics, enthusiasts, and many just trying to understand the far-reaching implications, and releasing news updates full…

Keeping up with Friends

Keeping up with Friends

No Way to Treat a Child One of Canada’s closest allies is systematically mistreating children, and Canada is turning a blind eye. The United Nations reports that for a Palestinian child thought to have thrown a stone,   “[T]he common experience… is being aggressively awakened in the middle of the night by many armed soldiers…

Keeping up with Friends

Keeping up with Friends

Thank you readers Thank you to everyone who has answered our reader survey so far at http://quakerservice.ca/QCSurvey. As a result of your feedback, we’re pleased to launch a new website for Quaker Concern: https://quakerconcern.ca! We hope the site will make it easier to read Quaker Concern online, particularly for those using mobile devices, and to…

Keeping up with Friends

Keeping up with Friends

Looking good in 2017! It’s a new year and we’re pleased to start it off with a fresh look. We hope our new design will not only look better but make Quaker Concern easier to read in print and online. Please take a few minutes to fill out a brief survey and let us know…