Category Archives: Activism

Nuclear Deal: Make the government hear your voice – join us next week

  JOIN US AT PARLIAMENT TO DEMAND A JUST ENERGY FUTURE FOR SOUTH AFRICA by SAFCEI on November 15, 2017 in Nuclear, SAFCEI announcement The Campaign for a Just Energy Future and the Stop the Secret Nuclear Deal alliance (of … Continue reading

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In turbulent times … be a Quaker

View the infographic on Quaker work for social and economic justice, sustainability, peace and the equality of all peoples on the Quakers in Britain website.

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Moves at the UN to develop an international convention against the death penalty, and Quaker Involvement

There are moves within the UN, and especially the UN Human Rights Council, to develop an international convention against the death penalty. Historically, Quakers have been strongly opposed to the death penalty, and have been involved in advocacy and campaigns … Continue reading

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Nobel peace prize 2017: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons wins award – as it happened

Norwegian Nobel Committee says award made in recognition of work to draw attention to catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons Read the stream and watch the video clip at The Guardian website.

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These 13 countries voted against UN ban of death penalty for being gay

The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to condemn countries who use the death penalty on gay people. Although the resolution passed with 27 countries voting for the measure – 13 countries including the United States voted against. In … Continue reading

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Implementing the New Commitments to Peace – Statement by 131 peacebuilding organizations

September 21 marks the International Day of Peace, which was established in 1981 by a unanimous resolution in the UN’s General Assembly. To mark the day, QUNO and 131 peacebuilding organizations from throughout the world issued a statement to United Nations Member States … Continue reading

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Global ban on nuclear weapons in sight | Quakers in Britain

A historic Treaty, which could rid the world of nuclear weapons, is being signed today at the United Nations. Quakers in Britain are urging the UK Government to sign. Heading for a global ban on nuclear weapons Read the article … Continue reading

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Saying ‘no’ to the arms fair | Quakers in Britain

Britain surely cannot promote peace and democracy, and London cannot be a city of peace, if it is where repression and torture begin and if it is where the seeds of war are sown. – Sam Walton, Quakers in Britain … Continue reading

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Virtuous Trolls Turn A Racist Forum Into A Home For Racing Fans

The internet is filled with pockets of loveliness and brief totems to the wondrous bounty of the human spirit, plus a few good dogs — largely corgis. There are also dark corners of nastiness such as the thread on Reddit called “r/race_realism,” … Continue reading

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More than 100 people arrested over London arms fair protests

Activists try to prevent weapons firms from setting up stands at ExCel centre, saying arms may be used to commit war crimes

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