Category Archives: Ethics

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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There is no “both sides” to racist hate and violence

Statement from American Friends Service Committee on racist hate and violence in Virginia. Click here to read it.

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Campaigning for change: In it for the long haul

Paul Parker is Recording Clerk of Quakers in Britain, the closest the 13,000-strong Quaker community gets to a chief executive. Based at Friends House in Euston, he is responsible for Quakers’ work on peace, social justice and sustainability, and for … Continue reading

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UK Judicial review examines right to ethical investments

Today the UK High Court ruled that local councils can use ethical investment criteria in making investment decisions. British Yearly Meeting joined in this legal action. Read the article.

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Quaker Peace Centre seeks to overturn R35bn in Arms Deal

The Quaker Peace Centre was founded in 1987 in response to the repressive policies of the apartheid regime. Although QPC is now independent of the Quakers in Southern Africa, in a sense, it still operates under the Quaker banner. As … Continue reading

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The spiritual context of stewardship

Barbara Hays of Chichester LM delivered the keynote address at the Annual Conference of Treasurers 2016. The transcript of the address below is a useful starting point to help us question how we can use our own resources more imaginatively … Continue reading

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CFSC peace-building initiative: Syria – imagine another way

The Canadian Friends Service Committee (CSFC) hopes to start some creative new thinking with the animated video shared on their website. Watch it on the CSFC website.

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South Africa — Be Heard: SACC Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6 APRIL 2017 SOUTH AFRICA – BE HEARD: SACC JOHANNESBURG: The South African Council of Churches (SACC), following its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of Wednesday 5 April 2017 has revisited its statement of almost a year ago … Continue reading

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CWMM response to SACC letter on Xenophobia

This statement on xenophobia from Cape Western Quakers is issued in response to the letter from the SACC posted on 27 February 2017. Statement on Xenophobia The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) notes with deep and prayerful concern the increasing and rising manifestations … Continue reading

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