Category Archives: Ethics

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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Human rights of migrants in the context of large movements

On 10th March the Human Rights Council held an Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on the human rights of migrants in the context of large movements. Read the QUNO article on this by clicking the link below Human Rights Council discusses human … Continue reading

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Churches say don’t drop the Dubs amendment

Quakers in Britain join together with other Churches to request the UK Government to implement their commitment to child refugees. Alf Dubs, a member of the UK House of Lords, was on the Kindertransport, which saved Jewish children from the Nazis. He … Continue reading

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C@SAYM Quakers endorse SACC condemnation of xenophobic violence

“I … most certainly want to associate Quakers with [it]. It fits right in with our ethos …” — Helen Holleman, Clerk of C&SAYM Click the SACC logo at the right to download the PDF file of the statement, or read … Continue reading

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Worship in the Facebook age

The Huffington Post carried an excellent article by Philip Gulley, a Quaker Pastor and author in the US. He addresses the dichotomy of challenging but also loving in and age where we have to be our own censors. [Harry Emerson] Fosdick … Continue reading

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Quakers stand alongside victims of racist policies

Further to the item on forced migration carried in Quaker News 97 (and shared on this site last week), Ekklesia has published the following item. Ekklesia is an independent, not-for-profit thinktank which orients its work around the changing role of beliefs, values … Continue reading

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Responding to forced migration

Britain Yearly Meeting’s Quaker News number 97 covers the current migration tragedy being played out on the world stage. Click on the link to download the PDF version of Quaker News 97.

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Launch of Xenowatch – Wednesday 10 August 2016

The African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), iAfrikan, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees cordially invite you to the launch of Xenowatch, a newly-created platform to monitor xenophobic threats and violence across South Africa. Over the past … Continue reading

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