Category Archives: Human Rights
byANLI SERFONTEIN 22 NOVEMBER 2017 Last stand: Robert Mugabe addressing the nation on television on Sunday, when he initially refused to stand down AS ZIMBABWEANS woke up on Wednesday morning to a post-Mugabe era, the general secretary of the Zimbabwe … Continue reading
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.
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
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
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
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
The Black Sash: Women for Justice and Peace by Burton, Mary Ingouville (2015), Jacana, Johannesburg Book review by Janneke Weidema, Pretoria Monthly Meeting The Black Sash were an unlikely bunch of South African anti-apartheid activists. They were mostly English speaking … Continue reading
Statement from American Friends Service Committee on racist hate and violence in Virginia. Click here to read it.
Catherine West MP gave the 110th Swarthmore Lecture on 31 July in which she encouraged Quakers to champion the cause of equality in their own communities. She gave the lecture in memory of friend and colleague, Jo Cox MP, murdered whilst … Continue reading
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