Category Archives: Human Rights

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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Book Review: An Unlikely Bunch of Anti-Apartheid Activists

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

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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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How faith can shape politics

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

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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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Philly-based Quaker group marks 100 years of refugee relief and peace work

Refugees and responses to refugees are headline news at present. The 100 years of work by the AFSC is thus of significant interest. Report on the founding and work of the AFSC, in America.

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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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