Category Archives: Position Statements

Issues that have arisen in the world on which the organisation wishes to state its position.

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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Quakers in Britain: Peace delegation urges restraint in nuclear row

Quakers joined a peace delegation today seeking to defuse the growing international tension sparked by dangerous threats exchanged between the Presidents of the US and North Korea. The US Embassy declined to accept a letter from the delegation of journalists, … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Quakers say “no” to TTIP

On 20 May 2016 Ecclesia published an article that begins as follows: “Five Quaker organisations from Europe and the United States have asked governments to say ‘no’ to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the controversial ‘mega’ trade deal being … Continue reading

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European Quakers call for an end to the cycle of violence

FWCC Europe and Middle East Section Peace and Service Consultation [to go directly to the statement, click here] from George Thurley From the 20th to the 22nd of November, 23 Friends from a number of European countries met in Belgium … Continue reading

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Quakers urgently call for safe paths for refugees

“That which is morally wrong cannot be politically right” — Quaker faith & practice 23.26 The representative body of Quakers in Britain, Meeting for Sufferings, has made the following statement in reaction to the unfolding refugee crisis. “Quakers in Britain … Continue reading

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Statement on Xenophobic Violence in South Africa

28 April 2015 PRESS STATEMENT BY THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN AFRICA YEARLY MEETING (QUAKERS) Statement on Xenophobic Violence in South Africa The Central and Southern Africa Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) is … Continue reading

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