Category Archives: World community

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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New Worldwide Quaker Census Released

What’s happening to the number of Quakers in the world? Is there growth, and where is it coming from? Answers arrived today, as the World Office of the Friends World Committee for Consultation released a new survey of worldwide Quaker … Continue reading

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September 2017 edition of Friends Journal

The September edition of Friends Journal is out. It’s cover story is titled “Ah, Go Fly a Kite”. Read this and other articles by clicking the link below: Friends Journal, September 2017

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FWCC Clerk writes about his visit to Friends in Burundi

Read about FWCC Clerk Simon C. Lamb’s visit to Friends in Burundi, the third largest group of Friends in the world. Letter from the Clerk of Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC)

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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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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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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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Nuclear weapons ban treaty adopted

A treaty to rid the world of nuclear weapons was formally adopted today at the United Nations. Quaker observers hailed the historic treaty as a huge step, saying such weapons of mass destruction should be illegal and unacceptable. Read the … Continue reading

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Epistle of QCEA General Assembly

9 April 2017 Andrew Lane To all Friends everywhere We met in Brussels on 7-8 April 2017 as the Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA’s) General Assembly of European Yearly Meeting representatives. Building on forty years of experience and support … Continue reading

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