- Global ban on nuclear weapons in sight | Quakers in Britain 21 September 2017
- Saying ‘no’ to the arms fair | Quakers in Britain 18 September 2017
- Virtuous Trolls Turn A Racist Forum Into A Home For Racing Fans 14 September 2017
- New Worldwide Quaker Census Released 14 September 2017
- More than 100 people arrested over London arms fair protests 12 September 2017
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Category Archives: World issues
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
Activists try to prevent weapons firms from setting up stands at ExCel centre, saying arms may be used to commit war crimes
Statement from American Friends Service Committee on racist hate and violence in Virginia. Click here to read it.
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
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
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.
Today the UK High Court ruled that local councils can use ethical investment criteria in making investment decisions. British Yearly Meeting joined in this legal action. Read the article.
The Quaker Peace Centre was founded in 1987 in response to the repressive policies of the apartheid regime. Although QPC is now independent of the Quakers in Southern Africa, in a sense, it still operates under the Quaker banner. As … Continue reading
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.