Category Archives: World issues
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
Nobel peace prize 2017: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons wins award – as it happened
Norwegian Nobel Committee says award made in recognition of work to draw attention to catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons Read the stream and watch the video clip at The Guardian website.
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
September 21 marks the International Day of Peace, which was established in 1981 by a unanimous resolution in the UN’s General Assembly. To mark the day, QUNO and 131 peacebuilding organizations from throughout the world issued a statement to United Nations Member States … 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
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