Category Archives: World issues

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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UK Judicial review examines right to ethical investments

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.

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Quaker Peace Centre seeks to overturn R35bn in Arms Deal

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

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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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FWCC news: three major meetings coming up

FWCC is asking Friends to uphold three important gatherings that are taking place between now and 8 April. These meetings will guide the work of FWCC in the Americas and Africa, as well as at the global level. Click the … Continue reading

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Human rights of migrants in the context of large movements

On 10th March the Human Rights Council held an Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on the human rights of migrants in the context of large movements. Read the QUNO article on this by clicking the link below Human Rights Council discusses human … 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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FWCC Arts Calendar 2018 to celebrate Quaker Peacemaking

For the artists among us, FWCC is partnering with Linda Murgatroyd to produce an arts calendar for 2018 celebrating Quaker Peacemaking around the world. We are keen to include artworks reflecting Quaker peacemaking around the world, and of different kinds, in a … 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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