Category Archives: World issues

Quaker Community in Southern Africa endorses SACC statement

At their recent virtual meeting the Quaker Community in Southern Africa was made aware of the following statement of the South African Council of Churches. “The South African Council of Churches (SACC) is dismayed and perplexed by reports that Government … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, African issues, Ethics, Modern living, Position Statements, Stewardship, Uplift and outreach, World issues, Yearly Meeting | Leave a comment

Statement on the Failed Insurrection and Civil Unrest in South Africa

Issued by the Quaker Community in Southern Africa 1 August 2021 26 years after the advent of democracy in South Africa, we have experienced our first major insurrection. It is still early days, and facts may yet come to light … Continue reading

Posted in African issues, Human Rights, Modern living, Position Statements, World issues, Yearly Meeting | Leave a comment

Churches press for reforms to avoid a post-Mugabe Zimbabwe of dysfunction

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

Posted in Activism, African issues, Human Rights, Modern living, World issues | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In turbulent times … be a Quaker

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.

Posted in Activism, Ethics, History, Human Rights, Modern living, Quaker history, World community, World issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Activism, Ethics, Human Rights, Modern living, QUNO, World community, World issues | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in Activism, SAFCEI, World issues | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

These 13 countries voted against UN ban of death penalty for being gay

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

Posted in Activism, Human Rights, Modern living, World issues | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Implementing the New Commitments to Peace – Statement by 131 peacebuilding organizations

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

Posted in Activism, QUNO, World issues | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Activism, Ethics, Human Rights, Modern living, Quaker community, World community, World issues | Leave a comment

More than 100 people arrested over London arms fair protests

Activists try to prevent weapons firms from setting up stands at ExCel centre, saying arms may be used to commit war crimes

Posted in Activism, World issues | Leave a comment