Calendar

NB: in the interests of brevity, this list covers chiefly events in the north of Britain with some events in other parts of the country – and a few international events. For details of other regular vigils, visit the Quaker Peace Exchange pages. Also worth checking out, the events pages on the Network for Peace website (used as a source for many of the dates below – thanks NfP!). And don’t forget our Facebook and Twitter pages

March 2019

  • Sunday 24 Meeting for Worship at Faslane Nuclear Weapons Base 11am at the main gate

April 2019

  • Friday 5 War School screening Screening of this documentary followed by discussion with Veterans For Peace UK, Child Soldiers International and local peace education project. Film starts 6pm, then refreshment break, discussion starts 7.30pm https://www.war.school https://vfpuk.org/articles/war-school-screening-stockport-fri-5-april-2019/
  • Saturday 6 Religious Economics: Can Islam offer anything to Britain? Yahya Barry – Founder and director of the Olive Tree Madrasah, Edinburgh. https://hexhamdebates.wordpress.com The debates are on Saturdays from 11.00am to 12.30pm with tea and coffee to follow at The St Mary’s Centre, St Mary’s R C Church Hencotes, Hexham, NE46 2EB
  • Sunday 14 Meeting for Worship at Faslane Nuclear Weapons Base 11am at the main gate

May 2019

  • Monday 13 to Wednesday 15 Towards a Quaker response to Israel and Palestine In this course – at Woodbrooke – participants will explore together the roots of the conflict. and the role of cross-border initiatives such as the Parents’ Circle Families Forum. We will ask what other steps might be acceptable to many Palestinians and Israelis. https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/item/towards-a-quaker-response-to-israel-a...
  • Wednesday 15 International Conscientious Objectors' Day
  • Sunday 19 Meeting for Worship at Faslane Nuclear Weapons Base 11am at the main gate

June 2019

  • Saturday 8 Selling the War Machine: Britain and the Arms Trade. Paul Rogers – Emeritus Professor at the University of Bradford’s Department of Peace Studies and the Oxford Research Group’s Global Security Consultant.https://hexhamdebates.wordpress.com The debates are on Saturdays from 11.00am to 12.30pm with tea and coffee to follow at The St Mary’s Centre, St Mary’s R C Church Hencotes, Hexham, NE46 2EB
  • Saturday 15 NFPB Meeting in Carlisle Northern Friends Peace Board members meeting. Other Friends also welcome to attend. Contact us for more information
  • Sunday 16 Meeting for Worship at Faslane Nuclear Weapons Base 11am at the main gate
  • Saturday 22 Human rights in China: Discourse, diplomacy and defensive nationalism. Robert Weatherley – Affiliated Lecturer in Chinese Politics and Modern History at the University of Cambridge. https://hexhamdebates.wordpress.com The debates are on Saturdays from 11.00am to 12.30pm with tea and coffee to follow at The St Mary’s Centre, St Mary’s R C Church Hencotes, Hexham, NE46 2EB

September 2019

  • Saturday 28 NFPB meeting in Edinburgh NFPB members’ meeting – other Friends also welcome to attend. Contact us for further information
  • Sunday 29 Meeting or Worship at Faslane Nuclear Weapons Base 11am at the main gate

November 2019

  • Sunday 10 Meeting for Worship at Faslane Nuclear Weapons Base 11am at the main gate
  • Saturday 30 NFPB meeting in Leeds NFPB members’ meeting – other Friends welcome to attend. Contact us for details
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