WW1 centenary - other organisation & networks
Our main links page provides links to a wide range of other Quaker and peace-related organisations.
We will list here a selection of some of those that are particularly useful to know about in connection with the centenary of the first world war. Listing here does not imply endorsement of all the activities of those include.
- Fellowship of Reconciliation, England FoR, founded in 1914 in response to the horrors of war in Europe, is an international movement of people who commit themselves to active nonviolence as a way of life and as a means of personal, social, economic and political transformation. Based in the Christian tradition.
- No Glory Initiative arising from an open letter that concludes ‘In a time of international tension we call on writers, actors, musicians, teachers and campaigners to join with us to ensure that this anniversary is used to promote peace and international co-operation.’
- Pax Christi, UK The work of Pax Christi – the Peace of Christ – is based on the gospel and inspired by faith. Our vision is of a world where people can live in peace, without fear of violence in any form. Pax Christi is rooted in Catholic Christianity but is open to all who share its values and work.
- The Peace Museum, Bradford the only museum dedicated to the history and (often untold) stories of peace, peacemakers and peace movements, in the UK.
- Peace Pledge Union ‘No More War’ projec The project’s aim is to stimulate and support research into conscientious objection to military service during WW1 by people of all ages; to help collect and collate diverse related material; create a publicly available database of this research and use it (as well as our existing material) to produce easily available and widely publicised resources for public and educational use.