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Talking Trident

Trident conversation

‘How can we be both prophets and reconcilers?’, Tim Wallis asked. Facilitating the first of these new workshops he has devised, he led participants at Swarthmoor Hall through a series of exercises, involving general discussion, fact-finding, role-play and sharing hopes and fears.

Continuing vision and commitment - NFPB meeting in Nottingham

NFPB members  meeting in Nottingham

Gathering in the south of the NFPB area, Northern Friends Peace Board members were in Nottingham for their first members’ meeting of the year. The warmth of the welcome helped the day get off well, as Friends arrived from the North of Scotland, Lincolnshire, North Wales, Cumbria and all parts between (not forgetting two from London). We were pleased to be joined by several new Representatives, whilst also remembering former NFPB members who had recently died.

NFPB members join call for scrapping Trident

Members of Northern Friends Peace Board and other Quakers from across the UK were amongst those who participated in the recent large ‘No Trident’ demonstration in London. Some were part of the interfaith service beforehand, filling the Methodist Hinde Street church, before joining the main march.

Peace tea-towels

We have had these reprinted, this time with a green border
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NB: We do have a small quantity of the original printing (with red border) remaining. When you order, please specify Red Border if you would like one of these.
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European Quakers Call For An End to the Cycle of Violence

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Statement of the Peace and Service Consultation of the Europe and Middle East Section of the Friends World Committee for Consultation of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers); meeting at Kortenberg, Belgium, from 20th to 22nd November 2015.
http://www.fwccemes.org/news/european-quakers-call-for-an-end-to-the-cyc...

NFPB to be in Lancaster / November news update

This is a busy time for NFPB and for many Friends, with numerous conferences and gatherings. We are pleased to be able to attend many of these and to make contact with Quakers and others. At the end of this month (28th November ) NFPB members will be gathering in Lancaster for their final meeting of the year. As always, other interested Friends and Attenders will be welcome to join us.

NFPB in Perth, supporting one another and inspiring action

NFPB members met in Perth at the end of September, with AM representatives from all parts of the North being joined by local Friends and London-based representatives from YFGM and from QPSW. During our morning session, members received the report of the Building Peace in Diverse Britain project group. The report was also shared simultaneously in London, with two of our group members delivering workshops at the Quaker conference on Interfaith Peacebuilding.

Days, weeks and months for peace

21st September as UN Peace Day is gaining a higher profile each year, with people and organisations around the world using it to raise awareness and take action on different aspects of peace. But it also marks the beginning of a period which features a number of days and weeks with a peace and Quaker focus. Friends around the North will be taking a lead in some of these and participating in many more.

Call to PM not to add fuel to the fire in Syria

The following letter was sent today to David Cameron.

3rd July 2015

The Rt Hon David Cameron MP
10 Downing Street
London
SW1A 2AA

Dear David Cameron,

Reflecting on politics, witnessing for peace

With members traveling from Cheshire and the North of Scotland and all places between, NFPB’s second meeting of the year took place at Glasgow Meeting House on 13th June.

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