Challenging Militarism

Syria - Quakers urge nonviolent response

Quakers in Britain today issued a press release calling on “those in power to work with diligence through the United Nations and all diplomatic channels to bring peace nearer. We challenge them to use their resources and imaginations creatively. Please don’t fall into the old trap of thinking that taking any action is bound to be better than doing nothing.

Quaker Vigil at Waddington

Sunday, September 15, 2013

at the gates, from 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Remembrance day

Monday, November 11, 2013

Many people choose to buy and wear white poppies around this time of year. Poppies can be bought in many places, such as Quaker Meeting Houses, and via the internet

Stop the Arms Fair

Saturday, September 7, 2013 to Saturday, September 14, 2013

week of action planned to expose the arms fair taking place in London over that period and to make its business as difficult as possible. http://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/

Drones Week of Action

Saturday, October 5, 2013 to Saturday, October 12, 2013

http://dronecampaignnetwork.wordpress.com/ The Drone Campaign Network is organising the third annual Week of Action on drones to promote understanding and resistance to the growing use of drones and remote warfare. The Drones Week of Action is also part of the International Keep Space for Peace Week.

Keep Space for Peace week

Saturday, October 5, 2013 to Saturday, October 12, 2013

highlighting the deadly connections between military satellites and drones that are killing hundreds and hundreds of innocents in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and on the African continent. http://www.space4peace.org/

Scottish Clergy Against Nuclear Arms - Summer Witness for Peace

Saturday, September 7, 2013

at the gate of Faslane Trident base from 12 noon. There will be a short act of worship with singing, prayers for peace, followed by a picnic. Bring food to share. Tea, coffee and juice will be provided. http://www.scana.org.uk/

Trident: alternative alternatives

With the Goverment’s Trident Alternatives Review being published, we thought it would be useful to pull together some of the other alternatives and useful background documents for a nuclear free Britain and world.

Walkers' message delivered at Menwith Hill

Statement from Northern Friends Peace Board Walk of Witness
at Menwith Hill, CAAB Independence From America Day, 4th July 2013

We are a group of Quakers from the Northern Friends Peace Board, an organisation dedicated to the ‘active promotion of peace in all its height and breadth.’ This year we are celebrating our centenary.

Over the past five days we have walked the 35 miles from Richmond Castle to Menwith Hill, linking two significant sites of peace witness which span our hundred years.

From past to present - walking for peace

at the start of the walk

On 30th June, nearly 70 people gathered in the grounds of Richmond Castle for a Meeting for Worship. Sixteen of these were members of a group walking over the following 5 days to Menwith Hill, also in Yorkshire, marking the centenary of Northern Friends Peace Board. Others at Richmond that day came from Quaker Meetings over a wide area of the North.

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