Challenging Militarism

Book launch: 'Sowing Seeds: The Militarisation of Youth and How to Counter It'

Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Housmans Bookshop, London. Through articles, images, survey data and interviews, this book explores the ways in which young people around the world encounter the military and military values – and are encouraged to embrace them uncritically – and how this can be challenged. 7pm

Pacifism or Passivism?

Friday, July 26, 2013 to Sunday, July 28, 2013

Fellowship of Reconciliation Scotland Summer Residential Conference . This weekend is open to all and the beautiful rural setting will provide a peaceful opportunity to build a real community together as we explore through presentations and prayer how oppression can be contested non-violently.

Centenary Resource Pack

We have produced this set of materials and ideas for Quaker Meetings and other groups and which we hope will provide stimulus in thinking about how the Quaker peace witness in the past can inform and inspire our action and concern now. There is a variety of resources, which will be of interest to different people. The contents are listed below.

A pack is being sent free of charge to each Northern Quaker Meeting. Additional copies are available on request to Meetings outside of the Northern Friends Peace Board area and for Northern meetings wanting more than one set. We would appreciate a contribution of £5 per pack for these additional sets. The materials will also all be available on our website at

We would very much welcome responses and feedback about how you use the materials in the pack, and also continuing input into our thinking and action on Quaker peace concerns over the coming years.

Contents of the pack
(see bottom of page for links to download these as PDFs)

  • Suggestions for workshops, discussions and reflections
  • Illustrated booklet on our 100 year history
  • ‘What shall we do?’ – text of a leaflet published by NFPB on the outbreak of war in 1914
  • Poster design flyer and examples of some NFPB posters
  • ‘A burning, living faith’ – a short play written by NFPB member Jo Alberti
  • Four short historical essays
  • Information sheets about related publications and our display

War with Iran? Nonviolent alternatives; a report on a peace delegation to Iran.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

HUDDERSFIELD Emily Johns & Milan Rai, co-editors of Peace News on their recent peace delegation to Iran. 7.30pm at: Brian Jackson Centre, HD1 5JP (2 mins from rail & bus stations). Organised by Huddersfield Quakers:

Exciting time for NFPB centenary events and resources

This coming six weeks will provide a number of opportunities for Friends to learn about and contribute to our centenary celebrations.

Peace News Summer Camp: Taking a Lead from the Global South

Thursday, July 25, 2013 to Monday, July 29, 2013

This year’s camp is organised by activists of colour/people with a global majority heritage. We invite you to join us and others from across the broad spectrum of the peace and radical social change movements for five days of workshops, entertainment and network building! Near Diss, Norfolk

Iran - dismantling the myths

Monday, June 10, 2013

Emily Johns and Milan Rai, co-editors of Peace News, travelled to Iran in February on a US-UK peace delegation. Hosted by Stockport for Peace at Stockport Quaker Meeting House, Cooper Street, corner of Higher Hillgate and Longshut Lane, SK1 3QL Telephone 0777 560 5062 or
0780 392 8778

John Hamilton Memorial Lecture

Thursday, October 3, 2013

3rd October John Hamilton Memorial Lecture: Chris Cole from Pax Christi speaks about Drone Wars UK. 7.00pm At Liverpool Quaker Meeting House

Owen Everett on Quaker Peace Work with War Resistor’s International and Forces Watch.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Owen Everett on Quaker Peace Work with War Resistor’s International and Forces Watch.7.00pm At Liverpool Quaker Meeting House

Film Showing “All Quiet on the Western Front” & discussion.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

7.00pm Film Showing “All Quiet on the Western Front” & discussion – in connection with NFPB Centenary display until 5th July. At Liverpool Quaker Meeting House


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