Challenging Militarism

Is military involvement with science undermining our security?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

presentation by: Dr Stuart Parkinson, Executive Director, Scientists for Global Responsibilty – Venue: Cafe Scientifique= , Headingley, Leeds
This public event will start at 7.30pm at the New Headingley Club, 56 St Michael’s Road, Leeds, LS6 3BG

Peace in all its height and breadth

[ A report of this conference is at: ]

A day-conference looking at current & future peace priorities and marking the centenary of Northern Friends Peace Board

Saturday 15th June 2013 10.30 – 4.15

Friargate Quaker Meeting House, York

The world of today is very different to that of 1913, when Northern Friends Peace Board was founded.  Concerns of militarism and peace-building continue, however.  The conference will  be a time for learning, for meeting and talking with others and for identifying opportunities and resources for action.

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Peace Stories: Inspiration from the past - Patterns for the future

Thursday, May 9, 2013 speaker Philip Austin. He will reflect on the different strands and stories of peace activity that he has encountered through these, consider what can be learned from them and suggest how they can help us in our future approaches to working for peace.

Call for a new approach to our common security

Press Release:

On the day when World Military Spending for 2012* will be announced, thirty nine organisations will come together to promote the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (15 April 2013). These include Pax Christi, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Quaker Peace & Social Witness, Christian Ecology Link, Student Christian Movement, Northern Friends Peace Board , War on Want and Campaign Against Arms Trade.

ForcesWatch - Education Campaign Worker

ForcesWatch’s Military Out Of Schools project seeks to challenge the level of access to young people that the military is given within the education system, and influence debate around government initiatives aimed at increasing armed forces engagement with schools and colleges. The Education Campaign Worker will play a leading role in the project and delivering its programme.

If you are an experienced campaigner, able to demonstrate strong networking and communication skills and sound political judgement, and have a strong motivation to create debate and influence policy and practice in this area, please get in touch.

Further details:

Closing date: 6pm, Monday 6 May 2013

Warm welcome in Sheffield

This first meeting of the Board in its second century – at Sheffield Central Quaker Meeting House, on Saturday 9th March – was attended by Representatives from as far apart as North of Scotland, Nottingham, West Cumbria and North Wales. We were joined and hosted by Sheffield Friends throughout the day, providing plentiful supplies of tea, coffee and cake and a Friendly welcome.

‘Afghanistan - a personal reflection on four decades of war and its impact on ordinary Afghans’

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

 Laiq, who recently left Afghanistan and is writing a book, will present a video and talk about his experiences. at  Stockport Quaker Meeting House,
Cooper Street SK1 3QL 7.30pm Telephone 0777 560 5062 or 0780 392 8778

Scrap Trident Tour

Monday, April 1, 2013 to Tuesday, April 30, 2013

For the month of April, Bruce Kent will be hitting the road on behalf of CND, spreading the Scrap Trident message across England. Northern events at Bradford & Leeds
Nottingham, Derbyk Merseyside, Manchester and Sheffield Full info:

Ground the Drones

Saturday, April 27, 2013

CND, Drone Campaign Network, Stop the War Coalition, and War on Want are organising a march to RAF Waddington near Lincoln to say a loud and clear ‘No to Drones’. Assemble: 12 noon at Lincoln station March to rally at 2pm at RAF Waddington – the UK’s new Centre of Drone Operations

Meeting for Worship - outside RAF Waddington

Sunday, April 14, 2013

2.00pm Meet at ‘pull-in’ area near main entrance to Air Base (About half a mile north of Waddington village).
The Meeting for Worship is being organised by Don Sutherland, and any queries can be addressed to him. phone number is: 01522 829951.


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