Challenging Militarism

Call to Action on military spending

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In the week that the Government “has revealed how it intends to spend £160bn over the next decade on new weapons systems, including a fleet of Trident nuclear missile submarines, two large aircraft carriers, helicopters, armoured vehicles, and unmanned drones.” [Guardian report ], Northern Friends Peace Board signed up to a Call to Action on military spending. This is in the build-up to the Global Day of Action on Military Spending on 15th April.

Confronting War Ten Years On - An international conference

Thursday, January 24, 2013

This conference will bring together leading activists and commentators to analyse continuing Western aggression and how to confront it. Friends House, London


Saturday, June 15, 2013

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

Walk of Witness, marking NFPB's centenary

Saturday, June 29, 2013 to Friday, July 5, 2013

From Richmond Castle, where conscientious objectors were imprisoned during the first world war, to Menwith Hill, US base in North Yorkshire. For more details, go to

CAAT Christian Network Day of Prayer

Sunday, September 8, 2013

At the beginning of the week that one of the world’s largest arms fairs is due to take place in London, join the CAAT Christian Network in prayer and action for an end to the arms trade.

Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Monday, April 15, 2013

On this day, people on all continents will join together in joint actions to focus public, political, and media attention on the costs of military spending and the need for new priorities. Such events will help us to build an international network around this issue.

Non-violent Direct Action training day with Stop the Arms Fair, Leeds

Saturday, March 23, 2013

11am-5pm, Carlton Hill Friends Meeting House, Leeds.
Facilitators will help participants explore why and how we use nonviolence and direct action, develop skills for disrupting arms trade events, keeping things calm or dealing with aggression, and tactics for blockading and impeding the arms trade. The training will also be useful if you are interested in taking non-violent direct action on other issues.
To book, please contact [email protected].

CAAT National gathering - London

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Campaign Against Arms Trade – 10.30am-4.30pm (Registration from 10am), Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL. Cost (includes tea, coffee and a delicious veggie lunch): £7 waged / £3 unwaged Online booking is now open for the National Gathering 2013. Speaker – Owen Jones, workshops, networking etc.

Inspiration and energy

NFPB members met for their last meeting of the year (and of the first 99 years of this Quaker committee) in Liverpool at the end of November. Members from all parts of the North shared in worship, in telling one another about current peace concerns and activities in their area and reflecting in more depth on a number of issues.

Meeting for Worship at Menwith Hill

Saturday, December 7, 2013

main entrance 2.00 – 3.00 pm


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