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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.

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

Scottish Interfaith Week

Sunday, November 24, 2013 to Sunday, December 1, 2013

provides an opportunity for individuals, local inter faith groups and faith communities across the country to plan events that bring local people together to promote dialogue, understanding and co-operation between Scotland’s diverse religious communities http://www.interfaithscotland.org/our-activities/scottish-interfaith-week/

Inter-faith Week (England, Wales and N. Ireland)

Sunday, November 17, 2013 to Saturday, November 23, 2013

Increasing awareness of the different and distinct faith communities, in particular celebrating and building on the contribution which their members make to their neighbourhoods and to wider society
http://www.interfaithweek.org/index.php/about/about-the-week

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.

Walking the Walk

This weekend on 30th June Friends will gather at Richmond Castle in North Yorkshire for a Meeting for Worship, and to mark the start of our centenary Walk of Witness, Walking the Walk. The walk will link two sites that reflect the continuity of active concern and witness expressed throughout our history, from the imprisonment of conscientious objectors to the military infrastructure and policies that shape the UK’s relationship with the rest of the world today.

Origins

Centenary Conference - report

‘In marking the centenary of the Northern Friends Peace Board we wanted to use the inspiration of the past to take us on into the future of peace-making.’ With these words Jenny Hartland welcomed the 85 Friends who had gathered for the day in York Friargate Meeting House to mark the founding of the Board in 1913.

The Peace and Anti-War Movement on the eve of the first world war - lessons for today 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013 to Saturday, September 21, 2013

8th National Peace History conference, in Manchester . This year’s Conference focuses on the years just prior to WW1 and the lessons for today. – info via http://www.abolishwar.org.uk/events.php?p=4 and flyer/booking form from: http://www.abolishwar.org.uk/userfiles/file/EventFlyers/Conference_Flyer...

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.

PEACEFUL NOT PASSIVE

Friday, July 5, 2013 to Sunday, July 7, 2013

http://www.leaveners.org/events —- Reading Meeting House, 5th to 7th July 2013. For 16-25 year olds. – offers the opportunity to develop performance skills and learn about Forum Theatre by putting it into practice. Over a residential weekend of workshops we will develop our own short piece together, exploring the challenge of living peacefully in modern British society. http://leaveners.org/assets/PeacefulNotPassiveForm.PDF

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