NFPB to be in Lancaster / November news update

This is a busy time for NFPB and for many Friends, with numerous conferences and gatherings. We are pleased to be able to attend many of these and to make contact with Quakers and others. At the end of this month (28th November ) NFPB members will be gathering in Lancaster for their final meeting of the year. As always, other interested Friends and Attenders will be welcome to join us.

NFPB in Perth, supporting one another and inspiring action

NFPB members met in Perth at the end of September, with AM representatives from all parts of the North being joined by local Friends and London-based representatives from YFGM and from QPSW. During our morning session, members received the report of the Building Peace in Diverse Britain project group. The report was also shared simultaneously in London, with two of our group members delivering workshops at the Quaker conference on Interfaith Peacebuilding.

Days, weeks and months for peace

21st September as UN Peace Day is gaining a higher profile each year, with people and organisations around the world using it to raise awareness and take action on different aspects of peace. But it also marks the beginning of a period which features a number of days and weeks with a peace and Quaker focus. Friends around the North will be taking a lead in some of these and participating in many more.

World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel

Sunday, September 20, 2015 to Saturday, September 26, 2015

Promoted and coordinated by the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum (PIEF) of the World Council of Churches. The theme of the week in 2015 is: “God has broken down the dividing walls”.

Reimagining Security

Thursday, November 12, 2015

an alternative approach for the UK? – Celia McKeon. Part of the 4th series of peace talks at Friargate Meeting House, York, 7.30-9.00pm . Download a flyer from

Faith, Power and Peace

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Creating peace by peaceful means – Diana Francis – Part of the 4th series of peace talks at Friargate Meeting House, York, 7.30-9.00pm . Download a flyer from

Restorative Justice

Friday, February 5, 2016 to Sunday, February 7, 2016

Annual Peace Lecture

Thursday, October 1, 2015 – Violence and the Language of Politics.- 19:30
The 6th Annual Lecture in the series put on by the Grassington & District Peace Group and Skipton Quakers.
The speaker is Professor Jenny Pearce from Bradford University Peace Studies Department and her theme is Violence and the Language of Politics.

International Day of Peace

Monday, September 21, 2015
The theme of this year’s commemoration is “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All” which aims to highlight the importance of all segments of society to work together to strive for peace.

Quaker Activist Gathering

Saturday, November 21, 2015

At Friends House, London: An action-focused day for Friends who identify as activists, framed in worship. An opportunity to meet with others, connect, learn, plan and be energised and inspired.
The event is no cost to attend. Lunch will be ‘bring and share’. Register online by 15 October.


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