Sustainable Security

New priorities for peace and security

NFPB has been part of small working group, along with other peace and disarmament organisations, preparing for the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) which this year is on 14th April. Although the focus is on that date primarily, the period leading up and after it are valuable opportunities for people to ask questions, challenge assumptions and advocate alternatives to the levels of military spending that our government has committed us to.

'War - and Peace' Residential

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 to Friday, May 16, 2014

at Wortley Hall near Sheffield, organised by the Raymond Williams Foundation . Key note address by Paul Rogers and others, poetry , discussions, film extracts etc

No More Fukushimas No more Nuclear Waste No Nuclear Weapons

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Vigil at Heysham Nuclear Power Station on 3rd Anniversary of the nuclear incident at Fukushima, Japan. 10am at Lancaster Quaker Meeting House for briefing and refreshments before going onto power station at 12 noon, Contact Mo Kelly, 01524 389911

Peace Event, Sarajevo, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014 to Monday, June 9, 2014

The Peace Event will serve as an acknowledgment for all peace initiatives which have been flourishing for decades and areminder that peace still needs to be fostered. Furthermore, it will represent an international exchange platform for debate and information on different topics related to nonviolence and peace. As part of the event there is to be a Youth Camp, for which a bursary is available from Movement for the Abolition of War

Transforming ourselves: transforming the system

Friday, March 7, 2014 to Sunday, March 9, 2014

Organised by the Meeting for Sufferings Canterbury Commitment Group. In 2011 Britain Yearly Meeting in Canterbury committed to become a low-carbon, sustainable community.We need a radical transformation that requires more than individual action.This national gathering aims to help energise our Quaker community in the urgent response to climate change and energy injustice.

But what can we do?

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Turning the Tide, Participatory workshop , St Mary’s Centre, St Mary’s RC Church, Hencotes Hexham NE46 2EB
An all-day participatory workshop (10.00am – 4.00pm) led by Sue Smith and Annie Turnbull from the Quaker Turning the Tide nonviolence programme. It will explore how we might move from awareness into effective practical action. Numbers are limited to 12 and pre-registration is necessary. Contact 01434 604 747.
Hexham Debates Series 7

Why are human rights so divisive when they are for everyone?

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Jocelyn Cockburn, Human Rights lawyer
1.00am – 12.30pm St Mary’s Centre, St Mary’s RC Church, Hencotes Hexham NE46 2EB
Hexham Debates Series 7

The Burning Question

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Mike Berners-Lee – Founder and Director of Small World Consulting, Lancaster University’s Environment Centre
1.00am – 12.30pm St Mary’s Centre, St Mary’s RC Church, Hencotes Hexham NE46 2EB
Hexham Debates Series 7

Creating Peace in a Violent World

Friday, May 23, 2014 to Sunday, May 25, 2014

Course at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre –

Testimony: Fruit of the Spirit

Friday, January 17, 2014 to Sunday, January 19, 2014


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