Sustainable Security

Meet the Crafts

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Event taking part at Airton Quaker Meeting House, part of the Abolishing Slavery – Then and Now series of talks, performancres and discussions

Avoiding Apocalypse: Alternatives to a war-based foreign policy

Monday, October 2, 2017

18:00–20:00 – Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess Street, M1 6DD Manchester.
Facebook event link –>OCT2
… part of a week of actions and events to mark the return of the Tory Party conference to Manchester, coordinated by People’s Assembly.

Building a Diverse and Transformative Movement for Change

Quakers and European Politics

Friday, February 9, 2018 to Sunday, February 11, 2018

Speaking Out About Peace

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 to Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Thursday, October 5, 2017

12th Huddersfield Quaker Peace Lecture, given by George Lakey. George Lakey – speaks to the polarization now experienced in both Britain and his own country (the USA) and predicts that it will become more extreme as inequality heightens. What he has learned from studying the Nordic countries is that polarization may offer as much opportunity as anxiety. – 19:30–21:00 – Huddersfield Quaker Meeting, Friends Meeting House Church Street Paddock, HD1 4TR – Facebook link

Rethinking security / Media - workshops for Quakers and others

Rethinking Security – ideas to action

What is security? Where does it come from? Does my security provide you with security? Indeed, does security secure peace? What are the implications for building peace through non-military means, from local to international levels? This workshop will look at security and insecurity both from the experiences of participants and their communities, as well as from some of the ideas that a range of individuals and groups have developed in recent years. The workshop will provide space to re-envision what security means and consider the practical opportunities and challenges arising from this.

Engaging with the media – changing the narrative for peace

What is the role of news and other media in reflecting and shaping attitudes to peace? This workshop will explore different aspects of engaging with news and other media on peace concerns. It will be a chance to reflect on the change of narrative that is needed and to explore practical ways the skills
and approaches that might be used to this end.

Our workshops

We have created a general framework for each of the four workshops listed here but will plan the content with particular areas of concern, interest and need in mind as appropriate. The aim is to provide support to Quakers and others in reflecting and taking action for peace.
Workshops will be facilitated by voluntary members and paid staff of Northern Friends Peace Board, for between 12 and 25 participants. Our priority is to run workshops in the North of Britain.
We envisage that these will typically take place on a Saturday, in a Quaker Meeting House or similar venue. We are happy to discuss other timings and even other themes.
We suggest a donation of £100 from the hosting group to cover some of our costs, but please contact us if finance is an issue

Download workshops leaflet here

If you would be interested in inviting us to do a workshop, please contact the Northern Friends Peace Board (NFPB) Coordinator, Philip Austin, via

SEE ALSO: information about workshops on Building Peace Together, and on Productive conversations on difficult issues

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Health Through Peace Conference

Monday, September 4, 2017 to Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Tackling public health crises in a changing, unstable world – Medact – University of York – details

Workshop on populism

A workshop with a focus on populism was facilitated by NFPB members for Westmorland Regional Meeting at the end of April. Although the term is used in a variety of ways, populism has in some ways become a shorthand term for some of the less desirable aspects of civic and political life, both in the UK and further afield.

UK General Election 2017 - peace concerns

voting for peace

Our society and our planet need politics that will enable people to live sustainably, with respect for differences and diversity, promoting human rights for all. These are some of the foundations for peace. We offer these comments during the period leading up to 2017 general election, as pointers and prompts for conversations with candidates and others, and in considering how you might use your vote.

We have listed a number of links connected with each of the areas of concern, and the following might also be useful:


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