Sustainable Security

NFPB Members' meeting

Saturday, March 4, 2017

at Bolton Meeting House, 10.45 – 4.15. Contact us for more information (see home page)

NFPB meeting in York, 26/11

Northern Friends Peace Board members will soon be gathering at Friargate Meeting House in York on Saturday 26th November for their final meeting of the year. In the morning, Edinburgh Friend Janet Fenton will be speaking about the proposed nuclear weapons ban treaty, that was put in motion by the UN recently. Janet has been in New York working on this this autumn. Michael Elstub, of Settle Meeting, will be talking about the work of Veterans for Peace.

Activist Gathering | Quakers in Britain

Saturday, December 3, 2016

York. http://www.quaker.org.uk/events/activist-gathering . A day for Quakers currently taking action for social change to connect, share ideas and inspire each other.

Quaker Approaches to Peace

This is Quaker week, and the following is the text of a new leaflet from us. It can be downloaded as a PDF from the link at the bottom and is available from our office – contact details on our home page

Peace, media and change

Darlington Meeting House was the venue for Northern Friends Peace Board’s conference on ‘Changing the Narrative for Peace – Critical role of the media’ on 24th September. Organised by the Board’s ‘Sustainable Security’ project group, the event was attended by around 40 participants, speakers and committee members. Local Quakers supported throughout the day with a warm welcome and hospitality.

Be the Change

Friday, December 16, 2016 to Sunday, December 18, 2016

Course at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre http://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/pages/courses-learning.html

War and Peace in the Modern World

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Olof Palme Memorial Peace Lecture, given this year by Caroline Lucas MP | Leeds 19:00 Info and bookings via – https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/caroline-lucas-mp-war-and-peace-in-the-moder...

Lucas Plan 40th Anniversary Conference - Climate Jobs, Not Bombs

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Lucas Plan http://lucasplan.org.uk Birmingham
The Lucas Plan was a pioneering effort by workers at the arms company Lucas Aerospace to retain jobs by proposing alternative, socially-useful applications of the company’s technology and their own skills.

Beyond nuclear - safe and sustainable energy

Friday, September 9, 2016

8pm at Stockport Quaker Meeting House
With Lydia Meryll SERA’s nuclear co-ordinator on the ongoing risks of nuclear power, etc, Plus Ali Abbas from Greater Manchester Community Renewables – local solutions. See https://gmdcnd.com/videos/
All welcome

Changing the narrative for peace - critical role of the media

Media conference graphic

Conference – Darlington 24th September

If the only tool you have is a hammer then every problem looks like a nail‘ – a quotation sometimes used when the possibility of going to war is in the air. It alludes to a wider issue of how we view security and how news sources and other other media outlets frame the discussion.

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