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  • Nuclear weapons – danger and opportunity

    The war in Ukraine has had a devastating humanitarian impact. … At the same time as the war grinds on in and the brutality continues, preparations are under way for a very different event in central Europe; the first meeting of the states parties to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), from 21-23 June.

  • Ukraine: need for pathways to peace

    We have today sent the following text in a letter to the UK Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss: Quakers are united in distress at the terrible toll that the continuing war in Ukraine is taking on human life. There can be no justification for military action such as that taken by Russia, however strongly grievances might be felt. As a community committed to peace, it pains us to recognise that the situation in which citizens of Ukraine find themselves is one in which armed resistance seems, to most, to be the only option.

  • Earth day – mind the gap

    In January we were pleased to support the collaborative webinar on what else needs to be addressed after COP26 – making links to the consequences of militarism and highlighting the fact that these are not included in UN climate talks or plans. The year has seen an horrific increase in military action in Europe in … Read more

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