Northern Friends Peace Board (NFPB) is a Quaker group that supports and encourages ‘the active promotion of peace in all its height and breadth’. We hope you find what you are looking for, and more, on this website.
Quakers from throughout the North of Britain, meeting and working together ‘to advise and encourage Friends in the North … and through them their fellow citizens, in the active promotion of peace in all its height and breadth.’ Our members are representatives from all Northern Area Quaker Meetings, along with a small number of cooptees . We have an office with a full-time Co-ordinator, who works with project groups and sub-committees to develop the work.
Northern Friends Peace Board trustees have stated the following: We join with others in urging our government to play a constructive and active role in seeking routes to de-escalate tensions following the assassination of General Quaseem Solameini. As a community committed to peace, we oppose violent action and reaction by parties in a conflict. We … Read more
NFPB members held their final meeting of the year in the midst of the election period and just two days after the London Bridge attack. Moving from our opening worship, Friends reflected in groups in response to the question ‘How are things?’ There was much to talk about. During the meeting, we heard expressions of appreciation … Read more
Quaker responses to remembrance are varied, as this piece on the Quakers in Britain website illustrates. Beyond the summary included in that, we’ve also heard of other Friends’ witness, often with others, around this period. Some are joining with other faiths and churches, such as in Paisley for an interfaith vigil, and in Wythenshaw (South Manchester), promoting a children’s … Read more