Northern Friends Peace Board (NFPB) is a Quaker group that supports and encourages ‘the active promotion of peace in all its height and breadth’.
– In more detail (including our history)
– Contact information
– Quaker approaches to peace
– Roles and Responsibilities of Area Meeting representatives
Who we are
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.
What we do
- Organise events, including our quarterly members’ meetings, and our programme of workshops, to encourage learning and action for peace.
- Publish materials, from printed leaflets to electronic media.
- Support and link up with individuals, Quaker Meetings and groups working for peace.
- Speak out on peace concerns and encourage peace action and witness.
Our current priorities
Our work focuses on activities relating to:
- Promoting a culture of Peace.
- Challenging militarism.
- Roots of conflict and roots of peace.
- Promoting awareness and action on current peace concerns.
Examples of particular issues include:
- work on sustainable security, or ‘security for the common good’.
- the militarism of society and Trident nuclear weapons.
- encouraging peace building and peace action, speaking out and dialogue in local communities.
NFPB is a member of:
See our links page for an extensive list of other organisations working on peace and related concerns as well as other Quaker organisations.