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. We are supported by Quakers in the North (through Area and Local Meetings), by donations and legacies from individuals and through grant funding.
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, for example, see our page on Ukraine.
NFPB is a member of:
- Network of Christian Peace Organisations
- Rethinking Security
- Global Campaign on Military Spending
- Network for Peace
- International Peace Bureau
See our links page for an extensive list of other organisations working on peace and related concerns as well as other Quaker organisations.