NFPB support for Christian CND Statement on the anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings

We have been pleased to sign up to and support this statement, which can also be found – with the full list of signatories – on the CCND website Shortly after the bombings the international community came together at the United Nations to say “never again” and pledged to work for the elimination of nuclear … Read more

Remembrance reflections

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

Challenge and hope – NFPB meeting in Edinburgh on 28th September

For our third meeting of the year NFPB members from across the North gathered at Central Edinburgh Meeting House, beginning our meeting in worship and by reflecting on things giving us hope. A good number had been at the witness and action organised by Roots of Resistance ahead of the DSEI arms fair at the start of the month, and spoke … Read more

NFPB statement in support of Roots of Resistance

Northern Friends Peace Board supports the Roots of Resistance movement in opposing the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair held in East London from 10 to13 September 2019. DSEI is a huge trade show bringing together 1,500 arms companies with representatives from militaries from around the world. Some of the world’s largest companies market a huge … Read more

NFPB joins with others in calling on the new PM to prioritise peace

As Boris Johnson became Prime Minister, members of the Network of Christian Peace Organisations have written an open letter calling for the new government to work to ensure a peaceful resolution to the current tensions with Iran as well as seeking security throughout the United Kingdom as Brexit discussions continue. The letter was coordinated by the Fellowship … Read more

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