TPNW – Anniversary, progress and more to be done

Celebrating one year The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) entered into force on 22 January 2021, with the period since then seeing further progress in a number of respects. (see https://www.banthebomb.org/campaign/nuclear-ban-tpnw/). Plans are in hand for campaigners to mark this anniversary. We have produced the poster below for Friends to print … Read more

Adapting and promoting alternatives in uncertain times

Storm Arwen arrived the night before our members’ meeting on 27 November. Plans for a fully-blended meeting were rapidly changed as trains across the north were cancelled and all but a handful of Friends were able to get to the Meeting House in Bolton. So most joined via Zoom, representing Area Meetings from most from across Scotland, North Wales and Northern England. We were pleased to welcome newly appointed members.

Autumn update

This is an overview of some recent meetings and activities, with pointers to current and new resources relating to our work. NFPB meetings NFPB members met – still by video conference – in June and September. At our June meeting, We reflected together on the situation in Israel and Palestine, following the recent escalation of … Read more

Report of NFPB meeting on 6 March

Thirty seven Friends gathered for our first full NFPB meeting of 2021. Just over a year earlier Derby Meeting House was our venue; this time we came together courtesy of zoom, warmly welcomed but without the handshakes and cups of coffee on arrival. We have a number of new members this year and we were … Read more

Spend on war no more

We recently contributed to a Twitterstorm – a series of tweets on the theme of UK military spending, sent out during a narrow time period and using the same hashtag, #UKDefundWar. Coordinated by the UK network of the Global Campaign on Military Spending (GCOMS), it took place after the government announced a planned £24bn increase … Read more

Our continuing work – a brief update

Northern Friends Peace Board members will be gathering via video conference on 20th June, the date on which we had planned to be meeting in Glasgow in person. Our previous meeting was at the end of February, a short time before things changed so dramatically in line with public-health measures. NFPB members have had two … Read more

NFPB Voices, WW2 reflections

Our new blog section on the website – ‘NFPB Voices’ – is launched today with a series of pieces reflecting on the 75th anniversary of the end of the second world war. Written from personal perspectives, the pieces acknowledge the dilemmas, the trauma, the commitment and importance both of remembering and of working for a … Read more

NFPB and the Covid-19 pandemic

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This past week we have been preparing for and then moving our office-base to our Coordinator, Philip Austin’s, home in Bolton. Trustees support the staff in keeping safe and out of circulation in the interests of limiting transmission. We do not have routine access to all the resources and materials that we would normally, but … Read more

Reflecting on war(s) and looking ahead

Friends from Notts and Derby Area Meeting provided hospitality for our first NFPB meeting of 2020. NFPB members were joined at Derby Meeting House by a good number Friends from the Area Meeting and further afield for the day and we were pleased to welcome new members of the Board. In the morning session the … Read more

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