Sustainable Security links

These links are provided to further encourage understanding, discussion, action and reflection on the issues addressed by our statement of concern . They represent a range of perspectives; their inclusion here does not imply endorsement but is an indication of what we have found to be helpful.

We are active members of Rethinking Security, a network of organisations, academics and activists working together for security based on justice, cooperation and sustainability. We encourage our supporters to sign up for their updates, and watch out for opportunities to help with their Alternative Security Review.

Links to a wider range of organisations related to peace and disarmament, key components of sustainable security, can be found here.

Links to resources related to Climate change and peace have been grouped here

Other Quaker work on sustainability and security concerns

  • Quaker Peace & Social Witness : working with and for Quakers in Britain, undertake work on Climate and Economic Justice and Peace and Disarmament.
  • Living Witness : “aims to support the development of Quaker corporate witness to sustainable living and explore ways of taking it to the wider community in Britain and elsewhere.” They produce a number of valuable resources, including Walk Cheerfully, Step Lightly. Our guide to 100+ ways of greening your life – available from their publications page
  • Quaker Institute for the Future (in USA): QIF envisions a global future in which humanity is in right relationship with the commonwealth of life.
  • Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA)
  • Quaker Earthcare Witness : “is a network of Friends (Quakers) in North America and other like-minded people who are taking spirit-led action to address the ecological and social crises of the world from a spiritual perspective, emphasizing Quaker process and testimonies.”
  • Earth Quaker Action Team : A group of Quakers in the US “Building a just and sustainable economy through nonviolent direct action.”

Other Organisations

  • the new economics foundation : “an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being. ”
  • Global Justice Now : “social justice organisation working as part of a global movement to challenge the powerful and create a more just and equal world”
  • The Equality Trust : “aims to reduce income inequality through a programme of public and political education”
  • Extinction Rebellion
  • The Less Network : “The future is right here, right now. Resource depletion and climate change are right here, right now. Not in a generation’s time, not in ten year’s time, not in five years time. But today. Right here, right now. Any attempts to maintain a traditional growth path are both futile and a recipe for civilization collapse.”
  • Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF)
  • International Alert : “focus on solving the root causes of conflict, bringing together people from across divides. From the grassroots to policy level, we come together to build everyday peace.”
  • Transition Network : “A Transition Initiative (which could be a town, village, university or island etc) is a community-led response to the pressures of climate change, fossil fuel depletion and increasingly, economic contraction.”
  • Friends of the Earth : ”We stand for three big ideas: There is a tomorrow. Everyone gets a fair share . Change the rules” .
  • The Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility : “church-based investor coalition and membership organisation working for economic justice, human rights, environmental stewardship, and corporate and investor responsibility.”
  • Forum For The Future : “works with leaders from business and the public sector to create a green, fair and prosperous world”
  • Operation Noah : “Christian organisation which provides focus and leadership in response to the growing threat of catastrophic climate change endangering all of God’s creation.”
  • Possible (formerly 10:10) ” we want to see zero carbon society, built by and for the people of the UK”
  • The Climate Coalition “reaching across the UK to show our love for all the things we want to protect from climate change, and to ask politicians to put aside their differences and commit to doing whatever is necessary to protect them.”
  • Green Christian : “exists to share Green insights with Christians and to offer Christian insights to the wider Green movement”
  • Conscience – Taxes for Peace, Not War : campaigning organisation which works to create a world where taxes are used to nurture peace, not pay for war.
  • Schumacher Institute : “independent think tank for environmental, social and economic issues.”
  • New Internationalist : “reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.”
  • Christian Aid : “works globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality.”
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