Category Archives: Peace

QCEA reads #1: Radical Empathy by Terri E. Givens

QCEA reads is a new series reviewing books related to QCEA’s values and work on peace, justice and equality. Working in Brussels on EU policy, policy briefs to read are some of the most common literature we are exposed to

QCEA reads #1: Radical Empathy by Terri E. Givens

QCEA reads is a new series reviewing books related to QCEA’s values and work on peace, justice and equality. Working in Brussels on EU policy, policy briefs to read are some of the most common literature we are exposed to

Merchants of Death, Disrupting ‘business as usual’

by Atiaf Alwazir* On the morning of Tuesday 14 September, I was on the DLR train heading to ExCel Centre in London’s docklands. I traveled to London from Brussels to witness and participate in actions against the Defence & Security

Merchants of Death, Disrupting ‘business as usual’

by Atiaf Alwazir* On the morning of Tuesday 14 September, I was on the DLR train heading to ExCel Centre in London’s docklands. I traveled to London from Brussels to witness and participate in actions against the Defence & Security

European militarism impedes climate action

by Atiaf Alwazir* “Zero pollution for healthier people and planet,” was the theme of the EU Green Week. Yet one of the largest sources of carbon pollution in Europe remains hidden from view and was barely mentioned all week.  As

European militarism impedes climate action

by Atiaf Alwazir* “Zero pollution for healthier people and planet,” was the theme of the EU Green Week. Yet one of the largest sources of carbon pollution in Europe remains hidden from view and was barely mentioned all week.  As

Peace needs practice

This post is taken from introductory and concluding remarks by QCEA’s head of peace programme Atiaf Alwazir made at our conference called Peace education: Evidence and opportunities held jointly with Quakers in Britain. More information on QCEA’s work on peace: http://www.qcea.org/peace/. Given

Peace needs practice

This post is taken from introductory and concluding remarks by QCEA’s head of peace programme Atiaf Alwazir made at our conference called Peace education: Evidence and opportunities held jointly with Quakers in Britain. More information on QCEA’s work on peace: http://www.qcea.org/peace/. Given

France and UK: Govern with Truth not Trump tactics

Last week the British government proposed a free speech law to address what they described as the “chilling effect on campuses of unacceptable silencing and censoring”. Anyone who might reasonably consider themselves to have been denied a platform for their

France and UK: Govern with Truth not Trump tactics

Last week the British government proposed a free speech law to address what they described as the “chilling effect on campuses of unacceptable silencing and censoring”. Anyone who might reasonably consider themselves to have been denied a platform for their

Vaccine solidarity – the key to protecting human lives and the global economy

The pandemic is a chance for us to come together as humans I truly believe that the current Covid-19 pandemic, not unlike the climate crisis can be seen as a chance as well as a test for humanity. Will we

Vaccine solidarity – the key to protecting human lives and the global economy

The pandemic is a chance for us to come together as humans I truly believe that the current Covid-19 pandemic, not unlike the climate crisis can be seen as a chance as well as a test for humanity. Will we

Projects to develop new weaponry profit main arms exporters and are not properly “ethically-assessed”

In 2014, the EU co-legislators (Council and Parliament) adopted a pilot project for military research worth €1.5 million. In the following years the budget dedicated to military research and development (R&D) increased exponentially: from half a billion Euro in 2017-2019,

Projects to develop new weaponry profit main arms exporters and are not properly “ethically-assessed”

In 2014, the EU co-legislators (Council and Parliament) adopted a pilot project for military research worth €1.5 million. In the following years the budget dedicated to military research and development (R&D) increased exponentially: from half a billion Euro in 2017-2019,

Walking the long road to gender inclusivity and peace

Clémence Buchet-Couzy, QCEA At QCEA I follow and seek to influence the latest policy developments, but we are an organisation that is aware of the work we have done in our previous decades, and are we are able to learn

Walking the long road to gender inclusivity and peace

Clémence Buchet-Couzy, QCEA At QCEA I follow and seek to influence the latest policy developments, but we are an organisation that is aware of the work we have done in our previous decades, and are we are able to learn

Unethical and amoral. How the EU weapons programme neglects human rights

Bram Vranken, Vredesactie In the coming years, the European Union will spend billions of euros on the research and development of military equipment through the European Defence Fund. This poses fundamental ethical, legal and societal questions. Despite the issues at

Unethical and amoral. How the EU weapons programme neglects human rights

Bram Vranken, Vredesactie In the coming years, the European Union will spend billions of euros on the research and development of military equipment through the European Defence Fund. This poses fundamental ethical, legal and societal questions. Despite the issues at

Why Eurosatory should be closed for good – and for the good of the world (Part 2)

[Catch-up with Part 1 here] The interconnectedness of things: Why we need to have a holistic approach to security If there’s one lesson we’ve learned – or should have learned – from this pandemic, it is that no problem can

Why Eurosatory should be closed for good – and for the good of the world (Part 2)

[Catch-up with Part 1 here] The interconnectedness of things: Why we need to have a holistic approach to security If there’s one lesson we’ve learned – or should have learned – from this pandemic, it is that no problem can