Category Archives: Quakers

Why using the language of war is counterproductive in our global public health crisis: some reflections from self-isolation

Clémence Buchet–Couzy is Peace Programme Assistant at QCEA. One of the things that has really struck me in today’s peculiar times is the rhetoric of war used by many political leaders to talk about the COVID-19 situation. Such rhetoric seems

Why using the language of war is counterproductive in our global public health crisis: some reflections from self-isolation

Clémence Buchet–Couzy is Peace Programme Assistant at QCEA. One of the things that has really struck me in today’s peculiar times is the rhetoric of war used by many political leaders to talk about the COVID-19 situation. Such rhetoric seems

Sowing the seeds of peace in Ukraine

QCEA’s Peace Programme Assistant Clémence Buchet–Couzy saw peace education in action on a recent visit to Ukraine, a country which has been defined by violent conflict in recent years. Here’s her account of the experience. On November 21-23 I was

Sowing the seeds of peace in Ukraine

QCEA’s Peace Programme Assistant Clémence Buchet–Couzy saw peace education in action on a recent visit to Ukraine, a country which has been defined by violent conflict in recent years. Here’s her account of the experience. On November 21-23 I was

A week to celebrate peace education – and encourage global action

Within the last week, there have been several occasions to celebrate peace education. On the 24th of January, UNESCO, a long-time champion of peace education, observed the first annual International Day of Education. And today, January 30th, is the “School

A week to celebrate peace education – and encourage global action

Within the last week, there have been several occasions to celebrate peace education. On the 24th of January, UNESCO, a long-time champion of peace education, observed the first annual International Day of Education. And today, January 30th, is the “School

Equality and peacebuilding: my experience with QCEA and the Border Meeting

Marcie Winstanley, a young Quaker and political activist from the UK, shares her experience of attending an international Quaker gathering on the theme of equality. The Border Meeting was founded more than sixty years ago to bridge the divides of

Equality and peacebuilding: my experience with QCEA and the Border Meeting

Marcie Winstanley, a young Quaker and political activist from the UK, shares her experience of attending an international Quaker gathering on the theme of equality. The Border Meeting was founded more than sixty years ago to bridge the divides of

The weight of expectation

This is the second part of a two-part blog series on the EU’s uncertain future direction in light of Brexit, populism and other challenges. To read the first section, click here. In awarding the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the

The weight of expectation

This is the second part of a two-part blog series on the EU’s uncertain future direction in light of Brexit, populism and other challenges. To read the first section, click here. In awarding the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the

On British cherry-picking, and other rotten fruit

While Brexit is not a focus of QCEA, our work on peace and human rights makes one thing abundantly clear to us: from foreign aid and migration policy to the global sanctions regime, the EU really is “the only game

On British cherry-picking, and other rotten fruit

While Brexit is not a focus of QCEA, our work on peace and human rights makes one thing abundantly clear to us: from foreign aid and migration policy to the global sanctions regime, the EU really is “the only game

How can the media contribute to building peace in Syria?

On Wednesday 6 June, QCEA and YPFP co-organised a policy discussion at Quaker House on The Role of the Media as a Peacebuilding Tool in Syria. It was the second in a series of events linking peacebuilding tools with geographic

How can the media contribute to building peace in Syria?

On Wednesday 6 June, QCEA and YPFP co-organised a policy discussion at Quaker House on The Role of the Media as a Peacebuilding Tool in Syria. It was the second in a series of events linking peacebuilding tools with geographic

Faith in Commission appointments

The sudden, unusual and controversial appointment of Martin Selmayr to be the new Secretary General of the European Commission has been dominating offstage conversations in Brussels for a more than a month. The small Brussels bubble media has provided almost

Faith in Commission appointments

The sudden, unusual and controversial appointment of Martin Selmayr to be the new Secretary General of the European Commission has been dominating offstage conversations in Brussels for a more than a month. The small Brussels bubble media has provided almost

Opportunities for the EU to build long-term peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina

What is happening? On Monday March 5, QCEA and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) held the first of a series of events that link peacebuilding with geographic case studies. This one looked at the role of the EU in

Opportunities for the EU to build long-term peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina

What is happening? On Monday March 5, QCEA and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) held the first of a series of events that link peacebuilding with geographic case studies. This one looked at the role of the EU in

Quakers and European Politics

Quakers and European Politics was the subject of a course in Birmingham at the weekend. It was organised as a partnership between Woodbrooke (Meet – Stay – Learn) and the Quaker Council for European Affairs. It mostly attracted Quakers who

Quakers and European Politics

Quakers and European Politics was the subject of a course in Birmingham at the weekend. It was organised as a partnership between Woodbrooke (Meet – Stay – Learn) and the Quaker Council for European Affairs. It mostly attracted Quakers who