Category Archives: Quakers

New report on European Quakers’ response to forced migration

It has been said that Quakers have a simple faith in a complicated world. It is an experimental faith, a doing faith. Each generation has faced situations that have challenged their faith, and Quakers have responded according to their individual

New report on European Quakers’ response to forced migration

It has been said that Quakers have a simple faith in a complicated world. It is an experimental faith, a doing faith. Each generation has faced situations that have challenged their faith, and Quakers have responded according to their individual

QCEA 2017: Promoting Peace and Human Rights

Quakers from across Europe gathered at QCEA’s General Assembly last weekend. They finalised changes to how our organisation is governed, began to shape our new peace programme, and commissioned a second work programme promoting human rights. There was extensive discussion

QCEA 2017: Promoting Peace and Human Rights

Quakers from across Europe gathered at QCEA’s General Assembly last weekend. They finalised changes to how our organisation is governed, began to shape our new peace programme, and commissioned a second work programme promoting human rights. There was extensive discussion

QCEA needed more than ever

~~QCEA General Assembly member Peter van Leeuwen shares his view on QCEA’s role after the UK referendum on membership of the European Union. The Brexit referendum resulted in a 52% – 48% decision that the UK will leave the EU.

QCEA needed more than ever

~~QCEA General Assembly member Peter van Leeuwen shares his view on QCEA’s role after the UK referendum on membership of the European Union. The Brexit referendum resulted in a 52% – 48% decision that the UK will leave the EU.

EU Referendum: A calmer conversation is possible

Last week the Quaker Council for European Affairs led calmer conversations with Quakers and the wider public in London, Porthmadog, Liverpool and Manchester. These meetings offered an alternative to the off-putting and largely irrelevant debate in the media. One of

EU Referendum: A calmer conversation is possible

Last week the Quaker Council for European Affairs led calmer conversations with Quakers and the wider public in London, Porthmadog, Liverpool and Manchester. These meetings offered an alternative to the off-putting and largely irrelevant debate in the media. One of

BREXIT – A view from the Netherlands

~ QCEA Council member Peter van Leeuwen shares his view on the UK’s referendum on membership of the European Union. This is not the first time that Britain has considered walking away from European cooperation. In 1955 the British government

BREXIT – A view from the Netherlands

~ QCEA Council member Peter van Leeuwen shares his view on the UK’s referendum on membership of the European Union. This is not the first time that Britain has considered walking away from European cooperation. In 1955 the British government

TTIP threatens success of Paris climate agreement

It is a month after the Paris agreement to tackle climate change was finalised, but the debate has yet to die down. The deal has been welcomed by many – indeed the fact that 195 countries reached an at least

TTIP threatens success of Paris climate agreement

It is a month after the Paris agreement to tackle climate change was finalised, but the debate has yet to die down. The deal has been welcomed by many – indeed the fact that 195 countries reached an at least

Britain may Sell its Shares in Peace

Despite having been a pioneering signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights in 1950, the UK is considering withdrawing and damaging the entire basis of the Rule of Law on the European continent.

Britain may Sell its Shares in Peace

Despite having been a pioneering signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights in 1950, the UK is considering withdrawing and damaging the entire basis of the Rule of Law on the European continent.

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The Spiritual Roots of Social Change

QCEA was recently invited to participate in discussions on the role of religion in public affairs. The discussions were fascinating: depending on the religion from which one views the question, the answers differ. The question is, how can religion play

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The Spiritual Roots of Social Change

QCEA was recently invited to participate in discussions on the role of religion in public affairs. The discussions were fascinating: depending on the religion from which one views the question, the answers differ. The question is, how can religion play

Landscape and history

I recently had an opportunity to do some walking around what Quakers call the ‘1652 Country’. To those, like me, who are not very familiar with English geography, let me explain that this is north of Lancaster, on the western

Landscape and history

I recently had an opportunity to do some walking around what Quakers call the ‘1652 Country’. To those, like me, who are not very familiar with English geography, let me explain that this is north of Lancaster, on the western