Category Archives: Quakers

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

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