Posts Tagged: Quakers

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

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

Decision time: Will Europe divert public money to the arms trade?

In December 2013 the governments of the 28 countries in the EU unanimously agreed that supporting their national arms manufacturers was a priority. The idea was proposed initially in response to the economic crisis, but it was quickly supported by

Decision time: Will Europe divert public money to the arms trade?

In December 2013 the governments of the 28 countries in the EU unanimously agreed that supporting their national arms manufacturers was a priority. The idea was proposed initially in response to the economic crisis, but it was quickly supported by

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

Rejecting violence and embracing our neighbours

The recent murders in Paris were intended to provoke a military reaction that could be used to attract vulnerable people to Daesh’s violent ideology. It was an attempt to divide communities, but one that each of us has the power

Rejecting violence and embracing our neighbours

The recent murders in Paris were intended to provoke a military reaction that could be used to attract vulnerable people to Daesh’s violent ideology. It was an attempt to divide communities, but one that each of us has the power

We CAN choose loving and effective responses

Between January and September 2015 an estimated 2,400 people have drowned in the Mediterranean whilst trying to reach Europe. We CAN choose loving and effective responses A tiny proportion of the world’s people have no choice but to flee oppression

We CAN choose loving and effective responses

Between January and September 2015 an estimated 2,400 people have drowned in the Mediterranean whilst trying to reach Europe. We CAN choose loving and effective responses A tiny proportion of the world’s people have no choice but to flee oppression

EU Referendum: What are the implications for PEACE?

Is peace better served by the UK being part of the European Union or out of it? It’s a complicated question with different answers depending on who you ask and what their priorities are. Peace covers a broad spectrum from

EU Referendum: What are the implications for PEACE?

Is peace better served by the UK being part of the European Union or out of it? It’s a complicated question with different answers depending on who you ask and what their priorities are. Peace covers a broad spectrum from

Military ‘train and equip’ policy will not bring peace

In late June 2015 the heads of government of the 28 European Union (EU) Member States will meet in Brussels to discuss their Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). They are expected to agree a clearer commitment to strengthening military

Military ‘train and equip’ policy will not bring peace

In late June 2015 the heads of government of the 28 European Union (EU) Member States will meet in Brussels to discuss their Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). They are expected to agree a clearer commitment to strengthening military

EU Militarism: It’s Time to Scrutinise Old Ideas about Security

The Quaker Council for European Affairs was recently invited to participate in a meeting with the UN ‘Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order’, Alfred de Zayas. His role was created by the UN Human

EU Militarism: It’s Time to Scrutinise Old Ideas about Security

The Quaker Council for European Affairs was recently invited to participate in a meeting with the UN ‘Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order’, Alfred de Zayas. His role was created by the UN Human