Posts Tagged: Quakers

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

Building Peace Together relevant to EU plans

We’ve had lots of feedback since publishing Building Peace Together on February 20. Many have said that it is a timely input into debates on how peacebuilding can be used to address violent conflict, rather than traditional interventions. Two years

Building Peace Together relevant to EU plans

We’ve had lots of feedback since publishing Building Peace Together on February 20. Many have said that it is a timely input into debates on how peacebuilding can be used to address violent conflict, rather than traditional interventions. Two years

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

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