One of the ways we do this today is through our Peaceworker scheme. We employ one-year workers and place them with peace organisations to support their work – at the same time the workers gain experience to help them build a career in the field of peace. The idea is to strengthen relations in the peace movement.
- There have been around 50 peaceworkers in the UK in 20 years. New peaceworkers will begin shortly:
- Sarah Robinson with War Resisters International and Campaign Against Arms Trade in London
- Philip Wood with Scientists for Global Responsibility, in Lancaster
- Hannah Larn with the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace
Quakers strive for peaceful communities. Quakers from Mid Wales Area Meeting have set up a voluntary programme delivering peace education workshops in schools.
Cheshire Quakers, determined to offer an alternative to the armed forces at school career days, set up a stall promoting careers in peace. They gave advice and handouts to young people about how they could work for a safer world.
Find out more about our peace programmes and how Quaker meetings have been taking action in this area.