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30 March 2015

 See also the links on the left to visit pages on peace courses, current vigils, resources and links, and to join our regular email update list (email list is for Quakers only).

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2 March 2015

Do you want to take action for peace and learn more about the issues?

Peace Exchange is a resource helping Quakers and non-Quakers alike to do exactly that. It is updated every fortnight. Use the links below to browse Peace Exchange.

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24 February 2015

Educate and disarm

Back issues of the joint newsletter of the peace education, and peace and disarmament programmes.

Disarm... for peace

Disarm... for Peace has now been replaced by Educate and Disarm - a joint newsletter of the Peace & Disarmament programme and the Peace Education programme.

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24 February 2015

We believe that a world is possible where relationships between communities and nations are based on justice and respect, rather than military might.

'You cannot foster harmony by the apparatus of discord, nor cherish goodwill by the equipment of hate.  But it is by harmony and goodwill that human security can be obtained.' (Quaker Faith and Practice 24.40)

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24 February 2015

Children need peace education

Britain is the only country in the EU to recruit 16 year olds to the Armed Forces. Quakers believe that schools receiving input from the military should also include peace education in their curriculum.

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8 October 2014

Stemming from Quakers' challenge to answer 'that of God' in every person, QPSW is committed to working for peace and justice through nonviolent social change.

Nonviolence challenges war, violence and injustice by focusing on the root causes of oppressive use of power, fear and separation. It does not seek to evade conflict, but instead creates alternative approaches to enable conflict to be waged creatively and without harm.

The Quaker commitment to nonviolence and the vision that it represents is known as the 'Quaker peace testimony'.

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15 May 2013

January 2011 marked the 350th anniversary of the declaration of the Quaker peace testimony to Charles II.

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8 May 2013

Around the world Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW) works in partnership with local nonviolent and social justice groups to confront injustice and prejudice and to increase communication and understanding.

These partnerships are with a range of people and organisations that work in their communities on a daily basis to try to heal the divisions of the past and present and to create a better future.

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8 May 2013

Why organise a peace vigil?

A peace vigil is a way of expressing a commitment to peace visibly in the world. Many of us feel a need to do this, especially at times of acute international crisis.

Peace vigils do not - by themselves - stop wars or transform the structures of violence. They are valuable as a visible presence and part of a culture of peace.

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8 May 2013

This talk by Caroline Westgate was arranged by Quaker Peace & Social Witness and Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) as part of the “After the Bomb Dropped: How Hiroshima and Nagasaki Suffered” exhibition at Friends House. Caroline was talking alongside the chair of CND Kate Hudson. Caroline is a member of Northumbria Area Meeting.

The Hiroshima Exhibition was at Friends House on 2 August 2010

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