Recent public letters, statements and government submissions on issues of concern to Quakers.

We regularly speak out on behalf of Quakers in Britain. Many of these statements are made by Meeting for Sufferings, the national Quaker representative body.

This section contains only the most recent letters, statements and submissions. A wider range of briefings and statements can be found in our interfaith, peace and social justice resources. If there is a particular document you are interested in which does not appear on this page, please email politics@quaker.org.uk.

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    Public statements

    Joint churches denounce suspension of the Dubs policy. A statement made with the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church, and the United Reformed Church.

    Call for a ban on fracking. A statement from Meeting for Sufferings calling for a ban on fracking.

    Quakers stand alongside victims of racist policies. A statement from Meeting for Sufferings expressing solidarity.

    Joint Churches news release about replacing Trident (PDF). A statement made with the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church, and the United Reformed Church.

    This is not a full list of public statements. A wider range of statements can be found in our interfaith, peace and social justice resources.

    Public letters

    Letter in the Sunday Telegraph about the Equality Act. The Recording Clerk, Paul Parker, signed a joint letter coordinated by the Equality Trust.

    Letter to the Prime Minister about the Human Rights Act. The Recording Clerk signed a joint letter coordinated by the British Institute of Human Rights.

    Interfaith climate statement sent to Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary General. Signed by Quakers in Britain, Friends World Committee for Consultation and Quaker United Nations Office.

    From time to time we also write private letters to Ministers or other officials. We find these useful as we try to build relationships and quietly change opinions.

    Political submissions

    Submission to the Scottish Parliament on Asylum and Destitution (PDF). A joint submission from the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Britain, General Meeting for Scotland, and the Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network.

    Petition on militarisation in schools. A joint petition submitted by Quakers and Forces Watch. The petitions committee is expected to hear evidence from John Swinney MSP in April 2017.

    A submission has also been made to the Scottish Parliament on fracking, and a link will be placed here as soon as it is published by the Scottish Parliament.

    This is not a full list of political work. Find out more about our current parliamentary work or contact us at politics@quaker.org.uk.

    Current joint campaigns

    End Hunger. We are part of the End Hunger campaign which works to ensure that everyone has access to good food.