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20 September 2019
To mark the International Day of Peace on 21 September, Quakers have joined a myriad of peacebuilding organisations from around the world to issue a statement to call on governments to move from commitment to action on peace.
4 September 2019
Many hundreds of Quakers were among people of faith who for nine hours brought to a halt the set-up in London of one of the world's largest arms fairs.
30 August 2019
This week the global arms trade comes to London. At DSEI, arms companies sell weapons of death and destruction, repression and injustice, to military delegations. Thousands of protestors, including hundreds of Quakers, will be there, to stop the arms fair.
30 August 2019
Quakers in Britain are challenging government plans which could emphasise punishments in Britain's classrooms. Instead, Quakers urge a restorative approach, saying that head teachers cannot simply force peace on schools; they need to equip children and young people to be peacemakers.
5 August 2019
Two atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 killed and maimed many thousands of people. This week the overwhelming devastation is being commemorated with vigils, prayers, peace walks and a determination to work for peace. Quakers around Britain will be among many remembering the lives lost.
20 June 2019
Quakers in Britain welcome the legal decision that UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen are unlawful and applaud the dedicated work of Campaign Against Arms Trade taking this through the courts.