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Peace education - teaching another way

Manchester - peace education outreach day group discussion

It’s not unusual to begin events in a Quaker Meeting House with a period of silence, but that silence is not so often punctuated by the sound of a large gun. The Peace Education Outreach Day in Manchester was just a short distance from the war memorial in the city centre and took place on 11th November. Many Friends are looking for opportunities to share our concerns for peace in schools; the Armistice Day gunfire underlined the importance of doing this.

Reflection and action

NFPB members met in Dunblane on the 27th September, the bright autumnal air being filled with the sound of bagpipes as we gathered in worship. The meeting came at a poignant time, being just nine days after the referendum on Scottish indepdendence and at the end of the week in which the UK parliament voted to undertake air-warfare against Islamic State in Iraq. These were major items on our agenda, as we reflected on our priorities and opportunities for action for peace in both contexts.

New posters available - and YMG news

Poster - 'There is Another Way'

We had our new posters printed in time to take a good supply to the Quaker ‘Yearly Meeting Gathering’ at the beginning of August and were pleased to see Friends liked them. The posters consist of three reproductions of earlier designs, which we hope will be useful for those wanting to mark the centenary of the First World War over the coming four years with a message of peace. The fourth is a new poster, reflecting our concerns for promoting peaceful approaches to the range of potential and actual conflicts in the world.