Challenging Militarism

Remembrance reflections

Quaker responses to remembrance are varied, as this piece on the Quakers in Britain website illustrates. Beyond the summary included in that, we’ve also heard of other Friends’ witness, often with others, around this period. Some are joining with other faiths and churches, such as in Paisley for an interfaith vigil, and in Wythenshaw (South Manchester), promoting a children’s peace art project.

Building the conditions of peace in challenging times

The following is the text of a new leaflet we have available. You can download it here

‘What we can’t do alone we can do together’

NFPB statement in support of Roots of Resistance

Poster - Arms Sales - Point of Deliver

Northern Friends Peace Board supports the Roots of Resistance movement in opposing the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair held in East London from 10 to13 September 2019.

NFPB joins with others in calling on the new PM to prioritise peace

As Boris Johnson became Prime Minister, members of the Network of Christian Peace Organisations have written an open letter calling for the new government to work to ensure a peaceful resolution to the current tensions with Iran as well as seeking security throughout the United Kingdom as Brexit discussions continue.

Iran - call for UK to act to reduce tensions and commit to nuclear disarmament

Following the meeting of Northern Friends Peace Board last weekend, the text below was sent by email today to the Foreign Secretary

Dear Jeremy Hunt,

Meeting in Carlisle: local to international perspectives

On 15 June NFPB members met in Carlisle for their second meeting of 2019. Twenty-seven Friends attended, with a number of local Friends – who made us very welcome – being amongst them.

War School screening: Manchester

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

at 18:00 – Friends’ Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, M2 5NS | About the film:

War School screening: Edinburgh

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 18:30 – 21:00 BST | Grassmarket Picturehouse, Grassmarket Community Project, 86 Candlemaker Row,
Edinburgh EH1 2QA | About the film:

War School screening: Hexham

Saturday, June 15, 2019

St Mary’s RC Church, Battle Hill, Hexham NE46 2EB, part of the Hexham Debates ( | About the film:

War School screening: Llandudno

Saturday, June 8, 2019

St John’s Church, 53-55 Mostyn Street, Llandudno, Gwynedd LL30 2NN, 6pm, organised by Conwy County Peace Group About the film:


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