Sustainable Security

Voices from the Ukraine and nurturing peaceful change

wall hanging at Newcastle Meeting House

At our final meeting of 2014, Northern Friends Peace Board members gathered at Newcastle upon Tyne Quaker Meeting House. A well attended meeting was joined by three young men from the Ukraine, who were all gaining experience in community work with children in the East end of Newcastle. They talked about some of the underlying causes of the protests that led to the continuing violent conflict in their home country, mentioning their own experiences of unemployment and corruption as well as participating in the demonstrations a year ago in Kiev.

Sustaining Activism - Never Easy!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Speaker: Lindis Percy, Peace activist since 1980 and co-founder of CAAB (Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases). —
Part of Quakers in York series of Peace Talks
Quaker Meeting House, Friargate, York, YO1 9RL 7.30 – 9.00pm

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.

Living within environmental limits: From science to practice

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Scientists for Global Responsibility conference and AGM 2014
Halton Mill, Halton, Lancaster LA2 6ND, UK


We have have these posters printed in 2014. Three are reproductions of posters produced by Northern Friends Peace Board in the post WW1 period, whilst the other is a new design. If you would like to order some get in touch by email or phone or complete and send the order form with payment
£1.50 individual posters, £4 for all 4, including postage.
Or £1.00 / £3.00 without postage.

Click on the links below for a larger image of the posters and for an order form.

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There is another way

Just over a hundred years ago, NFPB’s Secretary, Robert Long, wrote a powerful piece of text two days after Britain declaring war, asking ‘What Shall We Do?’ . We are producing this simple A5 leaflet in 2014 for Friends and others to use. This may be particuarly appropriate over the period of, and events relating to, the centenary of Britain going to war in 1914 (4th August) but also for other occasions.

New priorities for peace and security

NFPB has been part of small working group, along with other peace and disarmament organisations, preparing for the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) which this year is on 14th April. Although the focus is on that date primarily, the period leading up and after it are valuable opportunities for people to ask questions, challenge assumptions and advocate alternatives to the levels of military spending that our government has committed us to.

'War - and Peace' Residential

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 to Friday, May 16, 2014

at Wortley Hall near Sheffield, organised by the Raymond Williams Foundation . Key note address by Paul Rogers and others, poetry , discussions, film extracts etc

No More Fukushimas No more Nuclear Waste No Nuclear Weapons

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Vigil at Heysham Nuclear Power Station on 3rd Anniversary of the nuclear incident at Fukushima, Japan. 10am at Lancaster Quaker Meeting House for briefing and refreshments before going onto power station at 12 noon, Contact Mo Kelly, 01524 389911

Peace Event, Sarajevo, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014 to Monday, June 9, 2014

The Peace Event will serve as an acknowledgment for all peace initiatives which have been flourishing for decades and areminder that peace still needs to be fostered. Furthermore, it will represent an international exchange platform for debate and information on different topics related to nonviolence and peace. As part of the event there is to be a Youth Camp, for which a bursary is available from Movement for the Abolition of War


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