Sustainable Security

Living Witness Summer School

Monday, August 5, 2013 to Friday, August 9, 2013
Support for Friends in becoming a low carbon sustainable community. £160
If you are interested in attending or helping out with this event, please contact – Dee Sayce at [email protected] or 01663 308656

Walkers' message delivered at Menwith Hill

Statement from Northern Friends Peace Board Walk of Witness
at Menwith Hill, CAAB Independence From America Day, 4th July 2013

We are a group of Quakers from the Northern Friends Peace Board, an organisation dedicated to the ‘active promotion of peace in all its height and breadth.’ This year we are celebrating our centenary.

Over the past five days we have walked the 35 miles from Richmond Castle to Menwith Hill, linking two significant sites of peace witness which span our hundred years.

Centenary Conference - report

‘In marking the centenary of the Northern Friends Peace Board we wanted to use the inspiration of the past to take us on into the future of peace-making.’ With these words Jenny Hartland welcomed the 85 Friends who had gathered for the day in York Friargate Meeting House to mark the founding of the Board in 1913.

Call for a new approach to our common security

Press Release:

On the day when World Military Spending for 2012* will be announced, thirty nine organisations will come together to promote the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (15 April 2013). These include Pax Christi, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Quaker Peace & Social Witness, Christian Ecology Link, Student Christian Movement, Northern Friends Peace Board , War on Want and Campaign Against Arms Trade.


We will list here a small selection of paid and unpaid opportunities for Quakers peace work and related activities. Please contact us if you have an opening that we might publicise here.
Peace Education School Speaker – Greater Manchester – Voluntary
Details from CND

For news of events, from courses to demonstrations, public meetings to workshops, go to our calendar page

Sustainable Security

The world is made less secure by economic inequalities, resource depletion and competition, the threat of climate change and the unequal and unaccountable use of political power.
We aim to promote …

  • questioning and challenging the mind-set underpinning these problems
  • tackling the roots of insecurity
  • promote the building of peace and sustainable security by non-military means

We are currently involved in collaborative work, helping to promote the Rethinking Security initiative.

We also offer workshops for Quakers and others on the theme of Rethinking Security.

Addressing peace in this way is about making connections between issues of economics, environment, social justice etc. These are links to related organisations

Below are some links to earlier resources that we had produced.

Read our Statement of Concern

Security for the common good – building the conditions of peace

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Our work

Overall aims

NFPB was set up to ‘advise and encourage Friends in the North, and through them their fellow citizens, in the active promotion of peace in all its height and breadth’. Our members meet during the year in full members’ meetings and we undertake projects and specific activities in relation to a number of the concerns raised and considered at these meetings.

Social media

Information on the range of concerns of our members is shared via our Facebook page and via Twitter

Engaging the Powers

Friday, February 22, 2013 to Sunday, February 24, 2013

How can we work for peace and sustainability while answering that of God in everyone, particularly those in power?. Retreat at Quaker Community, Bamford

Global Restorative Climate Justice -what might it look like

Friday, June 7, 2013 to Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Making of Good Economy

Friday, March 8, 2013 to Sunday, March 10, 2013

This weekend offers the opportunity to think afresh about the kind of economy we might want and have. David Cadman will question the present convention of ‘economic growth’ and discuss the underlying principles that might shape what he has called ‘The Good Economy’. At Charney Manor in Oxfordshire


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