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Quaker Peace & Social Witness

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Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW) is the central peace and service department of British Friends, and represents them at national level on issues of peace and social justice. It facilitates dialogue to build greater understanding of these issues, and disseminates outcomes and ideas. QPSW works with Quaker and other partners to put this understanding into action on a variety of projects within Britain and around the world. It gives considerable support to QUNO Geneva.

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Stories of COP26 and Quaker action.

We’ve been hearing stories from the isles of Scotland to Wales and right to the tip of Cornwall and many places in between
Published: 03 December 2021

COP26 Coalition banner drop as COP26 begins
Published: 01 November 2021

COP26 begins

International meeting for worship on COP26
Published: 31 October 2021

Rebecca Woo on COP26

Rebecca Woo from QPSW's Economics and Sustainability team has been working with Quakers around the country to give workshops
Published: 22 October 2021

Why we’re calling for polluters to pay for the damage they cause

"We all know the impacts of the climate crisis are getting worse.
Published: 22 October 2021

Green Your Money

What step will you take to green your money in the run up to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November?
Published: 22 October 2021

Witness consultation

What can Quakers in Britain do to help you change the world?
Published: 21 October 2021

Countdown to COP26

We've put together a timeline of actions in the run up to the UN climate talks in Glasgow from 1–12 November 2021 – COP26.
Published: 21 September 2021

Quaker resistance to the DSEI arms fair

The Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair is taking place again this September in East London.
Published: 13 September 2021

Global Campaign on Military Spending UK – take part in its inaugural Annual General Meeting

The Global Campaign on Military Spending UK (GCOMS UK),
Published: 10 September 2021

Against drone tests

Quaker Peace & Social Witness has endorsed protests against US military drone tests in UK skies.
Published: 24 July 2021

UN climate talks: how do we seize this moment?

What is COP 26? What is being negotiated? What can you do to take action?
Published: 19 July 2021

Manchester & Warrington Area Meeting vigil for justice

On 4 and 5 June, Friends from Manchester and Warrington Area Meeting held a vigil
Published: 08 July 2021

Conversations with Quaker activists

Welcome to QPSW Spring Sessions 2021 - What love can do: How Quaker faith impels us to act in the world.
Published: 03 June 2021

A brief story of climate justice: from slavery to now

Welcome to QPSW Spring Sessions 2021 - What love can do: How Quaker faith impels us to act in the world.
Published: 25 May 2021

Sign up for the biggest European Quaker conference in 2021!

Are you interested in peace education? Would you like to meet people from across Europe and beyond,
Published: 20 May 2021

Campaigning for peace together with your “opponent”

Welcome to QPSW Spring Sessions 2021 - What love can do: How Quaker faith impels us to act in the world.
Published: 18 May 2021

Working with decision-makers in challenging times

Welcome to QPSW Spring Sessions 2021 - What love can do: How Quaker faith impels us to act in the world.
Published: 13 May 2021

Helping Quaker faith and witness to thrive

Oliver Robertson reports how the developments in Quaker Life and Quaker Peace & Social Witness aim to provide more impact,
Published: 10 May 2021

Quakers and the peace movement.

Welcome to QPSW Spring Sessions 2021 - What love can do: How Quaker faith impels us to act in the world.
Published: 04 May 2021

Engaging with conflict and challenging hate.

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world" - Ann Frank, Diarist.
Published: 03 May 2021

Join the Relay to COP26

The Young Christian Climate Network is coordinating this relay walk from Cornwall to Glasgow
Published: 30 April 2021

Use our guide to plan your climate action

The Economics & Sustainability team at QPSW has put together this new resource that will support you to explore social action
Published: 30 April 2021

Difficult conversations in difficult times

Welcome to QPSW Spring Sessions 2021 - What love can do: How Quaker faith impels us to act in the world.
Published: 27 April 2021

Our unstoppable faith in action

Welcome to QPSW Spring Sessions 2021 - What love can do: How Quaker faith impels us to act in the world.
Published: 20 April 2021

COP26 - Online worship sharing

West Scotland Area Quaker Meeting invites you to join this Quaker worship sharing event.
Published: 11 April 2021

Journey to COP26

An invitation for people of all faith communities and none to join together remotely and share our belief
Published: 10 April 2021

Celebrating where we love: Journey to COP26.

The Loving Earth Project invites you to this session which will help you prepare to make a textile panel
Published: 09 April 2021

Planning for action on demilitarisation

In the midst of the pandemic, the government has announced the biggest % increase in military spending in almost 70 years.
Published: 14 March 2021

UN climate talks:

6 ways for Quakers to secure our climate future
Published: 24 February 2021

Longterm aims for Quaker Peace & Social Witness renewed

2021 is a year of exciting change within Quaker Peace & Social Witness. A new five year strategy,
Published: 20 February 2021

Quaker pro-migration statement delivered to UK Home Office

On Migrant Rights Day, 18 December 2020, the Sanctuary Everywhere team delivered a statement in support of migrants to the UK
Published: 20 February 2021

Statement on Migration sent to Home Office

On the 18th December this statement was delivered to the Home Office
Published: 20 February 2021

Migrants Day plea for justice

Shortly ahead of International Migrants Day, working together, Quakers in Britain, American Friends Service Committee,
Published: 20 February 2021

Quaker Faith In Action

Dear Friends
What a strange and difficult year this has been. Here at Quaker Peace & Social Witness,

Published: 22 December 2020

Building a peaceful and just society

Prophets and Reconcilers is a one day conference on Christian and spiritual peace making
Published: 25 April 2020

QPSW Conference 2020

A conference aimed at those fairly new to Friends or to the work of Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW), and at QPSW
Published: 20 March 2020

2020 QPSW Spring Conference

Quaker witness takes many forms – it can be both personal and shared, loud and quiet,
Published: 20 March 2020

QPSW Spring Conference 2020 – Journeys of Witness

Keynote speakers will be Esther Leighton and Sam Donaldson.
Published: 20 March 2020

New publication from Land Value Tax group

The Quaker Land Value Tax Group has produced the enclosed publication
Published: 07 November 2019

climate action project seeking host meetings

If your local meeting has been thinking about how to support climate action or move forward with your work on the new economy
Published: 26 August 2019

Power Beyond Borders

Turning the Tide, a QPSW programme supporting nonviolent action for positive social change,
Published: 26 July 2019

Sustainability & new economy workshops

Would you like to explore how to build a more just and sustainable economic system with your Quaker worshipping community,
Published: 10 May 2019

Journeys of Witness – QPSW Spring Conference

The QPSW Spring Conference will be held in March 2019.
Published: 22 March 2019

Sanctuary Everywhere Skillshare

Organised by QPSW. For Friends who wish to dismantle racism and challenge immigration law.
Published: 22 March 2019

Peace Education Network: Gender, race & nuclear weapons

Organised by QPSW. Skillshare to be led by peaceworker Joe Jukes.
Published: 11 March 2019

Featured event: Stop The Arms Fair: It Starts Here

A full weekend of nonviolent direct action to stop one of the world's largest arms fairs this September.
Published: 08 March 2019

Quakers uphold the Stansted 15 at sentencing solidarity demo

Quakers from Chelmsford, Oxford, Hastings, Cambridge and London were outside Chelmsford Crown Court on 6 February to support
Published: 27 February 2019

Climate strike: young people demand government action

Ellis Brooks and Isabel Cartwright from the Peace Education team heard about the UK Climate Strike, so they went to
Published: 27 February 2019

New blog: Finding the courage in hope

"[Hope is] something that we can get better at over time by doing more of, and we create by taking action based in our
Published: 27 February 2019

We are recruiting for UK Peaceworker

We are looking for people with a commitment and passion for peace work to work in a UK peace organisation,
Published: 27 February 2019

Earth and Economy

News oneconomics and sustainability from Quaker Peace & Social Witness (february 2018)
Published: 28 February 2018

Recruiting for 2 QPSW UK based peaceworkers

One year fi xed term contracts with UK peace organisations starting in September 2018
Published: 28 February 2018

Help QPSW take action on climate change

Quaker Peace & Social Witness and Friends across the country are calling on the UK government to tackle climate change.
Published: 28 February 2018

Earth and Economy

News oneconomics and sustainability from Quaker Peace & Social Witness (January 2018)
Published: 27 January 2018

QPSW Relief grant and Simmons grant applications open next month

QPSW Relief grants of up to £4,000 per year for a maximum of three years
Published: 03 September 2017

QPSW Spring Conference 2017

Journeys of Witness
Published: 24 March 2017


Listen to the new podcast from Quaker Peace & Social Witness at
Published: 12 March 2017

Survey from North Wales Credit Union Group

The North Wales Credit Union Group, supported by Quaker Peace & Social Witness, would like you to fill in their survey.
Published: 12 March 2017

Earth and Economy - January

Welcome to January's Earth and economy update!
Published: 12 March 2017

New economy booklet

Quaker Peace & Social Witness’ new economy booklets explore what an economy in tune with Quaker testimony might look like.
Published: 09 March 2017

November's Earth and economy update!

In this issue, we have updates from the New Economy Project, the launch of the End Hunger UK campaign,
Published: 26 December 2016

Talks, events and retreats 2

Quaker Activist Gathering
Published: 03 December 2016

Apply for a QPSW Sustainability & New Economy grant

Got ideas for a project that will help to build low-carbon, sustainable communities or a more just kind of economics?
Published: 03 October 2016

Vision for a criminal justice system

a view from the Quaker Peace & Social Witness Crime, Community & Justice Sub-committe
Published: 25 May 2016

Principles for a New Economy

QPSW is pleased to launch its New Economy project.
Published: 14 January 2016

Castle or Community? Quakers' role in building the new Europe

A joint QCEA-QPSW Conference
at d'Oiseau (Birdsong) Conference Centre, Brussels, Belgium.

Published: 04 December 2015

QPSW Autumn Conference

A changing world: Changing the way we work
Published: 30 October 2015

Aims of Quaker Peace and Social Witness

Published: 14 July 2015

The Unseen March

The Unseen March is a five-minute film from Quaker Peace and Sociall Witness
Published: 08 July 2015

QPSW Sustainability and New Economy Grants

Apply now for up to £2,000 for a sustainability project or a project that builds a more just economic world.
Published: 08 July 2015

New QPSW Climate justice flyer.

for engagement and discussion.
Published: 08 July 2015

Climate Lobby - Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 2PW

Join QPSW to come together with 1000s of other people to talk to our newly-elected MPs after May’s general election,
Published: 17 June 2015

QPSW Spring Conference

QPSW Spring Conference
Published: 13 March 2015

Quaker Equality Week Starts

This is being organised by Manchester and Warrington Social Justice Group (supported by QP&SW).
Published: 06 March 2015

End Hunger Fast

Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW) is supporting End Hunger Fast,
Published: 01 March 2015

Engaging Faiths in the nuclear issue.

28th February 2015 Friends House 11am - 4pm a conference organised by QP&SW and Religions for Peace.
Published: 28 February 2015

Quaker statement in Gaza

Published: 25 December 2012

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