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A Quaker Vision of Europe

As members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), one of the peace churches, we believe in
that of God in everyone. We believe in non-violent approaches to conflict resolution, in the intrinsic
equality of all people everywhere, and in a sustainable way of life for everyone that the one
earth we share can support.

On the basis of these fundamental beliefs, QCEA makes representations on behalf of European
Quakers to those in decision-making roles on issues relating to:

  • Peace
  • Human Rights
  • Economic Justice
  • Democratic Governance
  • Sustainable Energy Security

QCEA calls on the European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe to contribute to a Europe which is peaceful, compassionate, open and just in its dealings among the Member States as well as with
the countries and peoples beyond their boundaries.

This Quaker Vision of Europe, available in English, Dutch, French and German, was agreed by the Quaker Council for European Affairs in September 2009. QCEA represents Quakers in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom and through the Europe and Middle East Section of Friends World Committee for Consultation in: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Dubai, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, and Spain.

“A Quaker Vision of Europe” in English (PDF – 331 KB)

“Een Quaker Visie op Europa” in het Nederlands (PDF – 1.7 MB)

“Un Vision Quaker de l’Europe” en français (PDF – 1.7 MB)

“Eine Vision Europas Aus Quäker-Sicht” auf Deutsch (PDF – 1.7 MB)