Videos of the keynote speeches from the QCEA/QPSW Europe and Economic Justice conference are now available!

Videos of the keynote speeches from the November 2013 QCEA/QPSW – Europe and Economic Justice conference can now be found on QCEA’s website and YouTube. The conference focused on the the causes and consequences of the current European economic crisis, the alternatives to austerity and how Quakers can contribute to the … More…

Conference 2013: Europe and Economic Justice – Guaranteeing a fair share

Europe and Economic Justice: Guaranteeing a fair share 15th-17th November 2013 in Brussels What are the causes and consequences of the European economic crisis? What alternatives are there to austerity? How can we, as Quakers, contribute to the building of a just and sustainable economy which meets human needs without … More…

Report: The Social Reintegration of Ex-Prisoners

QCEA’s past work on the Women in Prison project, and our research into the use of Alternatives to Imprisonment, brought into focus the dysfunctions of prison systems in many European countries. In many cases prisons are overcrowded, and if there is a unifying philosophy beyond simply coping with record levels … More…

Discussion Paper – Responses to the Call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

This discussion paper examines what boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) consist of and looks at the origins of the call for BDS against Israel. It goes on to discuss the variety of options available to Quakers across Europe who are interested in BDS in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Discussion Paper: The Middle East Conflict

This discussion paper focuses on a minute from a QCEA Council meeting that states: It is clear to all of us that the situation is an incredibly complex one, with tremendous suffering of all people involved in the conflict playing a great role. Thus it is clear to us that it … More…

Report: Be Patterns, Be Examples

2010 is the year in which Quakers reflect on the 350-year history of our Peace Testimony. This volume, published to mark that occasion, brings together a number of documents which provide an insight into the thinking which supports the Peace Testimony. “Be Patterns, Be Examples – Reflecting on 350 years … More…

Report: Transforming Impasse

Unless humanity reduces its global greenhouse gas emissions by 85 per cent or moreover the next 40 years, we risk catastrophic impacts on ecosystems and human life. European Union emissions should be cut by more that this since our current levels are double the world average. However current EU and … More…

Briefing paper: the 2009 European Parliamentary elections

The European Parliament Elections took place over a period of 4 days from 4 to 7 June 2009. This was be the 7th time that the European Parliament is directly elected by the citizens of Europe, and as it happens, the largest-ever transnational democratic election in history, electing over 700 … More…