350 Years of Working for Peace
Quakers are one of the traditional peace churches and have been working for peace or, as we say in our ‘Advices and Queries’: We are called to live ‘in the virtue of that life and power that takes away the occasion of all wars’. QCEA’s peace programme has focused on the basic premise that the EU and the Council of Europe were conceived as peace projects and that this should remain their guiding principle in all they do. Today, this has particular application in those policies which affect the relationship with other countries and regions in the world.
2011 is seen by many as the 350th anniversary of the Quaker commitment to active engagement in furthering peace. Be Patterns, Be Examples brings together a number of historical and more recent texts which reflect that history together with a current analysis of the European approach to security policy looked at from a perspective of peacebuilding.
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