2021

Upcoming event: Is COP26 enough? Peace, Militarism, and the Climate Crisis: a missing piece

A recording of this event is now available in our Youtube channel. The Northern Friends Peace Board, the Quaker Council for European Affairs and Quaker Peace and Social Witness are jointly organising a virtual interactive event: “Is COP26 enough? Peace, Militarism, and the Climate Crisis: a missing piece” When:   Saturday 29 January 2022 Speakers: Rep. …

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Heads of Quaker Agencies call on Friends to work both inwardly and outwardly

This week, QCEA’s Head of Peace Programme, Atiaf Alwazir, met with the Heads of seven international Quaker organizations at a three-day meeting from 6 – 8 December 2021. Some gathered at Friends House London while others joined virtually. The group shared ideas on Quaker concerns over climate justice, peacebuilding and dismantling institutional racism and oppression. …

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Around Europe #389 – out now

The new issue of Around Europe is here! Issue #389 brings you news our work, from around Europe of course, and about staff changes at Quaker house. Read Around Europe by clicking this link: CLICK HERE  Read Around Europe in single page view: CLICK HERE

Statement: Amid pandemic and climate emergency, global peacebuilders call on governments to invest in peace

Together with over 200 international and domestic peacebuilding organisations, QCEA has signed a joint statement calling on governments to work for peace. The statement highlights the need for a new global partnership to mainstream peace, justice, and inclusion central to efforts to transform our world and respond to the challenges we face. Peace is not …

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COP26: QCEA signs call to action

QCEA has signed a call to action by the Conflict and Environment Observatory (CEOBS). The call urges governments to commit to meaningful emissions cuts at COP26. CEOBS is an initiatives launched in 2018 with the primary goal of increasing awareness and understanding of the environmental and derived humanitarian consequences of conflicts and military activities. There …

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New UN report on systemic racism: A hope for the future?

On 28 June, the UN published a report called “Promotion and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of Africans and of people of African descent against excessive use of force and other human rights violations by law enforcement officers”. During the drafting process of this report, the Office of the High Commissioner for …

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Three-day online conference on peace education

The Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) and Quakers in Britain are inviting you to attend an online conference on the possibilities of peace education: Evidence and opportunities, which will take place online in the afternoons of 20-21-22 May 2021. The aim of the conference is to explore together how education can sow the seeds of sustainable …

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