Throughout our history, Quakers have sought to live out a deep commitment to peace, simplicity, truth and equality, both individually and as a community, in the ordinary detail of our lives and in the wider world.
Quakers do this in a variety of ways; campaigning and raising awareness around issues of economic and social justice, offering support and guidance to those seeking alternatives to violence, working to challenge and change the circumstances that lead to war, and by seeking to live peacefully within our own homes and communities. Here are some examples of those initiatives, stemming both from Nottingham meeting and Quakers nationally and internationally.
The representative body of Quakers in Britain, Meeting for Sufferings, has made a statement in reaction to the unfolding refugee crisis.
Read more on the British Quakers website here.
In Nottingham, we’ve supported for many years the Nottingham City of Sanctuary project.
The Peace Supper which was postponed from Thursday 3 September will now take place on Monday 12 October 2015.
Bring food to share, meal starts 6 for 6.30pm. Talk by Roger Bromley, emeritus Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Nottingham, starts at 8pm. He will speculate upon peace as a “narrative”. His title will be “War is What Happens when Language Fails: Storying Peace through Cultural Action.” He says he will look briefly at examples from theatre , film and fiction in which conflict and reconciliation are explored, with examples from Rwanda and the Balkans among others. All welcome.