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Church representatives reflect on Brexit
Sunday, 10 July 2016

Quakers were among seven member churches of Action of Chuches Together in Scotland who met in Edinburgh on Monday 4th July to share initial thoughts, questions and concerns over the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

ACTS delegation at the European Commission, April 2016
Scottish Quakers visit Brussels
Monday, 13 June 2016

Pamala McDougall and Joyce Taylor report on their visit to Brussels from 5th to 7th April as part of an Action of Churches Together in Scotland (ACTS) delegation to the European Commission.

What can Quakers do about militarism?
Wednesday, 20 April 2016

What can Quakers do about Militarism: a workshops across the UK in May to explore how Friends can increase public awareness, debate and scrutiny of militarisation in society.

Report on the event at the Scottish Parliament to mark 100 years since the Military Service Act
Saturday, 2 April 2016

This event, organised by Mairi Campbell- Jack the Scottish Quaker Parliamentary Engagement Officer on behalf of Quakers in Scotland, was hosted by Patrick Harvie MSP.

2016 Scottish Election: A Guide for Quakers
Thursday, 31 March 2016

The 2016 Scottish Election Guide for Quakers in now onlin

Parliamentary Engagement Office - first 14 months
Thursday, 25 February 2016

A short report on the first fourteen months of the Parliamentary Engagement Officer role.  

Cadet forces saluting
Petition on Military Visits to Scotland’s Schools
Thursday, 18 February 2016

The Scottish Government is being urged to investigate the way the armed forces operate in secondary schools and strike a “new deal” for children.

Quakers mark century of the right to refuse to kill
Saturday, 16 January 2016

In the midst of World War I, Quakers worked to ensure the recognition of the right to refuse to kill.

Challenging militarism: Alternative approaches to building security
Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Before the UK General Election, the Northern Friends Peace Board produced a short leaflet encouraging candidates to build security through non-military means.

Quakers respond to terrorism
Wednesday, 25 November 2015

As Parliament prepares to debate next steps in Syria, Quakers in Britain have made

White poppies and remembrance
Friday, 23 October 2015

In the run up to Remembrance Day Quakers, along with many others, will be wearing white poppies.

Our view on Changing Civil Partnerships Registered Outwith Scotland To Marriage In Scotland
Thursday, 26 March 2015

Quakers in Scotland have responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on Changing Civil Partnerships Registered Outwith Scotland To Marriage In Scotland.