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Parachutes and rainsticks: young children learn listening skills through play. Photo credit:Jane Hobson
Quakers welcome Equal Protection from Assault bill
Thursday, 14 March 2019

Quakers in Scotland are welcoming a change in the law to move Scotland to become a more non-violent nation.

Banner saying "Immigrant rights are human rights"
Quakers welcome ambition for human rights in Scotland
Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Quakers in Scotland have produced this briefing for the Scottish Government debate on Human Rights on Thursday 13 December 2018

Opposing War Memorial Design
Quakers ask MSPs to support Conscientious Objectors memorial
Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Quakers in Scotland are asking MSPs to support a proposed Conscientious Objectors memorial in Princes St Gardens, Edinrburgh, which will be debated in the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 5 Decembe

Peace pins produced by International Voluntary Service, available from Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House
Quakers in Scotland welcome Parliament Debate on UN International Day of Peace
Sunday, 16 September 2018

Quakers in Scotland welcome the Members Business Debate on the UN International Day of Peace 2018, taking place on Tuesday 18 th September.

Scottish Parliament recognises child rights and welfare concerns around armed forces activities in schools
Monday, 4 June 2018

Quakers in Scotland and ForcesWatch welcome the recommendations made in a report from the Scottish Parliament about armed forces activities in schools.

Thanks for the white poppies
Saturday, 9 December 2017

Parliamentary Liaison officer Mairi Campbell-Jack got this rather nice hand written letter in the post.

White and red poppies
Wearing poppies for hope and remembrance
Friday, 3 November 2017

In these sombre days of Remembrance, many wear red or white poppies. Some wear both together.

Quakers welcome Scottish Government's fracking ban
Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Quakers in Britain welcome the decision by the Scottish Government to ban fracking. They say the decision is a key step in tackling the climate crisis.

Working towards economic justice in Scotland
Friday, 29 September 2017

Friends will be aware that GM’s Parliamentary Engagement Working Group (PEWG, previously known as the Parliamentary Liaison Function Group) organized a symposium on economic justice in Leith last O

Discussion with European Commission coordinator for the rights of the child
Monday, 20 March 2017

Mairi Campbell-Jack, Parliamentary Engagement Officer for Quakers in Scotland and members of Action of Churches Together in Scotland and Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office met with Margar

Creating a just Scotland - Transforming our land and taxation policies
Saturday, 19 November 2016

Scottish Quakers, through the Parliamentary Liaison Group, held a symposium on Saturday 29 October on the subject of tax and land reform.

Petition opens dialogue on armed forces visits to schools
Saturday, 24 September 2016

A  joint Quaker/ForcesWatch petition on the military  presence in Scottish schools, which was signed by over 1