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

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

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.

Commissioning HMP Inverclyde - Scottish Quaker Community Justice Network letter to Justice Secretary
Saturday, 10 January 2015

Members of the Scottish Quaker Community Justice Network have written to Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, and Christine Grahame MSP, Convener of the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee, in support of the Howard League Scotland’s call for a reversal of the decision to proceed with HMP Inverclyde as a 300-bed replacement for HMP Cornton Vale.

Quaker response to the Smith Commission
Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Quakers in Scotland, supported by British Quakers, have responded to the Smith Commission on the future of Scotland's place in the UK. Quakers have a 360 year long history of engagement with national and international affairs, an engagement that is driven by a radical faith in Christianity. The Quaker submission is limited to areas in which Quakers have been and are engaged, and which are immediately relevant to the remit of the Smith Commission.

Isaac Penington CoHousing project for Quakers in Scotland
Saturday, 8 June 2013

Find out more about Isaac Penington CoHousing (Scotland) - a new co-housing project for Quakers in Scotla

Sharing South East Scotland's Sustainability Stories
Friday, 22 March 2013

SSSSS was set up by the area meeting to coordinate our response to Minute 36 from Britain Yearly Meeting in 2011.

Open letter to politicians about cuts and taxation
Monday, 18 April 2011

Quakers in Scotland are writing an open letter to candidates in the forthcoming Scottish elections to urge them to protect services by increasing taxes on the well-off.