Quakers have a long history of advocating peace and a high standard of truth and equality. Quakers in Britain employ an Edinburgh-based Parliamentary Engagement Officer to carry on with this work in the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood. There is currently a vacancy for this position.
The officer's work is overseen by the Parliamentary Engagement Working Group which has one representative from each Area Meeting on it.
The priorities are:
Other areas which have received attention are
- Prisoner Voting Rights
- Children’s Rights
- The Arms Trade