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TTIP and sustainable development – an update

  In May 2016 Quakers in Britain, together with the Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) wrote to European Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström and (then) UK Prime Minister David Cameron about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership (TTIP). Our letters explained that many Quakers, in both Europe and the US had deep concerns about the proposed […]

Symposium on tax justice in Scotland

    Saturday, 29th October, 2016, 10.00 am to 11.50 am Edinburgh Independent and Radical Book Fair, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG   Elizabeth Allen, a member of General Meeting for Scotland’s Parliamentary Liaison Function Group, explains more about the Symposium and her hopes about how it could […]

Brexit, TTIP & the future of UK trade policy

If you are one of the many Friends who has been campaigning against the Transatlantic Trade & Investment partnership (TTIP) – a major trade deal being negotiated between the European Union (EU) and United States, you may well be wondering what happens next following the UK’s decision to leave the EU. Quaker Peace & Social […]

New Economy Webinar – Questions and Comments?

Thanks to all those Friends who joined Steve Mandel, Gill Westcott and myself for the Principles for a New Economy webinar yesterday.  We had a wide ranging discussion on topics including safeguarding natural resources, monetary reform, debt and what we mean by ‘economic success’. I hope you found the session useful and that you’ve come away […]

Road Maps to Equality: 24 Oct, Birmingham

Second Birmingham Conference on Inequality – practical ways forward for Quakers Saturday 24th October – 10.30 – 16.30, Bull Street FMH Birmingham   Keynote speaker: Paul Parker, BYM Recording Clerk: Working for Equality – how it links with our faith   We hope that this conference will lead to practical action and that participants will […]

End Austerity Now march

20 June, 11.30 am.  Central London Quakers will be gathering to march together at this People’s Assembly national march and demonstration to “End Austerity Now”. Meet under the Quaker banner outside St Etheburga’s (78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG) at 11.30, leaving at 11.50 to join the start of the march. Please let Anne Wilkinson know if you […]

Quaker Equality Week: What Next?

During Quaker Equality Week Quakers across the country united to publicly challenge economic inequality.  On Saturday 20 June  Manchester & Warrington Area Meeting will host an event to share and celebrate what was achieved during Quaker Equality Week and to think about what we should do next. When: 10.30-16.30, 20 June 2015 Where: Central Manchester […]

QPSW economics & sustainability team at BYM

The QPSW Economics Sustainability & Peace team will be running or contributing to a number of sessions at Britain Yearly Meeting 2015. If you are interested in learning more about our work or would like to have a chat with one of  us, do come along to one of the following. Saturday 2nd May Principles […]

Budget 2015: Some thoughts from QPSW staff

The budget is a significant event in the life of any parliament. It’s a government’s biggest opportunity of the year to set out its strategy for using the country’s shared economic resources for the common good. What does- or doesn’t – get included in the Chancellor’s speech says a lot – both about our priorities […]

Quakers call for action to tackle economic inequality

News Release 04 March 2015   Quakers call for action to tackle economic inequality   Quakers in Britain are calling upon the next government to take urgent action to tackle economic inequality. From Friday, Quaker Meetings throughout Britain will take part in Quaker Equality Week– a week of action, 6-15 March – designed to highlight […]