Quakers Condemn All Acts of Violence
The work of peacemaking and peacebuilding in our homes, in our communities, in our nations and between our nations is never ending. The Quaker faith community continues to pursue peace in all its nonviolent forms, believing that each human life is precious.
Quakers lovingly uphold all those affected by the recent tragedies. People of all faiths should be able to live and worship in peace.
Along with others, Quakers find themselves re-examining their own lives in the light of the extreme times we live in. Quakers are reminded to “Search out whatever in your own way of life may contain the seeds of war. Stand firm in our [peace] testimony, even when others commit or prepare to commit acts of violence, yet always remember that they too are children of God.
Paul Parker, Recording Clerk, on behalf of Quakers in Britain June 2017
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Quakers Stand Alongside Victims of Racist Policies
Quakers in Britain have responded to the global unease about recent political developments around the world with a clear statement asserting that, “Humanity needs leaders of integrity and conscience, ready to be held to account by individuals and institutions, national and international."
In the statement made today (Saturday 4 February 2017) by their representative body, Meetings for Sufferings, Quakers say, “There can be no peace without justice; no love without trust; and no unity without equality. Our faith urges us to welcome the stranger as our equal and friend, feed those who are hungry and shelter those who are homeless, needy and frightened.
“Alongside Quakers in the USA, and their American Friends Service Committee, we stand with those whose lives are blighted by racist, discriminatory policies and those whose faith is denigrated by association with a tiny violent minority."