handshakeA commitment to peace is relevant at all times and in every sphere of daily life today.

Peace

As Quakers we wish to be peacemakers in all our dealings, whether personal, at work, or on the international stage. Quakers in Britain are perhaps best known for their stand as objectors to war and for their giving of alternative service, for example in the Friends Ambulance Unit in both world wars. But a commitment to peace is relevant at all times - not only in wartime - and in every sphere of daily life today. Besides our witness as individuals, Quakers work for peace at a variety of levels. Locally, for example, we work to introduce peace education and conflict resolution in schools. Nationally, we campaign for disarmament and alternatives to military security. Internationally, Quakers work with institutions in Brussels, Geneva and New York on peace and disarmament concerns. Taken together, this work is our peace testimony.

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