PeaceLinks: our newsletter for members.
Latest edition Winter 2017/18
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PeaceLinks is the newsletter for members of FoR. Latest edition: June 2017
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Two of the talks from our recent conference in Kinnoull, Scotland, are available to watch online:
Encourage your church to hold a service for peace on 24th September using our free resource.
You can download the Peace Sunday booklet below; more ideas and extra resources like posters at for.org.uk/peacesunday
Nuclear Ban Treaty
Historic negotiations have been taking place at the UN, to negotiate an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons. The treaty has now been adopted and over 100 countries have adopted it.
Unfortunately, the UK boycotted the talks, along with other nuclear-armed states, and even Japan – which experienced devastation at the hands of these weapons. Let’s put pressure on the UK to sign the treaty.
What can you do?
Send Theresa May a message, asking her to support the Nuclear Ban Treaty
Sign the citizens’ treaty
Oxford Quakers Sue Smith and Marieke Faber Clarke have brought out a resource about local Conscientious Objectors. It includes stories from Oxford Friends about their CO family and friends during World Wars I and II. Learn how lives were affected by the taking of this unpopular but courageous stance.
Call the Meeting House on 01865 557373 for paper copies.
A selection of inspiring examples of nonviolent action from 1932 to 2009. Helpful reading on the importance of nonviolent (normative) as opposed to violent (exceptional) responses. Published by FoR, Pax Christi and the Baptist Peace Fellowship (2010). Paper copy available from the office (free).
Scan of the pamphlet. We are working on an interactive version.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to place an order/request a hard copy of any of the resources below:
Cancel Trident flyers
There are two designs: spend on nurses and stop cuts to NHS. These are double-sided so if you need help printing, let us know an we can provide you with copies. These are handy for giving out at NHS cuts-related events (miserably abundant!) and direct people to the CND petition calling the government to scrap Trident. Incidentally, have you signed it?
Study War No More A report on military involvement in 26 UK universities, published by FoR and Campaign Against Arms Trade in 2007. Request a hard copy (£3) or download it here.
Dare to Disarm!
A pamphlet on trust – that peace-professing nations cannot be so whilst continuing to prepare for war. Published by FoR in 1931; just as relevant today. (Scan of the original).
Opposing World War One: Courage and Conscience
An information briefing about conscientious objection and peace activism in the First World War. Published by FoR, Pax Christi, Peace Pledge Union, Quaker Peace and Social Witness and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (2013). Hard copies £1.
Convenient Killing: Armed Drones and the Playstation Mentality
Report produced by FoR, this is a thorough analysis and critique of drone warfare. Contact the office for a hard copy. Published by FoR (2010).
Active Nonviolence Across the World In this booklet, Richard Deats (former Director of FoR USA) has compiled a summary of 30 stories of nonviolent success. Available from the FoR office (£1.75). Published by FoR (2010).
Security for the Common Good The focus of this short briefing is on the component of military expenditure. The authors aim to set out a clear picture of what resources are currently being spent on military security and call on Church leaders and individual Christians to promote a genuinely Christian approach to common global security. Download here. Written and published by FoR and Pax Christi (2009).
We are very grateful to Dave Pybus, who edits PeaceLinks on a voluntary basis.