Finding a European Quaker voice for the moment

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This year has been dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We mourn the significant loss of life that that has resulted from the pandemic, as well as the separation, loneliness and other consequences it has had. The lockdowns and social distancing required to control the spread of the virus are having significant economic consequences, forcing radical shifts Continue reading

Observations of a Mennonite Peace Committee on the Island of Lesbos in September 2020

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Report live from Lesbos from the Mennonite Peace Committee study group (*)

A small group of the German Mennonite Peace Committee was present on the island of Lesbos from September 11-19, 2020. Until the last minute there was no certainty that this trip could take place. So we are happy that we were able to undertake this adventure, even though much of what we saw and experienced was deeply disturbing.

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Why compassion must be at the heart of our response to Channel crossings

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Over the last few months, hundreds of fragile and overloaded boats have made the perilous Channel crossing in search of a refuge. For many of the men, women and children on board, this is the last leg of a dangerous journey that has taken them months or even years… The government has described these arrivals as “invaders” as if they came to fight a war rather than to find refuge. The response chosen was a military one, READ MORE….

New Blog “Passerelles” by QCEA

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The Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) launches its new blog in French called Passerelles. Aimed at a French-speaking audience, Passerelles “will publish radical reflections on human rights in Europe from a diverse range of contributors”. Another way of working for peace, justice and equality in Europe.

Link to QCEA’s blog: Passerelles