SWISS QUAKERS

School Climate Protests 15 March 2019

It began with a Swedish 9th grader Greta Thunberg in August 2018 and as of tomorrow on the 15 March 2019 Earth Strike will count tens of thousands of school children supported by some of the world’s biggest environmental groups demanding that governments reduce...

Hate Speech Tracker #EP2019 and #choose respect

A message from Andrew Lane, the director of Quaker Council for European Affairs QCEA will be launching a new website (chooserespect.eu) on anti-migrant political discourse in European Parliament elections.  (Recall that the elections are coming up in May 2019.) We are...

Thoughts on non-violent communication

“Our diversity invites all of us to speak, of which we know (think, belief) to be true in our lives and to learn from others.” from Quaker Faith and Practice 1.01   Thoughts of a friend on the topic of the Annual Meeting Although not a Quaker, still an...

SYM Business Meeting in Bern 20 Oct 2018

What is a Quaker Business Meeting? Simply put, it is a meeting to work out shared decisions in the life of the community.  As there is no priests or paid staff, it is up to the members to make decisions and do the administrative jobs that make community life...

70th Anniversary of Quakers and the Nobel Peace Prize

Yesterday marked the the 70th anniversary of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Friends Service Council and American Friends Service Committee, representing British and Americans Quakers more widely. Read further on the Quaker Strong Rooms blog from the Library of...