Quakers in Wirral and Chester Quakers are working to support many activities and campaigns for a better world. Check out the links below to find out what is going on.
Quaker Concern for the Abolition of Torture
British Quakers are deeply concerned at the continued existence of torture and at the recent attempts to justify it in the context of the "war on terror", by countries that would previously have condemned it.
On the Q-CAT website you'll find information about the ongoing campaign against torture, and how to get involved.
Northern Friends Peace Board
Their aim ever since 1913 is 'to advise and encourage Friends, and through them their fellow citizens, in the active promotion of peace in all its height and breadth'.
For more information have a look at the website Northern Friends Peace Board.
Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI)
The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel is a World Council of Churches (WCC) initiative to accompany Palestinians and Israelis in their nonviolent actions and to end the occupation.
The main activities of EAPPI are monitoring and reporting violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, and supporting acts of nonviolent resistance alongside local Palestinian and Israeli activists.
There's more information on the EAPPI website.
Chester Action for Palestine
CAP works to provide practical help for Palestine and support cultural links between Palestine and Chester and the surrounding area. The latest project is to work with the University of Chester to establish a link between children in Cheshire and Bethlehem using Drama as a means of communication and self-expression.
Quaker Concern for Animals
Quaker Concern for Animals witnesses to the divine in all creation and works for the protection of animals and the promotion of their rights. We take a spiritual yet practical approach and are committed to the defence of our fellow species, whilst appealing to that of God in everyone. We campaign peacefully, wherever we feel our voice might make a difference, working towards that time when the eyes of human animals are fully open to the suffering of all of God’s creation. There's lots more on the Quaker Concern for Animals website.
Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network
QARN works to change the way that Refugees and Asylum Seekers are treated, to ensure that justice and compassion are the guiding principles. You'll find more details on the QARN website.
Asylum Link Merseyside
Asylum Link is an organisation dedicated to assisting Asylum Seekers and Refugees and to raising public awareness around Refugee issue. More details...
Flower Memorial for Hiroshima & Nagasaki
This memorial ceremony helps us remember the victims of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. It takes place each year at 8 pm on 6 August by the bandstand in the Groves in Chester. It includes readings and prayers and the dropping of flowers on the river.
For more information please contact Dai Owen by email
Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW) has an email discussion group on the topic of legislation that affects civil liberties and the Quaker response to it, including a database of such legislation. For more information please contact QPSW via email: email@example.com.
Transition Town Chester
Transition Chester is a group that hopes to contribute to the changes required to bring about a sustainable future for Chester. The group is focused on two key challenges: climate change and peak oil. While climate change is well documented and visible in the media, peak oil remains under the radar for most people. You'll find more details on the Transition Town websites for Chester and West Kirby.
Chester Stop the War Coalition
The Coalition has worked in the Chester area to focus on questions of peace and justice, ranging from the replacement of Trident to the invasion of the Palestinian West Bank. This is in addition to its main purpose of stopping the war by the United States and its allies against 'terrorism' – as seen in Iraq and Afghanistan. To get in touch or find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org
World Development Forum
This Forum is a partnership of local groups and individuals, all committed in their different ways to working for the worldwide ending of poverty and hunger, through sustainable development. More details...