Our work - Parliamentary engagement

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Quakers on a march against Trident
Quakers on a march against Trident

Quakers have a long history of advocating peace and a high standard of truth and equality. Quakers in Britain employ an Edinburgh-based Parliamentary Engagement Officer, Mairi Campbell-Jack, to carry on with this work in the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood.

Mairi’s work is overseen by the Parliamentary Engagement Working Group which has one representative from each Area Meeting on it.

Mairi’s priorities are:

Other areas which have received attention are

  • Prisoner Voting Rights
  • Children’s Rights
  • Tax
  • The Arms Trade
  • Israel/Palestine

News

Who owns Scotland's land
Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Over 700 people attended  the

Villagers scour rubble for belongings scattered during the bombing of Hajar Aukaish - Yemen - in April 2015
Quakers challenge using public money to support arms manufacturers
Thursday, 6 June 2019

Quakers challenge the practice of using public money to support arms manufacturers, even if that money is targeted at secondary areas such as training and development.

Parachutes and rainsticks: young children learn listening skills through play. Photo credit:Jane Hobson
Quakers welcome Equal Protection from Assault bill
Thursday, 14 March 2019

Quakers in Scotland are welcoming a change in the law to move Scotland to become a more non-violent nation.