In the midst of World War I, Quakers worked to ensure the recognition of the right to refuse to kill.
Before the UK General Election, the Northern Friends Peace Board produced a short leaflet encouraging candidates to build security through non-military means.
In the run up to Remembrance Day Quakers, along with many others, will be wearing white poppies.
Quakers in Scotland have responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on Changing Civil Partnerships Registered Outwith Scotland To Marriage In Scotland.
Members of the Scottish Quaker Community Justice Network have written to Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, and Christine Grahame MSP, Convener of the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee, in support of the Howard League Scotland’s call for a reversal of the decision to proceed with HMP Inverclyde as a 300-bed replacement for HMP Cornton Vale.
Quakers in Scotland, supported by British Quakers, have responded to the Smith Commission on the future of Scotland's place in the UK. Quakers have a 360 year long history of engagement with national and international affairs, an engagement that is driven by a radical faith in Christianity. The Quaker submission is limited to areas in which Quakers have been and are engaged, and which are immediately relevant to the remit of the Smith Commission.