Two peace/disarmament message from Friends House:
Lobby UK government to take part in UN nuclear disarmament conference
From May 14–16, the UN General Assembly will hold a United Nations high-level international conference on nuclear disarmament. The UK government has not yet decided whether or not it will attend.
The UK government agreed to the bombing of Nagasaki. It has not yet agreed to attend the UN nuclear disarmament conference in May (pic: Wikimedia)
The UK has a responsibility to seize all opportunities to engage with the vast majority of member states on the agenda of nuclear disarmament. We are encouraging Friends to use our latest resource available at www.quaker.org.uk/nuclear-disarmament to lobby their MP or MSP about UK participation in the conference.
Urge UK government to seek political and diplomatic solutions in Syria
We have been receiving emails and calls from Friends asking what they can do in response to the launch of airstrikes in Syria.
We are encouraging Friends to use our Guide to taking action to urge the UK government to seek political and diplomatic solutions to the situation in Syria. The guide contains several actions Friends can take; it is available here.
In either case please send Sahdya Darr an email at email@example.com if you write to your MP or MSP.