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Quakers in Australia

Peace Action

Quaker Peace Testimony of 1660

Quakers expressed their commitment to pacifism in the Quaker Peace Testimony, issued to King Charles II in 1660 AD:

We utterly deny all outward wars and strife and fightings with outward weapons, for any end or under any pretence whatsoever. And this is our testimony to the whole world. The spirit of Christ, by which we are guided, is not changeable, so as to command us from a thing as evil and again to move unto it, and we do certainly know, and so testify to the world, that the Spirit of Christ, which leads us into all Truth, will never move us to fight and war against any (person) with outward weapons, neither for the kingdoms of this world.

Quaker action alerts

The Quaker Peace and Legilsation Committee encourages to take action towards a more peaceful world. Their Action Alerts provide background information and arguments for lobbying politicians. To see a list of current Action Alerts, click here.

Quaker witness for peace

Quaker Nonviolence Calendar

Quaker nonviolence activist David Johnson has put together a Nonviolence Calendar which provides inspiring information about non-violent action taken every day of the year. To visit the calendar,Quaker Nonviolence Calendar

Silent vigils

  • Brisbane, King George Square: Vigil against war, 5–6 pm on the first Friday of each month
  • Melbourne, on the steps of the old General Post Office, Bourke Street: Vigil against injustice towards Indigenous people at 12 noon on Monday

 

Quakers lobbying for peace and social justice

Quakers send regular letters on peace and social justice issues — Peace - Public Statements.

 

Quakers are involved in many peace organisations

 

 

 

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