Peace and Service Consultation
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm and eat your fill” and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead. (James 2: 14-17)
Remember that Christianity is not a notion but a way. (Advices & Queries 2, BYM)
Are you following Jesus’ example of love in action? (Advices & Queries 3, BYM)
Let your life speak. (Advices and Queries 27, BYM)
Friends have a long history of practical witness to their faith and Testimonies through service.
There are many Quaker organisations in Europe and the Middle-East who are working to promote peace, prevent conflict, uphold human rights, advocate economic justice and environmentally sustainable living. The larger Yearly Meetings have Peace and/or Service committees, although even small worship groups may be very active – for instance, Friends House Georgia has been providing invaluable support to refugees following the war in August 2008.
Once a year we hold a Consultation which involves Friends active in such Quaker work. Please look at our Calendar section to see when the next consultation will take place, and at the News section for stories about previous ones.
Quaker Peace and Service Organisations:
American Friends Service Committee
Friends House Moscow
Friends of Ramallah Friends Meeting Quakers
Irish Quaker Faith in Action
Northern Friends Peace Board
Quaker Hulpfonds Netherlands
Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) Geneva
Quaker Council for European Affairs
Quaker Peace and Social Witness
Quaker Voluntary Action