Quakers challenge new government on top priorities

By agency reporter
December 18, 2019

Quakers in Britain have responded to the outcome of the general election by challenging the new government to make progress on key priorities:

  • A just transition to a net-zero carbon economy. The Conservative party has pledged to take action on climate breakdown. Quakers challenge the government to prioritise this and ensure that the economic transition puts the most marginalised people first.
  • A culture of welcome. Quakers will continue to oppose the hostile environment and will challenge the government to seize this opportunity to create a humane and fair immigration system.
  • Transforming justice. Quakers will encourage the Conservative party to focus on its manifesto pledges around prevention and rehabilitation, rather than those around longer sentencing.
  • Promoting peace. Quakers challenge the new government to promote peace and nonviolence across the UK and abroad.
  • Quakers want to work with the new government to build a fairer, greener society.

They encourage politicians from all parties to come together in the national interest.

Quakers are committed to peace. They will continue working towards reconciliation in our deeply divided society.

* Quakers are known formally as the Religious Society of Friends. Around 23,000 people attend 478 Quaker meetings in Britain. Their commitment to equality, justice, peace, simplicity and truth challenges them to seek positive social and legislative change.

* Quakers in Britain https://www.quaker.org.uk/

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