Charities in Ireland and abroad
The following is a list of charities of interest to Friends.
Grange Meeting website
Lisburn Meeting website
Monkstown Meeting blog
South Belfast Meeting website
Quaker Service deals, inter alia, with Quaker Cottage Belfast and the Monica Barritt Quaker Visitors’ Centre for prisoners’ families and friends at Maghaberry prison. The Quaker Service Website has more information.
Friends‘ Schools, information about Quaker Schools in Ireland (internal link)
Bloomfield Hospital and Care Centre, Dublin.
Inter-Friend Publishers maintains an archive which contains a selection of articles, talks, quotations, the titles of books of Quaker interest, and much other material.
The Friends World Committee for Consultation ensures that Friends of different Yearly Meetings throughout the world keep in touch with each other, and gives support to isolated Friends.
Quaker United Nations Office Over six decades, the Quaker UN Offices have steadily worked to represent Friends’ principles and values, as the world of the UN has changed significantly around us.
Quaker Quest Website. Quaker Quest aims to help you find out about the Quaker way of life, holding workshops in Britain and Ireland.
The Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) is an independent Quaker NGO in Brussels. It works with the Council of Europe, NATO, OECD and other bodies. It represents Friends from twelve European countries, and its function is to promote the values of Friends in the European context.
Quaker Committee for European Affairs – British Committee was set up to help and support th work of QCEA, and is a separate registered charity under UK law.
Britain Yearly Meeting has a headquarters office at Friends’ House, London ; their website gives information of all kinds about Quakers in Britain. Also published from Friends’ House is The Friend, a weekly independent Quaker journal established in 1843. The BYM website on Creating a just and sustainable world gives an outline of ecological ideas.
Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmingham, England.
Young Friends General Meeting, Britain, with news and links about young Friends worldwide.
Quakerism present and past depicted on 77 crewel embroidery “tapestry” panels attractively displayed in the Friends’ Meeting House, Kendal, Cumbria.
See also the Preparing for Peace website.
Quaker Faith and Fellowship is an international Quaker forum for spiritual and other discussion of Quaker issues.
1624country.org.uk is a guide to the country around the area George Fox was born.
Les Quakers en France (in French);
Quakers in Germany (in German);
and in the Netherlands (in Dutch);
Quakers in Switzerland (in French, English and German).
See the Europe page of the FWCC/EMES site for additional links; these are usually in the local language.
There is an informal North American Friends site, run by Russ Nelson, which has a large network of links. For example:
In the USA there is also the Friends General Conference in Philadelphia which unites the unprogrammed yearly meetings; a map of their locations is given.
So far in Latin America we have the Quaker Bolivia Link. Since 1995 Friends have funded and run many development projects among the people of highland Bolivia as a Quaker response to poverty. QBL are based both in the US and in the UK. The website serves both branches of QBL, which has been especially supported by Friends in Ireland who raised money in 2000 to finance the building of the QBL health centre by Lake Titicaca, which has since gone from strength to strength.
Judith Pembleton, Yearly Meeting Secretary, Australia Yearly Meeting Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Australia PO Box 556, Kenmore, QUEENSLAND 4069, AUSTRALIA Phone 617 3374 0135 [07 3374 0135 within Australia]; Fax 07 3374 0317 Email: YMsecretary at quakers dot org dot au
Irish Sites with Quaker input
The Eco Congregation Ireland site gives access to an inter-denominational ecological project of the Irish Inter-Church Meeting. ECI’s aim is to see churches throughout Ireland adopt an eco-friendly approach to worship, lifestyle, community outreach and contact with the developing world.
The Irish United Nations Association (IUNA), of which the objectives are ‘..to promote international and humanitarian understanding and to make known in Ireland the aims and activities of the United Nations and its specialised agencies..’.