The Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) was founded in 1979 to promote the values of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the European context. QCEA, based in Brussels, is an international, not-for-profit organisation.
As members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), one of the peace churches, we believe in that of God in everyone. We believe in non-violent approaches to conflict resolution, in the intrinsic equality of all people everywhere, and in a sustainable way of life for everyone that the one earth we share can support. On the basis of these fundamental beliefs, QCEA makes representations on behalf of European Quakers to those in decision-making roles on issues relating to:
- Human Rights
- Economic Justice
- Democratic Governance
- Sustainable Energy Security
QCEA calls on the European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe to contribute to a Europe which is peaceful, compassionate, open and just in its dealings among the Member States as well as with the countries and peoples beyond their boundaries.