World War I centenary
Quakers: working for peace on the centenary of World War I
The white feather diaries
Our online project serialising the diaries of five young people who lived during, and opposed, World War I.
The white feather diaries sheds light on the hidden stories of those whose bravery saved lives and changed British legislation leading to a wider recognition of the legitimacy of the right to refuse to kill. It offers insight into overlooked aspects of war: resistance to killing and the relief of suffering.
Hear Geoffrey Durham, writer, broadcaster and Quaker, announce the characters [new window - MP3 audio] of The white feather diaries as part of the launch event of Quakers in Britain four-year World War I centenary project.
Our interactive map includes Quaker events and exhibitions from all around Britain that tell the stories of Quaker involvement in, and resistance to, the War. You or your Quaker meeting can upload events to the map. You can also follow the links to other similar organisations to find out what they are planning.
A downloadable version of “Witnessing for peace on the centenary of World War I: a resource pack for Quaker Meetings” is now available. It contains resources for your meeting, your children’s meeting and for working with other groups marking the centenary, including a newspaper, peace education resources and postcards. To order a free hard copy, please email the Quaker Centre or telephone 020 7663 1030, giving your name, postal address and name of your Quaker Meeting.
Read about the archival resources in the Friends House Library on the Quaker Strongrooms blog.