The White Feather Diaries
The real-time story follows five Quakers as the war unfolds, they explore their dilemmas and different choices in a daily blog, Twitter feed and Facebook page. The project will run at incremental periods over three years (2014-2016) up to the anniversary of the 1916 Military Service Act which introduced conscription and recognised conscientious objection. The stories will chart the individuals’ journey of discovery as they find out that opposing war is never easy and being a pacifist is always a brave decision.
By using digital media the project is designed to resonate with an audience who are the same age as those called up to fight during World War I. The interactive nature of The white feathers diaries will create opportunities for discussion and a deeper understanding about the causes of conflict and current peacemaking. The white feathers diaries will raise challenging questions and ask why this is still as relevant now as it was 100 years ago.
- Ekklesia, 15 May 2014 [offsite link - new window]
- Huffington Post, 10 November 2013 [offsite link - new window]