As Quakers we believe that faith is expressed through action. Quakers and Quaker meetings live out this belief in their communities. We share these stories here.
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Quakers transform meeting house into emergency shelter for rough sleepers
When heavy snow hit Weston-super-Mare, Friends were ready to take immediate action for people experiencing homelessness.
Towards equality: a Quaker campaign for a Land Value Tax
Jocelyn Gaskell of Yealand Local Meeting is challenging unequal land ownership with a Land Value Tax campaign. She invites others to join her.
Welfare for all: walking for the common good
Kendal and Sedbergh Friends report back on their 50-mile pilgrimage for the welfare system.
Not in our name: Pilgrimage for the welfare system
The story of a pilgrimage organised by Kendal and Sedbergh Area Meeting to bear witness against the dismantling of the welfare system.
Tackling inequality through credit unions
North Wales, UK
Quakers in North Wales are working to combat inequality by supporting individual Quakers and meetings to get involved in local credit unions.
Break up the banks? We need a banking revolution!
A London Quaker shares how they were led to increase awareness about the UK's banking system and how to change it.
Launching the Exeter Pound
Exeter Meeting used a QPSW Sustainability and New Economy grant to raise the profile of the Exeter Pound, an initiative of Transition Exeter.
Raising concerns around TTIP
Tom Leimdorfer of North Somerset Area Meeting tells how he raised concerns around the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) through a local council motion.
Making us more equal
In February 2015, Luton and Leighton Area Meeting held a conference on inequality to explore what action might be taken.
Led to action on the Living Wage
Responding to economic inequality and injustice in the UK, a Lancaster Quaker shares how she felt led to campaign for the Living Wage.
Inequality affects us all: Stone Quaker vigil
Stone Quakers held a two hour vigil in the High Street on Friday, 13 March 2015 as part of Quaker Equality Week.