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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Reflecting on the ethics of long-term imprisonment
Ben Jarman, a Quaker at Westminster Local Meeting, has worked in prisons for years. What has the experience taught him, and how has his Quaker faith shaped his outlook?
Quakers raise funds for refugees with sold-out choir concert
By combining the skills and passion of meeting members, Nailsworth Quakers raised over £8000 for local and international charities.
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.
Supporting expectant mothers who have fled war, sexual violence and trafficking
Joanna Doherty has helped create a welcoming space for 70 women asylum seekers in Croydon. Here is how that came about – and what's next.
Penrith Quakers paddle England's second longest lake to raise money for refugees
Ten Quakers. Four canoes. Nine miles. One Force 5 gale. Here's how they made it happen.
Opposing immigration detention
Bridget Walker reports on the current condition of immigration detention in Britain.
Moses baskets for children
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Janis Leslie got involved with an organisation putting together a basket of basics for mothers and babies who need them.
Monthly gathering with refugees
Swindon Quakers organise a monthly gathering for refugees and asylum seekers. Local Quakers felt it was important that people felt welcome.
Mulberry Tree Community Garden
Tottenham Quaker Meeting have created a community garden in their meeting house grounds, bringing people together from across the community.
Housing destitute asylum seekers
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Keith and Ethel Burdett took a leap of faith and invested their life savings in two properties to house vulnerable asylum seekers.
Welcoming asylum seekers to Lancaster
Lancaster Quakers were moved to action as the refugee crisis unfolded. This shifted from campaigning to practical action as people started arriving.
Supporting Bristol City of Sanctuary
Bristol Redland Quakers support the Bristol City of Sanctuary project through regular action including support for a shop distributing clothes and household supplies to refugees.
Working together to support refugees locally
Maria Haines shares how a local group worked together to support refugee families in north Wales.
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.
Speaking out against discrimination and injustice
Quakers oppose government actions which discriminate against people because of who they are or where they were born. Sue Hepworth explains where this conviction began for her.
Water injustice in Nairobi
Turning the Tide groups in Nairobi are working together to address the injustices that limit their access to a clean water supply.
Three Acres and a Cow
Three Acres and a Cow is a show about the history of land rights and protest in the UK, told through folk song, storytelling and poetry.
A positive message on immigration
A Quaker shares her story of promoting a more positive message on immigration.
Tottenham, London, UK
Martha House, which provides accommodation for destitute forced migrants in Tottenham, was supported by a QPSW Sustainability and New Economy grant.
Engaging young people in the general election
Bootham School – a Quaker school in York – engaged their students in the general election by hosting a hustings event and holding a mock election.
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.
Engaging with the 2015 general election
In the lead up to the 2015 election, Quakers in Gloucestershire came together to explore key issues and engage with parliamentary candidates.
Quaker questions to candidates
In the lead up to the general election in 2015, Manchester and Warrington's Social Justice Group sent questions to parliamentary candidates.