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Stories of witness

Quakers and Quaker meetings all over the country are taking positive action in their communities. Find out more about some of the inspiring things already happening from our Be Inspired! pages or read the latest stories below.

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Where Quakers are taking action

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Witnessing for peace on Armed Forces Day

When Armed Forces Day came to his home town, John Morris and other Friends wanted to challenge it. The 'tradition' came into existence in 2009 and this year Guildford was chosen as the hub of national activities. John Morris, a Guildford Quaker, wanted to challenge what he saw as a “cruel joke” meant to persuade the British public that war is a solution....[read more]

Climate change lobby of MP

As an attender at Totnes Quaker Meeting, I joined with several others to lobby our MP. We are lucky to have a very active local Quaker, who rallied us, arranged the meeting with our MP, and arranged preparatory meetings. Our meeting was civil, as even though we were frustrated by her lack of urgency we focused on areas of agreement....[read more]

Martha House

Martha House received a Sustainability & New Economy grant to support community activities around a house that hosts destitute migrants....[read more]

Over the Top: Military influence in our schools and society

We're Journeymen Theatre Company and last year we were approached by Central England Peace Committee to devise and produce a theatre-based response to WWI. What we were led to do was to make a play which combined elements from WWI and 21st century conflicts but which also highlighted the insidious and inexorable march of military influence in schools....[read more]

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