Quakers want an economic system that has equality, justice and environmental sustainability at its heart.

We take action to help to create this economy. Friends challenge unjust economic structures. We work to build positive, practical alternatives - nurturing a new economy within the old. We strive to learn more about our economic system to inform and inspire our witness.

Quakers say that 'The global economic system is posited on continued expansion and growth, and in its pursuit of growth it is often unjust, violent and destructive' (Minute 23, 2011).

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    Economic inequality

    High levels of economic inequality are damaging the fabric of British society. Quakers across the country are involved in initiatives to support people experiencing poverty and are calling for greater political action to address the root causes of inequality.

    Read more about our work on economic inequality.

    New economy

    Quakers are exploring and articulating a vision of what kind of economic alternatives we'd like to see. We're writing documents to inspire reflection and supporting conversations to happen across the country. We are also supporting Friends to take action to transform our economy.

    Read more about our work building a better economic system.

    Ethical finance

    Our bank accounts, pension funds and investments make us all a part of the global financial system. QPSW provides information and support to Quakers trying to manage financial resources in a way that is consistent with their beliefs.

    Read more about our work promoting ethical finance.


    Quakers are calling for a fundamental rethink of global trade rules so that trade is open to public scrutiny, contributes to fairly shared prosperity and has a positive impact on the environment.

    Read more about our work on trade.