Seeking transformation, not retribution in East Africa
21 March 2019 by Lisa Cumming
Quakers have long supported peace building and peace builders internationally.
In East Africa we support peace builders to change the core conditions that lead to violent conflict. We implement the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel.
Quakers manage the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI), bringing people from around the world to the West Bank to offer protective presence to vulnerable communities and to monitor and report human rights abuses. They join Palestinians and Israelis who work in nonviolent ways for peace.
Quakers in Britain aims to expand and deepen the influence and ability of grassroots peace activists in Eastern Africa to change the core conditions that lead to violent conflict.
We help local change agents use strategies of active nonviolence to challenge corruption and abuses of power in Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi.
An exhibition and book featuring peace builders from sub-Saharan Africa, all of whom have experienced some form of violence. Using photographs and personal testimonies, this exhibition traces the journeys that have transformed that suffering into a force for social change.
Quakers have a long history of occasional quiet assistance in peace processes overseas in areas as diverse as Sri Lanka, Northern Ireland, Israel-Palestine and South Africa.