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26 December 2017
Transforming conflict at the root
by Abigail Darton
Abigail Darton reports back on her first few months as a Quaker peaceworker, placed with Leap Confronting Conflict.
22 December 2017
From soldier to peaceworker
by Wayne Sharrocks
Wayne Sharrocks reports back on his first few months as a Quaker peaceworker, placed with the Peace Pledge Union.
20 December 2017
4 ways to hold courageous conversations
by Lisa Cumming
As the holidays approach and families prepare to spend time together, Lisa Cumming offers four tips on how to disagree well.
14 December 2017
Taking action to ban nuclear weapons forever
by Sahdya Darr
As the nuclear weapons ban wins international peace plaudits, Sahdya Darr reviews the UK government's position – and outlines how we can push for the change we need.
10 December 2017
‘Humbled and exhilarated’: Quakers and the 1947 Nobel Peace Prize
by Lisa McQuillan
December 2017 marks 70 years since Friends in Britain and in the USA were awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. Lisa McQuillan looks back at the story behind the award – one that continues to inspire visitors to the Library in Friends House today.
17 November 2017
Finding more in common: Quaker interfaith work
by Marigold Bentley
During Interfaith Week, Marigold Bentley considers the ways Quakers engage in interfaith work, and the deeper spiritual value of building these relationships.
9 November 2017
Remembering the conscientious objectors of World War I in Kansas City
by Jane Dawson
On the centenary of the USA's involvement in World War I, Jane Dawson reflects on how conscientious objection was one of the sparks that ignited a century of change.
1 November 2017
Witnessing for peace at a time of Remembrance
by Marigold Bentley
As Remembrance Day approaches, Marigold Bentley reflects on ways to emphasise the cost of war and reaffirm a commitment to working for peace.
23 October 2017
Elections in Kenya: Nonviolent activists stand up for peace
by Tobias Wellner
Turning the Tide activists in Kenya are helping communities to become peacemakers as political violence escalates, writes Tobias Wellner.
20 October 2017
Taking action on militarism
by Ellis Brooks
Ellis Brooks outlines recent developments in the rise of militarism in British society and introduces a new resource for anyone looking to resist it.