This page contains resources which Quaker groups, including local and area meetings, might find helpful in working together to respond to the Yearly Meeting 2022 minute regarding reparations.  Resources and suggestions for using them are shared in the hope that they will be helpful.

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    Learning resources

    British Quakers' Commitment to Reparations

    A Quaker Take is a podcast from Quakers in Britain and Woodbrooke featuring people talking about ideas, faith and activism. This is a special series exploring reparations – more episodes will be added as they are released. Listen here or via a podcast app:

    Find all the shownotes and previous episodes at

    Historical Research

    International Quaker Work on Reparations

    Working with and learning from others

    Wider resources

    The case for reparations

    Principals for reparations

    Undertaking your own research

    Woodbrooke offers support to independent Quaker researchers. Visit Woodbrooke's research pages (offsite link) for more information. Staff are specifically helping Quaker meetings who want to research their historical links to slavery and colonialism. It doesn't have to be formal research or very academically rigorous. Please email

    Staff of the Library of the Society of Friends are also happy to support Friends in this area.

    Library staff have written a Research guide - Slavery and the meeting (PDF) for meetings to explore their links to slavery. The guide was inspired by the research by Ann Morgan at Lancaster Meeting.

    Learning with Woodbrooke

    Woodbrooke, a Quaker learning and research organisation, has a number of relevant sessions and courses over the next few months. These deal with reparations directly, or further the general conversations coming out of Yearly Meeting. All course links are to Woodbrooke's website.

    Find out about Woodbrooke's courses.

    Learning with your own Quaker Community

    Models for activities

    1. Using one of the resources listed below as a starting point, use worship sharing to respond to the following questions:

    • What is uncomfortable?
    • What is helpful?
    • What is emerging?

    2. Opportunities for research and reflection: Where do the legacies of enslavement play out in life in:

    • your meeting
    • your town
    • your area or
    • your country?

    3. How do the legacies of enslavementimpact on:

    • health
    • economic wellbeing
    • education
    • mental health
    • spiritual wellbeing
    • access to justice

    4. Reflecting on our resources, what internal or external resources:

    • do you have?
    • does your family have?
    • does your meeting have?

    How could these be used in a reparative way?

    Inner resources include specific strengths, qualities, and experience, as well as the knowledge and skills you've acquired . External resources include relationships, contacts, and networks you can draw on, as well as material resources such as money, equipment, and places to work or recharge.

    Banner image: Fort William by William Wood (fl. 1827–1833), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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    If you have additional suggestions for resources, or session plans, please do share them with us by emailing