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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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The courage of our convictions

Over the past two years SE Scotland Friends have been developing a concern about increasing militarisation in society. We heard that Edinburgh was to be a focus for Armed Forces Day, and thought it would be a good opportunity to make our concern more public. We planned a joint witness with the Scottish Peace Network....[read more]

Creating a bio-diverse natural eco-garden

Discovering a sizeable plot hidden in the undergrowth we have started the the creation of our own eco-garden....[read more]

Solar power 30 months on

Our meeting went through a long exploration of the best way to contribute to the commitment to become a low-carbon sustainable community and amongst other changes we installed solar panels on our meeting house roof 30 months ago....[read more]

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]

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