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We need in every bay and community a group of angelic troublemakers.

Bayard Rustin

Turning the Tide GB (TTT) is a nonviolence social change programme funded by Quakers in Britain.

We believe nonviolent approaches to social change can contribute towards a more peaceful and just world for everyone.

What does Turning the Tide do?

We connect with Quakers and civil society networks and organisations to create positive change through imaginative, active nonviolence and civil resistance.

We work alongside people who want to find their own courage and power to take collective action to build peace through resisting and transforming violence.

We facilitate and support ‘angelic troublemakers’.

How does Turning the Tide do it?

By developing and facilitating workshops, participatory training and online courses for people seeking to make peaceful changes (this might include Quakers, campaigning groups, grassroots organisations etc.).

By developing and sharing resources, case studies and approaches with others who share our goal of creating a more peaceful and just world.

By working closely with other Quaker programmes that focus on nonviolent social change, including our colleagues in Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW) and Turning the Tide East Africa.

Connect with us

  • Find out how we can support your action group, get advice on nonviolent approaches, or request free social action resources. Email us at turningtide@quaker.org.uk.
  • Find inspiration for creative nonviolent campaigns! Follow us on Twitter: @TTTideGB
A Turning the Tide trainers' gathering - a row of six people of varying ages smiling and holding up paper
A Turning the Tide gathering



Turning the Tide is a programme within Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW), a department of Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM).