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

Bayard Rustin

Due to a new strategy discerned by Quaker Peace and Social Witness Central Committee (QPSWCC) and subsequent restructure, things have changed for Turning the Tide Britain. Amidst these changes, Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW) remain committed to the belief that nonviolent approaches to social change can contribute towards a more peaceful and just world for everyone.

How to connect with us

If you are a Quaker and would like info about support for faith in action (witness) you can email the Faith in Action team via: FaithInAction@quaker.org.uk

Alternatively, a great way for Quakers and anyone who wants to keep in touch with the rich variety of work at QPSW, is to sign up for our Faith in Action newsletter. This is a good way to hear about events and gatherings that you might want to attend.

If you want a chat about peacebuilding &/or nonviolence, you can contact Lisa Cumming and other QPSW colleagues via qpsw@quaker.org.uk.

You might also be interested in reading about how colleagues in East Africa continue to use and develop Turning the Tide/AfriNov’s nonviolence and peacebuilding work in Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi. The practical handbook “Lessons from East African Peace Activists” may be of particular interest, available in English, and French.

For now, we are also still tweeting occasionally about nonviolence via @TTTideGB.

Additional contacts

If you are a social change connected group looking for general facilitation support, we’d recommend contacting the Grassroots Trainers’ Network.

Nonviolence resources

If you are specifically interested in nonviolence, feel to browse and use Turning the Tide’s rich archive of blogs and tools on this website. These resources were collated and curated over many years by former colleagues and TTT associates (known as community resource people and/or TTT trainers).

There are also fantastic online resources exploring nonviolence and related themes, below are just a few examples.


[We can] learn to lay down carnal weapons, practising with weapons of the spirit: love, truthsaying, nonviolence, the good news of God’s birth and rebirth among us, imagination, vision, and laughter.

Mary Lou Leavitt
Quaker Faith & Practice 24.55, 1987


People gathered at an event.
Turning the Tide Britain/Brighouse Area Meeting talk at Huddersfield Quakers with Benard Agona, AfriNov/TTT Kenya .

Turning the Tide and related work on nonviolence and peacebuilding, sits within Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW), a department of Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM).