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Signposting mini blog

Due to lots of changes, we haven’t written a blog for a while. So if you haven’t seen it already, do have a read of this account of locally-rooted peacebuilding work by our colleague Benard Agona from AfriNov. In this blog, Agona describes the incredible work that AfriNov colleagues tirelessly engaged in – before, during, … Continued

Tide turning and tidal waves

2020 highlights and reflections from Lisa Cumming (TTT GB) The day I received an email from a colleague asking us to share highlights from 2020 was also the day I received a card that told me where my birth Mother’s ashes would be scattered. She didn’t raise me, so this was a complicated loss and … Continued

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QAG + Conflict Coaching Offer

This year’s Quaker Activist Gathering (QAG) will be happening online. Although we can’t meet in person we will be gathering together for, a spacious, intergenerational, restorative and invigorating day together, focused on witness and activism. Alongside the workshop and conversation spaces, Turning the Tide is offering ‘faith in action’ conflict coaching taster sessions (to those … Continued

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Solidarity not charity: Mutual Aid and Being ‘Vulnerable’

What’s the difference between solidarity and charity? Clare Bonetree shares some reflections. I was one of the early self-isolators, not because of symptoms but because I was informed that the medicine I take puts me at a higher risk of serious illness. Overnight I became ‘vulnerable’, one of the people for whom the rest of … Continued

Illustrations capturing conversations at the Quaker Activist Gathering, featuring words like 'climate change, war, inequality'.

Turning the Tide: setting intentions for 2020

Lyndsay Burtonshaw (TTT GB’s Programme Co-ordinator) shares some reflections and intentions New year, new decade! I am a reflective nerd, so I’ve loved looking back at 2019. Despite the widespread, enormous trickiness we’ve faced, there have been incredible manifestations of peace and social action networks everywhere. I’ve been thinking back to when the DSEI arms … Continued

Inspiring Nonviolence – 2020 Online Course

Dreaming of a more peaceful and just world? Join us as we share ideas and inspirational case studies about collective action through nonviolent means. Join our 2020 ‘Inspiring Nonviolence’ online course designed and developed by Turning the Tide GB (Quakers in Britain) and delivered in partnership with Woodbrooke. 24 February – 5 April 2020, £36 … Continued

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Right to Peaceful Protest

We are deeply troubled to see Quakers seeking advice about whether they can meet for worship in public places without fear of arrest. Extraordinary Our concern comes from what many are deeming as the extraordinary decision from the Metropolitan Police to ban all peaceful and nonviolent protest related to Extinction Rebellion anywhere in London. Late … Continued

Handmade sign in shape of heart, writing says 'armed with love'.

Inspiring Nonviolence – new online course!

Fancy finding out more about making positive change through nonviolent people power? Interested in developing, deepening or replenishing your understanding and ideas about nonviolence? If so, you’re very welcome to participate in our new online course which runs from 3 June to 14 July 2019, facilitated by Turning the Tide UK in partnership with Turning … Continued

Finding the courage to hope

Is there a place for hope in these troubled times? Is hope more than just escapism or wishful thinking? Clare Bonetree explains why she thinks so. In 1996 three women broke into an airbase in Yorkshire and smashed a fighter jet that was bound for Indonesia to be used against the East Timorese people. The … Continued

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Job at Turning the Tide!

Programme Coordinator, Turning the Tide Hours: 28 per week Salary: £27,042 per annum (£33,802 pro rata) – London scale Contract: Fixed term for two years Location: Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1 Are you passionate about nonviolence? Do you share the Quaker vision of a just, peaceful and sustainable world? Turning the Tide is a … Continued