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
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
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
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
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
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
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
2018 has been a tumultuous year for the UK and for Turning the Tide too. We’ve had staff changes, an unexpected and incredible learning visit to Rwanda and a BIG strategic review. Alongside all of that, TTT facilitators and staff have managed to facilitate some really valuable spaces, Spaces that have explored issues such as … Continued
Turning the Tide is running three workshops at Greenbelt Festival this year, exploring spirituality and activism, creative action tactics, and hope. See you there?
Lisa Cumming reflects on the power of collective silence as an act of witness, following the Silent Walk for Grenfell one year on from the fire.