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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

Scrabble tiles spelling the word "conflict" on stone.

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

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

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

Group photo of around 30 teenagers and school students outside a school in Rwanda.

End of year reflections

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

Job opportunity with Turning the Tide!

Our long-serving staff member, Steve Whiting, is leaving, so we have a rare and exciting job opportunity. We’re looking for a motivated leader, communicator, organiser and team-worker to empower people for nonviolent social change.