This podcast is about current Quaker witness – action inspired by Quaker faith. Featuring Quakers talking about ideas and how to take action, Q:Witness explores a range of issues in Britain and internationally.

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    How can Quakers offer sanctuary to those forced to flee their homes? Jon Martin and Tim Gee explore the idea of sanctuary and prepare for the launch of the Sanctuary Meetings programme.

    Tim also asks the speakers from Refugee Week at Friends House (Euston, London) what sanctuary means to them. Learn why and how Quaker meetings can become Sanctuary Meetings and how you can join our movement challenging the process of destitution, deportation and detention.

    Interviews in order: Sita Brahmachari, Gulwali Passarlay, Maron Ehad, Gael Le Cormec, Hassan Abdulrazzak.

    Closing poems read by Ambrose Musiyiwa from the anthology; Over Land Over Sea: poems for those seeking refuge.

    Visit our Migration page for more information about becoming a Sanctuary Meeting or contact the team on on

    For more information about Refugee Week visit the Refugee Week website.

    You may also be interested in Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network (offsite link).

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    Turning the Tide with nonviolent activism

    What happens when you feel compelled to action on an issue but don't know where to start? Elizabeth and Jon chat to Hannah and Steve from the Turning the Tide programme about how they support groups looking to help build a more just and peaceful world. Turning the Tide uses the skills and tools of nonviolence to support social change at the grassroots.

    Ellis also catches up with Sally Ingham, a Quaker from Cumbria who was part of a group motivated to 'walk for the welfare system'. Kendal and Sedbergh Area Meeting worked with Turning the Tide to develop their plan and engaged with local media and politicians about why they were compelled to act.

    Visit the Turning the Tide website for more information about its programme or contact Hannah and Steve on 020 7663 1064 or

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    About Q:Witness

    Britain Yearly Meeting works on Quaker concerns nationally and internationally. In Q:Witness, learn about the work and how you can get involved. From social action and peacebuilding to economic justice and sustainability, we bring you analysis of the issues and ways to take action. You'll hear both from staff of Quaker Peace & Social Witness and from Quakers taking action.

    If you have a comment or question about the show, please feel free to tweet using the hashtag #Qwitness and we'll be able to respond. Or get in touch using the details below.

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    Ellis Brooks
    Peace Education Engagement Coordinator
    020 7663 1009

    Elizabeth Payne
    Communications Coordinator
    020 7663 1158