Quaker faith is an active one. We offer a diverse range of workshops, courses and resources for Quakers and others working for nonviolent social change.

Turning The Tide (TTT) is a Quaker programme working alongside Quakers and others to to bring about imaginative, nonviolent action for positive social change. We do this by providing facilitation, training and ongoing accompaniment and support.

Social action training

    Turning the Tide works with groups and networks working for peace and justice. Over 25 years we have worked with anti-nuclear campaigners, co-housing projects, anti-fracking networks, and many more. We have also worked extensively with peace and social justice activists in East Africa. Read more about our work in East Africa.

    We believe that nonviolence is the most powerful tool for achieving transformative social change – and we draw our inspiration from people like George Lake and Martin Luther King.


    Toolkit for Action

    Quaker Peace & Social Witness has published a series of leaflets that can be collected to form a toolkit for action. Drawing on knowledge and stories of Quaker witness across the UK, these printable guides offer practical tips on organising actions, managing group dynamics, and reaching the media, among other things. Go to the Toolkit for Action.

    Turning the Tide resources

    These include printable tools and tips that have been designed to aide you in running your own social action training sessions. Go to the Turning the Tide facilitator's toolkit (offsite link).


    We occasionally offer more in-depth courses for those who want to develop their social change work further. Courses are open to anyone with a passion for changing situations of injustice and building a better world. The content varies, but there is always a strong emphasis on the participants applying the skills to their own lives. Our latest course is an online course in nonviolence, with our partners Woodbrooke, in June: https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/item/practical-skills-in-non-violence/

    Have a listen to Lisa Cumming, Turning the Tide Programme Manager, discussing courageous conversations in this episode of the Q:Witness podcast:

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    Contact us

    Lisa Cumming
    Turning The Tide
    020 7663 1061