Quaker faith is an active one. We offer 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. For 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 Lakey and Martin Luther King.

    Toolkits for Action

    Quaker Peace & Social Witness publish Toolkits for Action, booklets that drawing on stories of Quaker witness across the UK and campaigning expertise. Covering different areas, each guide offers practical tips on organising actions, managing group dynamics, and reaching the media, among other things. Go to the Toolkits for Action.

    Turning the Tide workshop materials

    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).


    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. Upcoming courses will be listed here as they are announced.

    Some learning we share online. Have a listen to Lisa Cumming, Turning the Tide Programme Manager, discussing how to have courageous conversations in this episode of the Q:Witness podcast:

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    Contact us

    Lisa Cumming
    Turning The Tide
    020 7663 1061