The toolkit for action is a series of short publications that provide practical 'how to' detail for changing the world. Each publication looks at a different campaigning skill, and can be read on its own, or alongside other 'chapters' of the toolkit.

The toolkit is for any individual, group or meeting wishing to explore or start taking action for change and includes case studies and insights from Quaker groups.

Toolkit contents


    Toolkit for action: Owning power and privilege

    In this chapter of the toolkit for action, Quakers reflect on privilege and inclusion within their own groups and meetings. The booklet provides guidance and information to those who wish to better understand group power dynamics and the different forms that exclusion may take.

    The toolkit can be used in a number of ways. You might read the online resources linked below to guide your own action, distribute print-outs within a group you're taking action with, or invite people from your meeting or another group to discuss a section that feels relevant to your concerns.

    Free paper copies are available and we will post them to you without charge. Get in touch with Phil Wood ( or 020 7663 1071) to order yours – or to let us know what you have used them to do!

    Organising actions

    Once you have decided on the focus of your group's concern and considered the type of change you wish to bring about, the next step is to develop an action that fits with your project. These guides outline some possibilities.

    Difficult conversations

    There will naturally be a diversity of views present in any given group, and it is not easy when conflicts emerge. These guides offer tips on finding agreement, and managing the group dynamics that influence us all.

    Engaging elected representatives

    Engaging with our elected representatives can be complicated. These guides offer clear and practical information to make this process easier.

    Media and social media

    Once you've planned a campaign, project or action, you'll probably want to publicise it to gather support, raise awareness of the issue and to reach, or build pressure upon, any decision makers you've identified. These guides offer some ideas about how you can do this.

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