Welcome to Turning the Tide
If you are interested in
then we hope you’ll find our website useful.
We are discovering new material and workshop activities all the time, so keep checking in with us.
Nonviolence for a change
All over the world, people join together to challenge injustice, overcome oppression and make a more just and peaceful society.
Turning the Tide promotes the understanding and use of nonviolence to help us become more effective.
Nonviolence is a way of doing conflict better; it's not about being passive, doing nothing, responding violently or running away. It is about actively confronting injustice, struggling creatively to transform the situation and bringing change without doing harm.
Turning the Tide takes its inspiration and learning from effective nonviolent movements like those of Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Dorothy Day, Greenham Women, environmental and economic justice movements, land rights nonviolent activists and many more. We offer workshops, speakers, resources, a journal and advice.
Principles of nonviolence
We don't have a definition of nonviolence because we've learned it means different things to different people, but we use the following principles as the basis for our work:
Turning the Tide is a programme of Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW). QPSW works with and on behalf of the Quakers in Britain [off-site link].