Quakers in Britain

The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) are a peace church with a particular history & authority borne by 350 years of upholding & promoting peace.

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Five people sitting and listening around a pool in a tent-like structure made of bandages

Echo Chamber: Voices of conscience

  • 18 August — 2 September 2016 *on now

Echo Chamber is a sound and photography exhibition marking 100 years of conscientious objection. There were over 16,000 registered conscientious objectors (COs) during World War I. People objected on different grounds. This exhibition is inspired by their stories.

The exhibition is open daily 11am–4pm except bank holiday Monday (29 August).

Events that coincide with the exhibition:
18 August – launch event (Doors open 18:00) Please register for the launch event at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/echo-chamber-launch-tickets-26607453610
20 August – drop in workshop for young people (13:00-15:00)
27 August – artists' talks (14:00)

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



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Line drawing of conscientious objector looking through prison window bars

Quakers offer another view of World War I


Quakers in Britain release a free resource pack ‘Witnessing for Peace on the centenary of WWI’, telling the stories of the early stages of the war from a Quaker perspective. The pack contains a newspaper featuring articles by present-day Quakers and original 1914 contributions to The Friend, (the Quaker magazine), peace education materials, an audio play about members of the Rowntree chocolate family, a timeline about the creation of Friends’ Ambulance Unit and images from the Quaker archives.


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How to obtain

To order a free resource pack, telephone The Quaker Centre: 020 7663 1030 or email quakercentre@quaker.org.uk. Available for download from www.quaker.org.uk/WWI

Image of front covers of 'Conscience' and 'Conviction' resources

'Conscience' and 'Conviction' - WWI schools resources


Quakers in Britain have produced two new resources for peace education: Conscience (primary school-focused) and Conviction (secondary school-focused). They encourage reflection on World War I and provide children with opportunities to develop their own moral compass.


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How to obtain

Printed copies are £5 each. Contact the Quaker Centre at quakercentre@quaker.org.uk or telephone: 020 7663 1030.

Quakers in Britain
Friends House
173 Euston Road






020 7663 1000

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