Quaker Roots

Refusal to fight with weapons is not surrender. We are not passive when threatened by the greedy, the cruel, the tyrant, the unjust. We will struggle to remove the causes of impasse and confrontation by every means of nonviolent resistance available.

Quaker faith & practice 24.10

Quaker Roots (previously “Roots of Resistance”) is a community of Friends building a creative, vibrant and radical Quaker response to the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair.

We are pleased to announce that Roots is now offering a regular 30 minute meeting for worship for us to come together in worship with time to share afterwards.
Our first Meeting for Worship will be on Thursday 23 November at 7:30pm-8.00pm followed by afterword. There will be 30 minutes of worship then time to share reflections, concerns, information. Please join us if you can.

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Thank you so much for all that you’ve done since we’ve been at DSEI.  Whether you joined the witness in person, or upheld us from afar, it has been wonderful to be with you in shining a light on the darkness of the arms trade, and building peace together as a community.

Resisting DSEI in previous years:

On Tuesday 3rd September 2019, hundreds of Quakers joined us to take action against the DSEI arms fair, one of the world’s largest trade shows for the defence industry. Find out what happened in our video here:

And a selection of photos from Quakers there on the day here: