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 preparing to begin mobilising to take action again in 2021 – to stay up to date, sign up for email updates here.


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: