Faith in Action: Justice, Equality and Community

Faith in Action: Justice, Equality and Community

The Quaker testimony regarding justice, equality and community is based on a belief in the uniqueness and preciousness of every human being. This testimony sees Quakers working to help and support prisoners, refugees and asylum seekers. Quakers have a long history of opposing injustice, whether that of the international slave trade, or the economic injustice of an unequal society.

Below are examples that illustrate the Quaker regard for justice, equality and community.

Quakers and the slave trade
(To be continued … )
 
Michael Yoakley and Drapers Hospital
(To be continued …)
 
Elizabeth Fry and Prison Reform
Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845) was a pioneering campaigner for better conditions in prisons. She highlighted their squalid and unsanitary state, and proposed practical solutions both to improve conditions and to help prisoners.
 
William Tuke and the humane treatment of people with compromised mental health
(To be continued … who would like to take this on?)
 
Quaker Settlers in North America and Indigenous Peoples
(To be continued … who would like to take this on?)

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