Quaker Peace & Social Witness

Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW) is the main organisation that carries out work on behalf of Quakers in Britain.

Promoting the Quaker Testimonies, QPSW doesn’t separate faith from social action – for Friends they are both intertwined. In representing Quakers, QPSW says of itself:

People who experience Quaker worship often feel inspired to try and make the world a better place. In recognising that there is something holy in all people, Quakers recognise that all struggles and joys are connected.

QPSW holds this holistic view of social change in our work, creates links between different issues, and connects Quakers to a wider movement for peace and justice.


QPSW was previously known as the Friends Service Council, and then as Quaker Peace and Service. In 1947, the then Friends Service Council received the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with the American Friends Service Committee, on behalf of Quakers worldwide.

The Quaker Star is used as the logo for QPSW.

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