This We Can Do: Quaker Faith in Action through the Alternatives
Quakers have had a big influence on the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) from its beginning in 1975. This is consistent with their emphasis on seeking 'that of God in everyone' and their commitment to finding nonviolent ways to respond to conflict. In the 2015 Backhouse Lecture, drawing on long experience, Sally Herzfeld outlines the remarkable development of AVP within prisons, schools and social groups, and its spread to 60 countries. The philosophy and processes used in AVP workshops are explained in a way that makes it clear why this approach has changed many lives and helped build more peaceful communities.