Reimagining a True Social Order
- Start date: 1 January 2016
- End date: 30/04-/2017
- Funder: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
- Primary investigator: Professor Rachel Muers
Partners and collaborators
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Britain, Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Sarah Lloyd at University of Hertfordshire, Friends House library
Reimagining a True Social Order is a research project exploring how Quaker faith and social action today continues to be shaped by the aftermath of the First World War. We draw on historical research and on interviews with contemporary British Quakers.
The site explores the Foundations of a True Social Order, a document approved by Quakers in Britain near the end of the First World War. It looks at how the text was created, the social situation at the time it was written and how the document has been used by Quakers up to the present day. It also includes some materials for use in discussion and study groups.