“Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they shall be called Children of God” ~ Jesus of Nazareth

Peace & Reconciliation

As a devout Quaker and follower of Jesus of Nazareth, Wilfred Southall was a pacifist, believing that war and violence are unjustifiable and that all disputes should be settled by peaceful means and the Trust maintains this position.

Each year, around 15% of our grants are awarded to organisations promoting peace and reconciliation. Grants in this category are typically up to £3,000 in value and, since 2012, the average grant has been around £1,900. Some recent examples are as follows:

Charity NameYear of AwardAmount GrantedProject
Chaos Theory2016£2,000Violence prevention
Child Soldiers International2016£2,000Work in the DRC
CRESST2016£3,000Young Peacemaker Project
Fellowship of Reconciliation2016£3,000Peace Chaplaincies
Shanti Mitra2016£2,247Peace Education Porgramme in Mymensingh Bangladesh