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

Peace & Reconciliation

As a devout Quaker and a follower of the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, Wilfred Southall was a pacifist, believing that war and violence should be avoided at all costs and that there should be a relentless pursuit to settle disputes by peaceful means. The Trust maintains this position.

Each year, we award grants to organisations that promote peace and reconciliation. Some recent examples are as follows:

Charity NameProjectAmount GrantedAward Year
Welsh Centre for International AffairsSupport for the Peace Schools scheme for primary & secondary schools, to develop a culture of peace based on human rights and non-violent problem-solving. £2,0002019
Peace Brigades InternationalSupport for Portraits of Resilience, Hope and Solidarity, an awareness-raising and advocacy campaign to raise the visibility, credibility and legitimacy of peace-workers. £3,0002019
British Shalom Salaam TrustSupport for grassroots projects that address oppression and disadvantage and are committed to a just resolution of the Israel/Palestine conflict.£3,0002019
Bristol Hannover CouncilSupport for the month-long residency in Bristol of the "50 Cities 50 Traces Against Nuclear Oblivion" exhibition to mark the anniversary of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. £2,6102019
Comfort InternationalSupport for peace-building, healing and reconciliation in North Kivu, DR Congo to reduce the incidence of violence, conflict and rape in the area.£2,2852020