The White Feather Diaries: a different remembering

By staff writers
November 11, 2014

The White Feather Diaries is an online Quaker storytelling project to mark the centenary of the First World War, and beyond. It has been curated by Ekklesia associate Symon Hill.

The real-time story follows five Quakers as the war unfolds, they explore their dilemmas and different choices in a daily blog, Twitter feed and Facebook page.

The project will run at incremental periods over three years (2014-2016) up to the anniversary of the 1916 Military Service Act which introduced conscription and recognised conscientious objection.

The stories chart the individuals’ journey of discovery as they find out that opposing war is never easy and being a pacifist is always a brave decision.

By using digital media the project is designed to resonate with an audience who are the same age as those called up to fight during the First World War.

The interactive nature of The White Feather Diaries creates opportunities for discussion and a deeper understanding about the causes of conflict and current peacemaking.

The White Feather Diaries raise challenging questions and ask why this is still as relevant now as it was 100 years ago.

The White Feather Diaries also has a Facebook page and can be followed on Twitter.

There is an interactive map on the site map for the project, linking to see other Quaker events and resources.

* Explore the White Feather Diaries here: http://www.quaker.org.uk/news/white-feather-diaries

* More from Ekklesia on the White Feather Diaries: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/20496

* More from Ekklesia on Remembrance here: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/remembrance

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