Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead
Priscilla Wakefield: Quaker social reformer
Founder in Tottenham of:
School for Industry
And involved in the national Quaker campaigns of her time:
British Quakers today:
A radical faith community who believe in working together – across borders and beliefs – to create a more just, equal and peaceful world.
Economic Justice and Sustainability are two areas of current Quaker action in which Priscilla Wakefield would surely have been engaged (including quotes from Quaker documents in italics):
Economic justice: Quakers want an economic system that has equality, justice and environmental sustainability at its heart.
The global economic system is posited on continued expansion and growth, and in its pursuit of growth it is often unjust, violent and destructive
Sustainability: Quakers understand climate change to be a symptom of a greater challenge: how to live sustainably and justly on this earth.
The action we are ready to take at this time is to make a strong corporate
commitment to become a low–carbon, sustainable community
The Credit Union
in Haringey is a savings and loans co-operative owned and controlled by its members. It offers easy ways to save and great value loans plus they are local and more ethical.
As a member of London Capital Credit Union you can now access a range of affordable financial products. As a member you will also own a share of the co-operative and will normally receive a dividend on your savings or a rebate on interest paid on your borrowings. The objectives of the Credit Union are to:
Foodbank in Tottenham
The Foodbank in Tottenham is at RCCG, Living Springs Centre at Selby Centre, off White Hart Lane, N17 8JL.
The foodbank works using a voucher referral system. Click here Haringey Foodbank
The Haringey Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust’s 400-strong network of foodbanks provides a minimum of three days’ emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.
The Trussell Trust partners with local communities to help stop UK hunger.