This Light that Pushes Me

This Light that Pushes Me

Stories of African Quaker Peacebuilders

Bury St Edmunds Quakers are hosting an exhibition on the work of African peacebuilders, all of whom have experienced some form of violence. Using photographs and personal testimonies, the exhibition and its associated book trace the journeys which have transformed that suffering into a force for social change.

Entitled ‘This Light that Pushes Me’, the exhibition is at the Meeting House in St John’s Street.

It is free and open to all and can be viewed on the weekends of  Sat/Sun 6-7 Sept, Fri-Sun 12- 14 Sept, and Fri-Sun 19- 21 Sept between 12.00 and 4pm.

The exhibition has also been seen in New York (June 2014) where the Quaker United Nations Organisation hosted an evening reception at Quaker House in New York, and at Friends’ House in London during April and May of this year to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide.

Listen to some of their stories at

A visitor’s comment “I visited the exhibition, Peacebuilding in East Africa, yesterday in Bury St. Edmunds. I found it very remarkable, emotionally stirring and very inspiring.

See the leaflet here.

Link to the book which accompanies the exhibitionThis Light that Pushes Me