“The history of consensus is long and varied. In Britain, Quakers have used consensus in their business meetings since the 17th century, which reflects their non-hierarchical methods and emphasis on equality. Today it is popular amongst activists who attempt to create something of the future, a more horizontal world, in the present.”
Quaker Occupy protestor Ian Chamberlain writing in Ceasefire magazine about decision-making at London Occupy. Click here to read the article in full.
Ian also appears on Channel 4’s thought TV slot on 18/11/2011. See http://www.channel4.com/programmes/4thoughttv/episode-guide/series-2/episode-117
Quakers meet at 3pm each Sunday for Meeting for Worship alongside the Occupy London camp, currently by the steps of saint Paul’s cathedral.