A little more thinking: Rebecca Hardy speaks to Green Party’s Paul Dawson ahead of general election

General election interview

'A little more thinking, a little more cooperation, a little more striving for the common good.' Paul Dawson. | Photo: courtesy of the Green Party

How do your Quaker testimonies and Quaker faith inform your political work?
Carl Von Clausewitz, a Prussian general and military theorist, once stated, ‘War is the continuation of politics by other means.’ For me politics is the continuation of my faith by other means.

The key testimony for me is that of Equality. The Quaker website puts it far better than I can, where it says ‘Quakers believe everyone is equal. This inspires us to try to change the systems that cause injustice and that stop us being genuine communities.’

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