Quantcast

A New Kind of Superpower

On Dec. 3–4, 1997, 122 nations signed the “Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production, and Transfer of Anti‐Personnel Mines and on their Destruction.” Serving as a representative of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) at the treaty signing conference in Ottawa was, without a doubt, the most exhilarating experience of my life. Delegates representing nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) from around the world joined government officials in Canada 🔒

Friends Journal Member? Sign in here!


Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get:

  • A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email
  • Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal ever published, going back to 1955
  • Membership in a community that believes in the power of Quaker experience

Click here to join us!

Already a member? Welcome back. Please use the Login box to sign in. If you would like to order by phone or have any questions, we’re here to help. Call toll‐free: (800)471‑6863 or contact us by email.

Subscribers can view the archived issue here


Posted in: Uncategorized
Comments are closed.
Sign up for Friends Journal's weekly e-newsletter. Quaker stories, inspiration, and news emailed every Monday.
Web comments may be used in the Forum column of the print magazine and may be edited for length and clarity.