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A Look Back at the FWCC Peace Conference

Love is the only way. It is an eternal reminder to a generation depending on nuclear and atomic energy, a generation depending on physical violence, that love is the only creative, redemptive, transforming power in the universe. —Martin Luther King Jr. The Friends Peace Testimony began with the well‐known statement in 1660 to Charles II, “We utterly deny all outward wars and strife, and fightings with outward weapons, for any end.…” To this, add William Penn’s message, “Force may subdue, but love gains; and he that forgives first, wins the laurel.” These🔒

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Robert L. Wixom is a member of Columbus (Mo.) Meeting. George Rubin, Friends Journal News Editor, and the FWCC-Americas office contributed to the "Since the Conference" section.


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