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Queries from Afghanistan

The war between 72 nations has left all in regret. Because they have not seen truth, they have created fairy [鈥

Paul Barker, a member of Multnomah Meeting in Portland, Oreg., is country director for CARE International in Afghanistan. He has worked for CARE for 19 years and has attended Friends meetings and worship groups in Ramallah, Khartoum, Cairo, and Addis Ababa.

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U.S. Exceptionalism vs. Human Solidarity

The attack of September 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon has generated a range of responses [鈥

Keith Helmuth is a sojourning member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting and a member of the coordinating group of Quaker Eco-Witness.

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To Friends Journal Readers: A Response

I am grateful to have been able to follow the debate over my remarks that were printed in Friends Journal [鈥

Scott Simon, host of National Public Radio's Weekend Edition (Saturday), is a former member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and of Northside Meeting in Chicago, Ill. His latest book is Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball.

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Torture a Few to Save Many?

Should the United States resort to torture in defending against terrorism? Suppose a man is in custody who knows where [鈥

Malcolm Bell, a member of Wilderness Meeting in Wallingford, Vt., is secretary of the International Mayan League/USA. He has written a book, The Turkey Shoot: Tracking the Attica Cover-Up, published in 1985.

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Strength and Suffering: A Transforming Experience

I am one of thousands who participate in the powerful nonviolent movement to close the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security [鈥

Peg Morton, a member of Eugene (Oreg.) Meeting, is a former rural counselor with a comprehensive health center. She has been a civil rights activist (in Carbondale, Illinois) and a volunteer in a women's center. She is currently active in the Latin America solidarity and war tax resistance movements, and she find herself "standing on street centers in vigils a lot nowadays." She authored a Pendle Hill Pamphlet, Walk With Me: Nonviolent Accompaniment in Guatemala. A different version of this article has appeared on the website http://westbynorthwest.org.

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Toward a Just Peace in the Middle East: Report on an Interfaith Delegation

The delicate and complex issues of the Israeli鈥怭alestinian conflict and the American Friends Service Committee role in the Middle East [鈥

Mary Ellen McNish, a member of Byberry (Pa.) Meeting, is executive secretary of American Friends Service Committee.

Posted in: Features, March 2001
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