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Tag Archives | Non‐violence

What is at Stake in the Torture Debate?

With the election of Barack Obama in November 2008, it seemed for a time that, as a people, we might […]

Susan Waltz is a member of Red Cedar Meeting in Lansing, Mich., and currently serves on the board of Amnesty International-USA.


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Nonviolence and Forgiveness in San Quentin Prison

Was he thinking that Jesus spoke of love? Did he remember that the language of love is nonviolence? Maybe he […]

Christopher Huneke is a prisoner of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation who spent 15 months based at San Quentin Prison. To beat the crushing isolation, he took up creative nonfiction writing. His last pieces appeared in UUSangha (Fall 2008), in which he wrote about a prisoner's appreciation of melting memories, "Rocky Road," and the relevance of electing a mixed race President to a prisoner who lives in a racially segregated community (American Union'). See <www.christopherhuneke.blog-spot.com >.


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‘War Taxes’ Is a Complicated Topic

Peter Phillips’ article, “What is the Quaker Testimony on ‘War Taxes’?” (FJ Feb.), is problematic in at least four respects. […]

David R. Bassett is a member of Rochester (N.Y.) Meeting's Peace Tax Fund Working Group.


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The Radical Nonviolent Witness of Jesus

Our world has never been more in need of courageous and creative alternatives to violence and injustice. Street crime, police […]

Ched Myers, a theologian, teacher, author, and organizer, has worked with many peace and justice organizations and movements, including American Friends Service Committee, Pacific Concerns Resource Center, and Pacific Life Community. He is currently with Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries, where he focuses on building capacity for biblical literacy, church renewal, and faith-based witness for justice. This article is based on his presentation to the Peace Gathering on January 13. ©2009 Ched Myers. Much of this material will appear in Ambassadors of Reconciliation, Vol. I: New Testament Reflections on Restorative Justice and Peacemaking, to be published in spring 2009 by Orbis Books.


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Listening and Affirming

Listen. For me, “Heeding God’s Call” felt like just that, a call‐except that it came by email. The invitation from […]

Carol Towarnicky is a member of the editorial board of the Philadelphia Daily News and a member of Mishkan Shalom, an activist Reconstructionist Jewish synagogue.


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On the Cutting Edge: The Peace Activism of Earle Reynolds

In U.S. history, where articulating a desire for peace is too often accepted as sufficient opposition to war, one man’s […]

Kristin Grabarek completed a master's degree in History at Auburn University, where she researched effective social activism. She now lives in Denver, Colo., where she works in a branch library developing youth programming.


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No Greater Degradation: Jonathan Dymond on the Moral Costs of War

Few Friends know the name of Jonathan Dymond (1790–1828), who labored in obscurity, manufacturing linen drapes in Exeter, England. In […]

Chip Poston, a member of Newtown (Pa.) Meeting, teaches Religious Studies at George School.


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Twenty‐One Tips on Personal Peacemaking

I think we as Quakers spend a lot of time thinking about and discussing peacemaking, but when it comes to […]

Lynn Fitz-Hugh, a member of Eastside Meeting in Bellevue, Wash., is a therapist. She is the founder of the Washington State Alternatives to Violence Project. She has broken each of these guidelines at least once!


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‘Returning’ and ‘Receiving’ Communities in Kenya

Friends, I must share with you something so exciting and wonderful. As a volunteer with the Africa Ministries Office here […]

Lisa Stewart, Palm Beach Meeting in Lake Worth, Fla. Kisumu, Kenya


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The Quaker Coalition for a Department of Peace

I am involved at various levels in a grassroots global phenomenon calling for ministries and departments of peace within governments. […]

Anne Creter is a member of Westfield Meeting in Cinnaminson, N.J. A social worker, she is U.S. Department of Peace N.J. state co-coordinator and United Nations liaison to the Global Alliance for Ministries and Departments of Peace.


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