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Online Forum: Pacifism and Peace

One of the most important testimonies of the Quaker faith is peace. In times of war, Quakers have a long [鈥

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On The Value Of Conflict

Unresolved conflict can leave a relationship so broken that people are unable to find a way back to one other.

George Lakey, a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting, is a nonviolent activist, author, and the founder of Training for Change.聽This article is adapted from a plenary speech at the 2010 Friends General Conference Gathering.


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Slowing the Wheel of War: A Spiritual Struggle

It will soon be 50 years since Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his farewell address to the nation on January 17, [鈥

Chuck Fager is director of Quaker House, a peace project in Fayetteville, near Fort Bragg, N.C. A writer who has published widely on Quaker and peace concerns, he is a member of State College (Pa.) Meeting and attends Fayetteville (N.C.) Meeting.


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Quaker Witness in Palestine

In the summer of 2008, I joined a small group of teachers, most of whom worked at Quaker schools near [鈥

Betsy Brinson is a member of Richmond (Va.) Meeting. A public historian, she uses oral history to produce films, exhibits, and written publications. She and her spouse, Gordon Davies, spent the 2009-2010 school year as volunteers at Ramallah Friends School, working on several history projects.


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Hiroshima Nightmare: Reflections on Hope in the Face of Horror

Repetitive fears surface as life challenges each of us with anxiety over how we will deal with paying our bills, [鈥

David E. Drake, a member of the Des Moines Valley (Iowa) Meeting, practices family psychiatry and serves as clinical professor of Psychiatry at Des Moines University. He is serving his first year as a commissioner with the Des Moines Human Rights Commission, and he is an advisory board member of Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility. He can be reached at [email protected]


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When I Was Thirsty

Last year I visited the Sonoran Desert, which straddles the U.S.-Mexican border, for the third time鈥 this time to volunteer [鈥

Michael Pratt, a retired park ranger, is a member of Estes Park (Colo.) Worship Group/Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. (About this group, he writes: "Originally formed to allow local Friends and UUs to explore common ground, our fellowship meets weekly year-round. A half hour of silence is followed by introductions, coffee, and Joys and Concerns. A group member or outside speaker then presents a program on a subject announced a month or two ahead.")


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Student Nonviolent Co枚rdinating Committee (SNCC) 50th Reunion in Raleigh, North Carolina

I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the 50th reunion of the Student Nonviolent Co枚rdinating Committee (SNCC) from April [鈥

David Hartsough, a member of San Francisco (Calif.) Meeting, is the director of Peaceworkers and was a co-founder of Nonviolent Peaceforce. A graduate of Howard University, he participated in numerous lunch counter sit-ins in Maryland and Virginia in 1960.


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My Visit to Gaza with the Gaza Freedom March

On the first anniversary of the war on Gaza, known as Operation Cast Lead, close to 1,400 people from more [鈥

David Hartsough, a member of San Francisco (Calif.) Meeting, is director of Peaceworkers (see http://www.peaceworkersus.org) and co-founder of Nonviolent Peaceforce (see http://www.nonviolentpeaceforceorg). He recently spent a month in Palestine and Israel co-leading an interfaith peacebuilding delegation. He can be reached at [email protected]


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The Real Peace Movement

I enjoyed reading a Reflections called 鈥淟iving Outside the Box鈥 by Fran Palmeri of Sarasota (Fla.) Meeting (FJ Sept. 2007). [鈥

Catherine Price is a member of Lake Wales (Fla.) Worship Group.


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On Paying Attention

Pray also for me, so that when I speak, a message may be given to me to make known with [鈥

Noah Baker Merrill, a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting, coordinates Direct Aid Iraq. He carries a concern for the integration of worship and witness. Websites that are relevant to this article include: Direct Aid Iraq (http://www.directaidiraq.org), Heeding God's Call (http://www.heedinggodscall.org), and Peace Gathering (http://www.peacegathering2009.org).


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