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Christian Peace Witness for Iraq: The Risks that Faith Asks

On April 29 of this year, I was blessed to attend the Christian Peace Witness for Iraq (CPWI) in Washington, […]

Stephen Dotson, a member of Goose Creek Meeting in Lincoln, Va., is currently serving as young adult leadership development coordinator at Pendle Hill study center in Wallingford, Pa. He is involved in Quakers Uniting in Publications, Quaker Quest, and World Student Christian Federation.

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Up on the Mountaintop

The morning was freezing cold in Mitchellville, Maryland, as we drove to the train station. Maria and I had flown […]

James A. Fletcher, a member of Pocatello (Idaho) Worship Group, is vice president for finance and information of Idaho State University. He was one of the founders of the Fellowship of Friends of African Descent. He is treasurer and a member of the National Board of American Friends Service Committee.

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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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Whose Image Is on the Coin? A Jewish Perspective on Abrahamic Wisdoms

I begin with a renewed version of the blessing traditionally offered before learning Torah—sharing wisdom—together: Blessed are you the breath […]

Rabbi Arthur Waskow is the director of The Shalom Center, http://www.shalomctr.org, a national Jewish Peace and Justice advocacy group with offices in Philadelphia. This article is extracted from his remarks to the Peace Gathering on January 16.

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We Need A Public Investigation of 9/11

I appreciated Steve Chase’s thoughtful article about the controversies surrounding what happened on 9/11 (“Sifting through the Rubble: the 9/11 […]

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A Conference on Banning Depleted Uranium

Central America’s tumultuous history provides many opportunities for raising awareness about human rights and social justice. The Friends Peace Center, […]

Candace Andrews-Powley is a volunteer at Friends Peace Center in San José, Costa Rica, and a recent graduate of St. Mary's College of Maryland.

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Reflections on Hope

This year’s presidential campaign has brought an unprecedented opportunity to reclaim a sense of decency about the United States. It […]

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Torture and Impunity

Will government‐sponsored torture remain a shocking anomaly in U.S. public life? Or will it become an accepted precedent, one of […]

Chuck Fager is director of Quaker House, a Friends peace witness in Fayetteville, N.C. He is a member of State College (Pa.) Meeting and attends Fayetteville Meeting.

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Passing On the Nonviolent Tradition

As a father, you can never tell just which values you will ultimately pass to your children. I have been […]

Craig Jacobrown, a member of Agate Passage Meeting in Kitsap County, Wash., councils potential conscientious objectors. He can be reached at [email protected]

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The Oil Depletion Protocol: How Alternative Fuels Can End Our Wars

Access to petroleum has been mentioned again and again as the primary reason for our nation’s current military engagement in […]

David W. Pilbrow is clerk of the Peace and Social Concerns Committee of North Meadow Circle of Friends in Indianapolis, Ind. He began educating himself about alternatives to oil at the beginning of the Iraq War. For the past three years he has served as a lobbyist for the Indiana Friends Committee on Legislation with a primary focus on an array of issues to support energy conservation, localized agriculture, and sustainable living. He retired from the Indiana State Department of Health in 2003 where he was editor of employee newsletters.

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