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War No More: Three Centuries of American Antiwar and Peace Writing

Edited by Lawrence Rosenwald. The Library of America, 2016. 850 pages. $40/hardcover; $17.99/eBook. This is an ambitious book, and it looks it. Elegantly bound, complete with a satin ribbon bookmark attached, War No More intends to be a reference as well as a guide through the more than three centuries of Europeans in America鈥攁nd before鈥攕tarting […]

J.E. McNeil is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and as an attorney a longtime supporter of those who say no to war. She spent 11 years as the executive director of the Center on Conscience & War and continues to work with members in the military who seek CO discharge.


Posted in: June/July 2017 Books, Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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Quaker Summers: May Full Issue Access

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4th Annual Student Voices Project

This year we asked students to write a letter to the next president of the United States suggesting what they think he should focus on during his first year.


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Daniela-Uribe

I think it says something about our country that even the smallest of voices were recognized

Student Voices: ” I believe that every voice should be heard, but some are silenced by society. As the next president, you should help to give everyone, rich or poor, a chance to voice their opinions.”

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Gavin-McNair

I also dressed as you for Halloween and got 7.2 pounds of candy!

Student Voices: “I am interested in history, and I like to play sports. I am a comedian and do good impressions of people, including you, Vladimir Putin, Obama, and Hillary.”

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Nyah-Thomas

Black people just want to be treated equally

Student Voices: “Why does the mistreatment satisfy people? Does it make these people happy to make us feel like we don鈥檛 belong simply because of the color of our skin? Does what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood for mean absolutely nothing to them? We should be judged by who we are as a person, […]

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Carl-Wagner

Our police are not protecting and serving anymore

Student Voices: ” I believe we need to bring more attention to these police as a first priority. I do realize that all police are attempting to do their absolute best, and most do respect all people, but it鈥檚 those who don鈥檛 that we need to talk to.”

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Nawal-N'Garnim

I want my brother to be able to drive without having the fear of being pulled over

Dear President Donald Trump, Being under 18, I had no say in the election, but I would like to mention that I would not have voted for you. You have very little care for minorities or anyone under you. My family is full of minorities, and I want them to be safe. I want my […]

Student Voices: “The system is rigged. Too many people are being incarcerated, especially minorities due to the color of their skin. A way to help fix this problem would be to have police officers go through extensive training and wear body cameras at all times.”


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Malak-Qaradeh

America has always welcomed immigrants from all over the world

Student Voices: “About two years ago, I visited the Statue of Liberty for the first time. I can recall being at Ellis Island with my family where we looked up my great-great-grandpa鈥檚 name from all those who immigrated to the United States in 1911. Mr. President, those immigrants made America great.”

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Do not break the hearts of the children who want to be together with their parents

Student Voices: “Consider the importance of family values and the future of the children, and help them grow by educating them without discrimination and racism. Don鈥檛 construct the big wall to divide Latinos from people in the United States, no matter what their color or where we come from.”

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