Episode 11 of the Western Friend Podcast features a conversation with two recent presiding clerks of Western yearly meetings, who discuss experiences and insights they have gained through decades of living as Quakers in "military towns" -- Colorado Springs, CO, and Great Falls, MT. Click here to read the article in Western Friend by these two authors about this topic.
Or first try listening to the "sound bite" below:
The “chapters” in this podcast are:
1:26 Expanding on their WF May/June 22 article
4:50 On Belonging
12:20 Challenges of living/working in military communities
19:35 The military’s impact on all aspects of a city
25:30 Ignoring the warheads around us
30:25 Doing good work in tough situations
34:02 Tools for healing
35:33 Leading with love vs anger
38:42 Beginning of Q and A
40:22 Experiencing aggression as a pacifist
44:05 What was it like for kids, and raising kids?
52:02 On processing the war in Ukraine