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.
Scroll down to listen to a "soundbite" from this podcast.
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