Published June 2, 2023
The United States, Russia and China are closer to nuclear war than at any time since the Cuba Missile crisis in 1962. If there is a full-scale nuclear war, billions of people will be killed immediately and whole cities destroyed and the debris in the atmosphere would lead to nuclear winter in which over seven billion people would die of starvation.
Friends must speak out against gambling with the future of human life on our beautiful planet. The Society of Friends and each of us individually must speak out and act to stop this crime against humanity and our planet. We must speak Truth to Power before it is too late!
With hopes and prayers for the governments of the US, Russia and China to realize that we cannot find security through threatening nuclear war and that we are all one human family, all children of God.
David Hartsough, San Francisco Friends Meeting (5/31/2023)