one has to take sides
sometimes, and it’s always right
to side with the hurt
the poor, the widow,
the orphan, the captives and
the huddled masses
of the peaceable kingdom:
hawks lie down with doves
OUR principle is, and our practices have always been, to seek peace and ensue it; to follow after righteousness and the knowledge of God; seeking the good and welfare, and doing that which tends to the peace of all. . .
Strategies to help Friends keep their bearings and stay in touch with the truth while living in a turbulent flood of information and misinformation.
Dear Friends: He said he came not to bring peace but a sword. And Fox saw the ocean of darkness before he saw the ocean of light.
And what is history but Stones by boys on fathers’ Ponds, beyond the lily pads Where sit the frogs of conscious Evolution . . . So wars evolve of themselves! While fathers get lost in their Competition, vengeance and Fictional futures of old Realities . . . Father God, for your sake, Please! Awaken Sophia’s Heart’s
Unabridged version of Kate McClellan's letter to Western Friend, August 2015.
Joint statement of Quaker Organizations concerning violence and peace-making in Burundi.