Dear Friends: Since becoming a Quaker, I have realized the importance and urgency of having peace. We have been programmed to believe that violence is the only way to get someone to stop aggression. But in order to have true peace, we must stop responding in kind.
So. Faith, fear, and our future. You guys don’t mess around with topics for keynote speakers!
Do you see war as a giant, iniquitous, futile, unchristian system? Then hurl yourself against it, in full blindness to the seeming impossibility of the task. . . There are no impossibles to those who, in supreme dedication, are rooted deep in the Eternal Love.
-- Thomas Kelly (1941)
Notes of a conversation among Friends in the West and beyond, August 9, 2018, concerning ways that Friends meetings support -- and fail to support -- veterans and members of the military who join F