Thursday, January 15, 2009
Although Chuck Fager (cf QuakerQuaker.org) makes several good points about expectations about the Peace Conference, I feel at least 2 things were missing, at least to some degree.
1) I believe the call to take away the occasion for wars is still a valid effort on the part of Friends when social action is taken on a local, national and international level with respect to communication and positive efforts (even if they may be very small compared to the war machine). [What was Margaret Mead's observation on big changes coming only from small dedicated groups?]
2) The efforts of FCNL on some of the concerns shared by the Peace Conference have been heard and have made at least some impact and I don't think they can be ignored.