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23 February 2007

Tom Fox, Friends’ ecclesiology and the ‘Quaker wide web’ - preview

Chuck Fager explains the new opportunities available online

In late November of 2005, I learned abruptly and brutally how Quaker life and witness has been changed by the world wide web, after my Friend Tom Fox was taken captive in Iraq with three other peace workers, including Briton Norman Kember

  • The four captives faced an execution deadline in a few days
  • John Stephens, another Friend of Tom's, and I talked on the phone about this, both of us desperate to do something, anything, to help save them
  • John had consulted with some non-Quaker hostage crisis experts he knew, and their advice was simple: a loud outcry emphasizing the captives' peaceful character and intentions, their friendliness toward Islam, had the best chance of protecting them

  • Chuck Fager

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