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18 September 2009


Yes to the troops, no to the wars - preview

Larry Ingle, author of First Among Friends: George Fox and the Creation of Quakerism, looks at this history of forty years at Quaker House

Yes to the troops, No to the wars: Quaker House, 40 Years of front-line peace witness by Chris McCallum
  • Fayetteville, NC: Quaker House
  • ISBN: 0-945177-51-8
  • $15
  • 95

  • Quakers have an interesting history: mostly middle to upper middle class, they have recently had relatively little contact with the working class world that supplies most of the men – and increasingly, women – for membership in the armed forces
  • An institution like Quaker House, the counselling centre for soldiers at Fort Bragg, one of the United States’ largest military bases, thus confronted Quakers with a side of life that few of them are familiar with

  • Larry Ingle

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