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Standing for Peace and Reconciliation Statement on Burundi, May 2015

“We utterly deny all outward wars and strife and fightings with outward weapons, for any end, or under any pretence whatsoever; and this is our testimony to the whole world.” -George Fox, 1660 As organizations that are part of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) we are deeply concerned by the situation in Burundi. We grieve the loss of life…

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FUM Devotions 4 May – 10 May 2012

If there is to be peace in the world, There must be peace in the nations. If there is to be peace in the nations, There must be peace in the cities. If there is to be peace in the cities, There must be peace between neighbors. If there is to be peace between neighbors, There must be peace in…

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A Revival of the Peace Testimony

By Eden Grace, Africa Ministries Office field staff In late December 2007, most Kenyans were surprised and shocked when the disputed presidential election sparked widespread chaos and violence. Kenyans see themselves as peaceful people and think of their country as a haven of stability in a rough neighborhood. Over the previous decade, Kenyans had looked at Rwanda, Sudan and Somalia…

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Ramallah Friends School

Ramallah Friends Schools

Since 1869, and despite the political volatility of the region, the Ramallah Friends Schools have continued to serve the needs of Palestinian families, providing educational excellence built upon the Quaker values of peace, equality and non-violence. Unique in many ways, the school commits itself to developing the whole person — physical, mental, spiritual and social ­— regardless of varying abilities….

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Earlham College Peace Lecture July 30, 2011

Human Sovereignty and the Sovereignty of God By B. Welling Hall Good evening, Friends. It’s customary to start an after dinner speech with a humorous remark. You may have heard, however, that two of my Earlham students were killed on Wednesday afternoon just as we were gathering here for our time of worship and business together. So, I haven’t been…

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