Friends oppose all war
as inconsistent with God’s will. As every
person is a child of God, we recognize God’s Light also in our
adversaries. Violence and injustice deny this reality and violate the
teachings of Jesus and other prophets.
challenge their governments and take personal risks in the cause
of peace.We urge one another to refuse to participate in
war as soldiers, or as arms manufacturers.We seek ways to support
those who refrain from paying taxes that support war. We work to
end violence within our own borders, our homes, our streets, and
our communities. We support international order, justice, and
an instrument of peace. At every opportunity, be peacemakers in your
homes, workplaces and communities. Steep
yourself in the power of the universal Spirit. Examine your actions
for the seeds of violence, degradation and destructiveness. Overcome
the emotions that lie at the root of violence and nurture instead
spirit of reconciliation and love. Come to know the oneness of all
creation and oppose the destruction of the natural world.
I live in the virtue of that life and power that takes away the occasion
of all wars?
do I nourish peace within myself as I work for peace in the world?
I confront violence wherever it occurs, even when my personal relationships
there is distrust, injustice, or hatred, how am I an instrument of
reconciliation and love?
are we doing to remove the causes of war and destruction of the
planet, and to bring about lasting peace?
we reach out to all parties in a conflict with courage and love?