PYM 2012 Guest Speaker – John Calvi


It is with delight that I tell you that John Calvi has accepted our invitation to address us at the 66th Annual Session at Walker Creek Ranch, August 13-18, 2012.  He is a healer, has done extensive work on stopping torture, founding Quaker Initiative to End Torture (QUIT), and works from a position of humility, that is, he accepts whatever remuneration a group can provide.

 His writings include a pamphlet, The Dance Between Hope and Fear, an address that he gave to Southeastern Yearly Meeting in 1992.  It is also called the Annual Walton Lecture and was reprinted in 2001.

 He is a member of Putney Monthly Meeting in Vermont and lives with his partner of many years, Marshall Brewer.

For more information about Calvi’s ministry, see his website:

Yours in the Light,

Marilee Eusebio,

Presiding Clerk, PYM