Memorial Day and Peace | Quakers, social justice and revolution

Meanwhile, a number of Quaker men in the United States refused to register as required for the Selective Service System, for peacetime conscription for the military. Nearly twenty men from Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) refused to register, and many went to prison as a result. One of those was my mentor and friend, Don Laughlin, now deceased. Late in his life he was working on a project to collect the stories of those men. I was helping him collate the stories that he called “Young Quaker Men Face War and Conscription.” His story and mine are included. View “Young Quaker Men Face War and Conscription” here: https://1drv.ms/b/s!Avb9bFhezZpPiaMFA58DbzX6vnhaYw

A final thought about the military these days is the U.S. army is the largest producer of greenhouse gases. And our military actions for years have been to protect oil fields.

Memorial Day and Peace | Quakers, social justice and revolution