It Can Be Told:
The Story of Quaker House
How does a Quaker peace project take root next door to one of the
largest US military bases? How does it manage to keep going for 40 years?
And what can others learn from its survival and witness?
The new book YES
To the Troops Ė NO To The Wars tells the exciting, improbable, and
instructive story of Quaker House.
Itís been quite a ride:
Jane Fonda came and went.
So did Sixties radicalism. The house was spied on and firebombed. Founding
staff died in a car wreck. Money was often so tight it squeaked. Many staff
didnít want to live in a tough military town. The Board repeatedly wondered
if the venture was still needed or useful. The roof leaked.
Yet while dozens of
similar projects died out, Quaker House stayed alive and kept working.
Since September 11,
itís been more active than ever:
The GI Rights
Hotline. Iraq. Afghanistan. Torture. AWOLs and resisters. Truth In
Recruiting. Violence within the military. You name it.
recent major changes in Washington, thereís no less need for an active,
long-term Friends peace witness "up-close and personal" with a military hub
as critical as Fort Bragg.
with 2009 marking our fortieth anniversary, Quaker House is looking back in
order to look ahead.
in the journey. Donít miss this remarkable saga of persistent, creative
witness. Itís a must-have for a Meeting library, and a must-read for
everyone concerned with long-term peace work in militarized America.
Chris McCallum and editor Chuck Fager spent nine months researching and
writing this unique story. Along the way, they talked to former staff and
supporters who had seen the project through thick and thin.
and read a sample excerpt >>>
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To The Troops. NO To The Wars.
Quality Paperback, 244 pages.