Our Mission

Quaker House is a manifestation of the Friends’ Peace Testimony. Based in Fayetteville, NC, home of Ft. Bragg, Quaker House provides counseling and support to service members who are questioning their role in the military; educates them, their families, and the public about military issues; and advocates for a more peaceful world.

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The Violence We Give Away

The violence we give will always come home to us. A bomb dropped in Cambodia will explode in a classroom in Colorado. The bodies of Guatemalan mental patients, mangled by the experiments of American researchers, will be cremated in the fires of Ferguson, Missouri. The...

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Human Nature Defaults to Conscientious Objection

The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service has been holding public hearings since February 2018 in order to gather and share information about its mandate to update the Selective Service System (and, therefore, draft and conscientious objector...

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War, Artificial Intelligence, and Humanity

War, Artificial Intelligence, and Humanity

Artificial intelligence in war weapons rarely makes it into the news.  Yet, it requires our careful attention because it is already part of international and national lawmaking.  The United Nations (UN) Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on the Convention on Certain...

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Victims are Both Hard to Recognize and Easy to Spot

You might think I made a mistake with the title of this article, as it contradicts itself, but read on, and I will explain.  Many people have a preconceived notion of what a “battered woman” looks like—poor, several children, high school education or GED, submissive,...

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