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    1. Janet Thomas

      I have a copy of a record by Donald Swann called A Crack in Time, a Concert in Search of Peace and produced by FoR in about 1973. I was also at a concert he did. I was getting it out as I am doing a talk on music for peace as I wanted to give an alternative to WW1 ‘celebrations’, to my local music group. I will try and get it put on cd unless you it has already been done.

    2. Richard Smith

      Fifty years ago when I was a freshman at Kansas University I encountered a charismatic Quaker who was leading a FoR chapter on campus. He introduced me to the philosophy of non-violence, taught and trained me in its precepts and techniques, and encouraged me to participate in several on-going campaigns: the first was off campus and involved a protest to integrate the Lawrence, Kansas downtown public swimming pool, and the second consisted of a series of teach-ins and protests against the Vietnam war. That was the beginning of my activism and commitment “for justice, peace and democracy now”, which I have sustained for more than 50 years. I have worked with many different organizations over the years, but not FoR since my undergraduate days. so I thought about time to touch base via the newsletter.

      • Emma Anthony

        What an excellent story and thank you for getting in touch – it’s great to hear from people who’ve been involved and are committed to nonviolence. Did you say that you receive our newsletter?


      I am an Anglican – having worked for the United Nations – and favour use of UN Peacekeeping military forces in areas of conflict. I have also served in the Armed Services. Does this preclude me from FOR membership? Please e-mail response.
      Very many thanks.

    4. Rachael Gledhill


      I’d like to come along to the meeting this Thursday.

      Thank you!



      I have been a christian pacifist all my adult life,42 years.
      I would like to make contact with other like -minded peace people.

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    7. Barbara Calvert

      Hi Chris
      Thank you for your thought provoking reflection and suggestions. One or two more thoughts…
      To be peacemakers is such an important calling but it is not high on our church calandars’ list of priorities. I wonder if we are better to go for time bound commiments to pray and act for peace in our churches. In other words, rather than a slot each week, we adopt the fairtrade model and go for a ‘peacemakers fortnight’. This could be in February to include Valentine’s Day. (Desmond Tutu proposed Valentine’s day be put to better purpose as a day of peace.)
      We also needs lots more creative resources to use in our ‘Sunday schools’., Messy Church, all age services so peacemaking is not so cerebral but feeds body, mind and soul and changes us.

    8. Hilary Topp

      Hi Barbara and Chris,
      The Peace Education Network have recently produced this resource pack aimed at primary age children – thought it might be useful. In some countries/cultures valentines day is already more about friendship and peace. Also how about focusing on Peace Day in September? Pax Christi’s Peace Sunday works well too – in January picking up on the Pope’s New Year peace message.

    9. David King

      It is wrong on every level and totally ridiculous that any Christian Church shod allow ARMS DEALING to be carried out in their buildings – CHRIST IS THE PRINCE OF PEACE!

    10. Mike Medhurst

      We Quakers in Needham Market have a silent Peace Vigil at room 4 Christchurch, ( United Reformed Church ) Needham Market. Suffolk.
      from 10am until 12.00 midday.

    11. Peter Smith

      Hi, I would like to join but am having trouble with the forms and donation process. I have seen a message saying I need to verify my email but haven’t received the email to verify. Despite the problems I’m keen to sign up and make a donation. I’m in the UK East Midlands. Are there any groups local to me? I’m active in my local church and would like to hear about resources you can offer for promotion of peace.

      • Emma Anthony

        Hi Peter, thanks for your comment. I’m not sure what the verification thing is about – I thought it just asks for two digits at the bottom of the form? Sorry about that, will email you now and join you up that way.

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    13. Ade Couper


      Very interested in joining, & getting involved, but don’t currently use debit/credit card. Would be keen to set up direct debit/standing order- is this possible please? Many thanks

    14. Maureen McDonald

      Recently FOR USA has changed their focus to domestic issues and has decided not to publish articles about Syria / Bahrain. When I started with them 3 years ago I did so knowing that I would primarily be working on the Syrian prisoners of conscience page I would like to still contribute to FOR by writing for IFOR.I am still well connected with the activist and specialist in and out of Syria and Bahrain. Please tell me what I can do to contribute.

      Maureen McDonald

    15. David millward

      I also have a copy of the DONALD SWANN album. I have never seen it before, im surprised how good the album is. Are you still after a copy of it?
      Kind regards


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