The unfortunate convenience of the Peace Testimony
On Reddit, do we lean on our most well-known testimony too much?
No explanation is generally provided, because none is needed. But the Peace Testimony is a choice each Friend makes, and it is a choice we re-make every time we find ourselves in a situation where violence might seem warranted. We do not follow it simply out of tradition, but because we comprehend the moral reasoning that underlies it.
Reasons for the Peace Testimony
Pat Dallmann looks at changes in Quakers’ understanding of the peace testimony:
About a decade ago, I was curious about the reasons for the peace testimony and whether they had changed over time, and I so read a number of statements from different yearly meetings and other…