|Samenvatting: || From their beginnings, Quakers have been concerned not only to resist fighting 'with outward weapons', but to help avoid war and provide relief for its victims. The history of these efforts, and the religious impulse that has motivated them, is the theme of this book, and this includes important Quakers initiatifs, such as the Friends Relief Service, the Friends Ambulance Unit and the Quaker sponsored Conferences for Diplomats.
The author has participated in many recent Quaker peace initiatives, and knows most of te people involved. His expertise is internationally recongnised, as is his commitment to Peace. He emphasises the need for continued efforts in peacemaking regardless of apparent results for, he concludes, 'Peace is a process to engage in, not a goal to be reached'. |