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Quakers' Commitment to peace and non-violence

Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 at 10:36 am

The Quakers - or Society of Friends - probably have the Western world's record for their consistent commitment over the centuries to peace and non-violence, in the face of numerous wars and oppression often fought in the name of religion. Listen to my interview with 83 y.o. Ruth Watson, who - as a Quaker - has spent much of her life supporting peace, mutual understanding and non-violent action for justice. In addition to describing some of the defining practices and beliefs of the Quakers, Ruth speaks about the many similarities with Buddhist thought and reflects on her service representing the Quakers on The United Nations Peace Committee.

Enjoy the interview with Ruth!

Warm wishes,


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