Straight, not narrow: John Lampen addresses some misconceptions over the Peace Testimony

‘It’s not part of our tradition to say we must always be silent or neutral in the face of evil.’

‘Our prophets look for that of God in the oppressors, but they hope to engage with it by telling the truth.’ | Photo: by Ashish Thakur on Unsplash

Some recent writing in the Friend has implied that our Peace Testimony contains a duty not to take sides when faced with the world’s conflicts. This is a misunderstanding that could mislead Friends, and give a wrong impression about our peace witness.

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