Quakers have been committed to active peacemaking since their inception in the mid-1600s. Our understanding of the teachings of Jesus Christ leads us to work for peace and to address the causes of violence. This is not a passive response to uncomfortable situations, but an active response that often moves us beyond what is comfortable. We offer this information as a challenge to action and obedience.
This section is dedicated to exploring proactive ways to respond to violence and injustice. It is intended as a resource.
May Christ lead us further into Truth and the peaceable kingdom which he desires.
To be a peacekeeper is not to be passive. Instead, it requires difficult and tenacious activity. Peace is to be pursued.
Here are a few resources we have found helpful: