Monday, October 30, 2006


There are no strangers, just friends we haven't met yet.

The main outcome of the Fellowship of Reconcilliation conference entitled 'Called to be Peacemakers - Religious Rights and Wrongs in Contemporary Conflicts' was a greater appreciation of the depth of organisations and individuals involved in the struggle towards a better world. Attendees came from Quaker Peace and Social Witness, Pax Christi, Christian Peacemaker Teams, CHIPS, Peaceschool, the Beech Grove Bruderhof community, the Corrymeela community and probably a lot of others I have forgotten. Most attendees were from the peace churches - mennonites, quakers and anabaptists, but also included catholics and anglicans, buddists and people without labels.

We were taught by Noel from Workshop, we were humbled by Salma Yaqoob, the Respect councillor in Birmingham and we were challenged by each other.

May God bless you Corwin in your journey. I am sure that you will become a fine doctor. Be assured of our prayers Salma and thank you for your openness and humour. Peace be with you Fran, and thank you for your generosity.


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