Friday, November 11, 2005

Veterans Day: War is not the answer

Memorial sculpture depicting Peter Kollwitz' parents praying for their son killed in WWI

One day, a new ideal will arise, and there will be an end to all wars. I die convinced of this. It will need much hard work, but it will be achieved… The important thing, until that happens, is to hold one’s banner high and to struggle… Without struggle there is no life. -- Sculptor Kathe Kollwitz (For much more, read this.)

Yesterday I joined a tiny contemporary piece of the "hard work." For four years, faithful Quakers, joined by Buddhists and Episcopalians, have witnessed against war ever Thursday at noon outside the San Francisco Federal Building. Yesterday Fr. Robert Cromey broke Eucharistic bread with those who wished to participate.

1 comment:

Civic Center said...

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May you and your hard-working blog continue to prosper.