Quakers, Brethren, and Mennonites have been called "Peace Churches" for our shared commitment to non-violence. We don't own these conversations—but we fearlessly hold them—and actively seek to bend the arc of the dialogue toward equity and peace.
Yesterday, we fought for abolition and propelled the Underground Railroad. Today, we invite other individuals and communities to join as Peace Alliance Partners as we work together for "Positive Peace."
Simply because we reject violence—either as a first motion or a response—doesn't mean we're passive observers. On the contrary, pacifism doesn't mean inaction—it requires action.
In his Letter from Birmingham Jail, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called on us to avoid lukewarmness by rejecting "negative peace, which is the absence of tension" in favor of "positive peace, which is the presence of justice."
Yes: any person, church, or organization committed to Positive Peace can join us as an "Alliance Partner," and has a voice here.
Although America's Peace Churches have worked against oppression and for peace since before our nation was founded—the struggle goes on today—and we can't do it without you. Please join us.