Bringing it up to date
Quakers like Bert Brocklesby, who oppose all war, are still speaking up for nonviolent responses to conflict and injustice.
Quakers in Britain recently wrote to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office regarding events in Gaza. www.quaker.org.uk/news/11-july-open-letter-william-hague-regarding-violence-gaza
War Resisters, International (WRI) is a worldwide network of people and groups, of many religions and none. Their members declare “War is a crime against humanity. I am therefore determined not to support any kind of war, and to strive for the removal of all causes of war”.
You can read more about WRI, their ideas and actions at www.wri-irg.org/network/about_wri.
In the summer of 1914, the prospect of war felt far away to Bert Brocklesby, a teacher in the Yorkshire town of Conisbrough near Doncaster.