Bringing it up to date
Today, many Quakers and other nonviolent activists are following in Hilda's footsteps by travelling to war zones and other areas of conflict to relieve suffering and challenge violence. The World Council of Churches has set up the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI), which recruits volunteers to spend at least three months working as human rights monitors. The UK and Ireland wing of EAPPI is administered by Quakers. You can read more at www.eappi.org.
While some Quakers sought to save lives by campaigning against the war, others wanted to help war victims directly.