Peace Witness

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 18:45 to Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 12:30


Peace Witness




Peace Witness

“Turning Quaker Testimony into Action”

November 15-17, 2019 at Powell House


Many Americans want to bring about a harmonious world but may not have internalized those leadings into actions. There are many ways to foster the world we seek, and this conference will explore ways that we, as Quakers and non-Quakers, can be for peace and bring about peace through both upstream work and direct action. This conference is for anyone who is ready to develop, deepen and share their peace witness with the world.

 Facilitator: Joseph Olejak is a member of the Old Chatham Quaker Meeting and serves on the Outreach, Peace and Justice Committee as recorder. Author of “26 Weekends in the Columbia County Jail” and numerous Quaker blogs, Joseph has had firsthand experience with exploring Quaker queries and direct action. As a lifelong anti-war activist, I discovered that being anti-war is a just another form of war.  What I now know is that there is a profound difference being “for something” vs being “against something.”  

     By deeping our thinking about what peace is we can create the conditions for cooperation and accord and use non-violent means to bring about “the beloved community.” 


Our goal is to create a beloved community, and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.

                                                                      ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Register at:              518-794-8811      

Register by November 1: $280-$200/adults; $125 ages/13-22; $70/infants-12; $175/commuter

                                                                                          After November 1: $260/$145/$90/$195   


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