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Richmond Declaration on the Draft

I recently came upon the brochure about the Declaration on the Draft and Conscription: Richmond 1968, held at Earlham College (Richmond, Indiana) October 11 – 13, at the time of the Viet Nam War. An announcement of the Conference was … Continue reading

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Looking Back

Since retiring two years ago, I occasionally spend time remembering various things that happened up to this point in my life. In part, to keep the memories alive. Also, to evaluate what things seemed to have accomplished intended goals, but … Continue reading

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War and Peace

Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2018 Military holidays bring attention to perennial questions about peace, how to deal with conflict, and attempted justifications for war. It is an awesome commitment for someone to give years of their life to the service … Continue reading

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National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service

According to Quaker House of Fayetteville, North Carolina, one of the few listening sessions of the new congressional National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service will be held: Vinton, Iowa at  Wesley Methodist Church 516 2nd Avenue June 26, … Continue reading

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Draft resistance and conscientious objection

The Selective Service System still requires males aged 18-25 to register for the Selective Service System. In addition, “The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service was created by Congress to consider and develop recommendations concerning the need for a … Continue reading

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Volunteer Service Mission Story-Part 4

(Note: The following is the continuation of the story of the Friends Volunteer Service Mission (VSM).  This part includes the conclusion of my draft resistance story, which was going on in the middle of my VSM service. I have previously … Continue reading

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Volunteer Service Mission Story-Part 1

I’ve been writing parts of the Friends Volunteer Service Mission (VSM) story from journal entries. At one point I consolidated the various pieces into a separate document to tell the VSM story, which will appear as a series of posts … Continue reading

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Journal–7/6/1971

Journal 7/6/1971 I guess I feel badly because this is the first time I have really felt like I am a burden to others and have no means of support. I had thought the St. Vincent’s job was fairly secure, … Continue reading

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Journal–3/26/1971

Letter from Art and Carolyn Emery  3/26/1971 Dear Jeff We appreciated your letter of the 14 much. I personally feel that black people might appreciate a white person who is “quiet” as they desire to “call the shots” these days. … Continue reading

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Journal–Friends Volunteer Service Mission

Journal 2/19/1971 I’m going to Indianapolis tomorrow to find out more about the Friends United Meeting’s Volunteer Service Mission project. (Note:  The year before, my Senior year at Scattergood Friends School, Al Inglis visited to talk about a new Friends … Continue reading

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