Step by Step, Rust in Peace: The Quiet Peacemakers of Wilmington College, 1940 - 1976
At Wilmington College in Ohio, the Quaker peace testimony took life and breath in the form of individuals who refused to sanction violence in the 20th century. This is the story of those individuals and their response to wars from the first peacetime American draft in 1940 to the Continental Walk for Disarmament and Social Justice in 1976. One student, writing in the college newspaper in 1969 during the turbulent Vietnam War era, recognized something extraordinary in the teaching and example he found when he said, "We are fortunate to have a campus where adult leadership is as principled as it is here. There are staff members whose records or opposition to war started long before the Vietnam War made such opposition respectable. The rest of the country unfortunately cannot claim such ethical leadership." The lives of the quiet peacemakers of Wilmington College represent a powerful example of resistance to war, and their work challenges the notion that violence can ever be justifed.
- Author: Sharon Drees
- Pages: 87
- Year: 2011
- ISBN: 9780965886635