A Quaker Response
to terrorism and war

This section contains information about Quaker response to the attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as ongoing Quaker peace actions. Peace activists are encouraged to speak out in opposition to war through newspaper ads, visits with congressional candidates, and other efforts.


Statements by U.S. Quaker Groups

NYYM Peace Action








Finding Friends Worship
in the New York Yearly Meeting area


Conscientious Objection
and Military Counseling


Explanation of Friends terminology



The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. . . . Returning violence for violence multiples violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King Jr.

This site is maintained by
New York Yearly Meeting,
American Friends Service Committee New York Metropolitan Regional Office, and
Quaker United Nations Office.

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