Faith Power and Peace
To say ‘yes’ to peace we must say a final ‘no’ to war and join together, heart and soul, in the task of creating peace by peaceful means, speaking with one authentic and passionate voice.
Nonviolent peacemaking is not only a noble aspiration but a down-to-earth, practical job to be done, and one that is already underway. In Faith, power and peace, Diana Francis draws on her extensive experience to affirm Quakers’ historic rejection of all war, arguing that militarism cannot make sense as a response to human vulnerability. She describes how nonviolent power can transform violent situations and provide a radically different model for international relations.
This book will give hope and confidence to those seeking to reject violence and pursue peace. It shows that, especially for Quakers, nonviolent peacemaking is a matter of faith that we can and must affirm; not an ideology but a deep sense of possibility, born of love.
Diana Francis first became involved in the international peace movement in her teens and came to Quakers in her early 20s. Since the 1980s she has worked as a facilitator, mediator, trainer and adviser for people who are trying to address social and political violence and injustice and build peace. She has experience in many countries and regions, including the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Middle East, and parts of Africa and South East Asia. At home in the UK, she is an active war-resister, peace campaigner and writer.