Vision of Peace
Mary Lord, a professional peacemaker, asks, "Is peace-making just an idealistic vision, or does it actually work?" and answers, "for me, the acceptance of pacifism on a spiritual foundation has led me to seek to learn how to be a practical worker for peace. Peacemaking, after all, is practical dynamic problem solving. If we are to create a realistic image of the peaceable community, we have to confront the unreality of our own vision. Our visions of the Peaceable Kingdom, our visions of community, our visions of peace have to confront reality." Mary Lord formerly worked for FCNL and currently serves AFSC as Assistant General Secretary for Peace and Conflict Resolution.