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Preparing for Peace

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Can we demonstrate that war is obsolete?

Is war successful in achieving its objectives?
Can war be controlled or contained?
What are the costs of war?
What are the causes of war?
Can the world move forward to another way?

Friends, the project is now with you!

In 2000, Westmorland General Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Britain, began a peace initiative, called Preparing for Peace, to explore these questions with international experts and witnesses. Read the texts of our papers (9), public lecture series (19) and supplementary papers (4)  and find out more about our initiative (by Rachel Rogers), publications and education programme.

In November 2003 the lecture series was completed.  The education and speaking programme continued until Spring 2008 when the programme was laid down as had been planned. During that time two of the project leaders had prepared general papers which they used as a basis for each of their presentations see Brian's Walker's paper (pdf file) and Daphne Sanders paper (pdf file).

We have done what we planned to do and we give you all these resources to to help you take the path of Preparing for Peace forward.

In Friendship and with love, the project team.

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