Category Archives: Pacifist

Peace, Love, and Revolution at the Library

Walter Bredel, Woodstock Music and Arts Fair, Bethel, NY, 1969. “The spirit of the 60s never truly left. And this season, it’s front and center at the Library—and across the city—with era-inspired programs, special guests, exhibitions, and more. In collaboration with … Continue reading

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American Deserters Committee

Draft-age Americans being counseled by Mark Satin (far left) at the Anti-Draft Programme office on Spadina Avenue in Toronto, August 1967. The front room was so crowded at the time that the counseling session here is taking place in one … Continue reading

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Restoring King

“Every year, in January and April, we commemorate the extraordinary career of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. But there is probably no figure in recent American history whose memory is more distorted, whose message is more bowdlerized, whose powerful … Continue reading

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Unitarian Universalism

“Unitarian Universalism (UU) is a liberal religion characterized by a ‘free and responsible search for truth and meaning’. Unitarian Universalists assert no creed, instead they are unified by their shared search for spiritual growth. As such, their congregations include many … Continue reading

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Be Here Now – Ram Dass (1971)

“I watched the movie many, many times, but when it came to reading Be Here Now, it was so over my head. I loved the artistic presentation and illustrations, but every time I tried to read it, I had no … Continue reading

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Mission to Hanoi, 1968

Hoa Lo prison (the “Hanoi Hilton”). “In the 1960s, Jesuit priest and poet Daniel Berrigan, his brother Josephite priest Philip Berrigan, and Trappist monk Thomas Merton formed an interfaith coalition against the Vietnam War. In 1967, Philip was arrested for … Continue reading

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Handbook for Conscientious Objectors

“I read earlier editions bought from the publisher, with other authors. It explains who qualifies as a conscientious objector under the U.S. military draft and how the procedures work. The book did not push one type of belief over another, … Continue reading

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