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Faces and Masks

We all put our best faces forward. To do otherwise is to expose ourselves to social harm and ridicule.

We learn to smile, even when inside we are crying a river of tears; painful buckets by buckets. 361 more words

2016

The Road Less Taken

People say the world is unfair, and that being pacifist or against military is silly in a world filled with violence. The thing is, it is unfair and it is an idea out of this world. 188 more words

Life

Paullina Friends Meeting Video Stories

In 2012 Paullina Friends met at the Mapleside meetinghouse, and told stories related to the meeting.  Some of those videos are available at the links below. 76 more words

Quaker

Anarchist/Pacifist

Tales of revolution take hold of disenchanted minds
The fighting and death
Ravaging country and state, raping and pillaging the weak
Until one day? Nothing’s left. 99 more words

Poetry

Thomas Evan Nicholas (Niclas y Glais)

Cymraeg

Thomas Evan Nicholas – otherwise known as “Niclas y Glais” – was born in rural West Wales in 1879. Niclas was a passionate believer in peace. 1,360 more words

Wales For Peace / Cymru Dros Heddwch

George M. Ll. Davies (1880–1949)

Cymraeg

George M. Ll. Davies is remembered with great reverence and respect by peace-makers in Wales, but is little known outside that small circle. And yet he had considerable influence on those around him – as a conscientious objector, social reformer, Member of Parliament, Methodist minister and conciliator. 1,811 more words

Wales For Peace / Cymru Dros Heddwch

Journeying with identity

I hitch-hiked to Vancouver directly after my graduation in 2009. This experience became a rite of passage for me. I journaled, I met strangers who showed me hospitality, I slept outside, I wasn’t distracted by busyness and was able to actually do some good ol’ fashioned soul-searching. 888 more words

Pastors In Exile