Fayetteville, NC: BPFNA/Quaker House Friendship Tour: A Front-Line Peace Witness

Aug 12, 2012 | News

Posted by Ethan Vesely-Flad
Monday, August 12, 2013, 2:29pm

Located near Fort Bragg (one of the largest military bases in the US), Quaker House is a manifestation of the peace testimony of the Religious Society of Friends. In line with this testimony, Quaker House seeks to support peacemaking efforts in the region and throughout theU.S. through education, advocacy, and counseling. Quaker House was established in 1969 after a GI stationed at Ft. Bragg hitch-hiked to the Chapel Hill Friends Meeting and asked for assistance in applying for Conscientious Objector (CO) status. The Meeting decided that Quakers needed to be in Fayetteville to provide support to GIs who opposed the Vietnam War.

Currently, Quaker House assists military personnel who, for reasons of conscience, seek separation or transfer to non-combatant service on grounds of conscience. It has been a key member of the GI Rights Hotline Network since that group’s founding in 1994. Quaker House also provides education on related peace issues.

Join us as we gather for peace in a military city!

**Register by Friday, August 23, 2013! Click here to register!**

This Friendship Tour will explore critical military issues such as:

  • Suicide
  • PTSD
  • Domestic and family violence
  • Use of torture and drones
  • Lack of truth in military recruitment
  • Impact of repeated deployments

You’ll visit Quaker House, founded by the Religious Society of Friends. Quaker House has been working for Peace and GI Rights since 1969.

And Fort Bragg Military Base, one of the largest military bases in the United States.

Saturday, September 7 (All day)-Monday, September 9 (All day)
Quaker House
 223 Hillside Avenue
North Carolina  28301

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$60 (for lunches and transportation)

Contact information:
LeDayne MacLeese Polanski, (704) 521-6051 or ledayne@bpfna.org