A good end cannot sanctify evil means; nor must we ever do evil, that good may come of it... We are too ready to retaliate, rather than forgive... And yet we could hurt no man that we believe loves us. Let us try then what love will do: for if men did once see we love them, we should soon find they would not harm us. Force may subdue, but Love gains: and he that forgives first, wins the laurel.
William Penn

Be patterns, be examples in all countries, places, islands, nations wherever you come; that your carriage and life may preach among all sorts of people, and to them; then you will come to walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone...
George Fox

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


First and foremost, I am following a long-standing personal leading from the Prince of Peace. I see this as a vocation.
Secondly, as a Quaker, I hope to visit diverse meetings of the Religious Society of Friends along the way, linking them in a way other than by the common name, 'Quaker'.
Finally, as a member of the human race, I hope to make this walk an international 'peace pilgrimage', connecting  communities from Spain, through Western Europe, the Balkans, and Turkey to the Middle East. I hope to work for peace in Palestine, and to arrive in Cairo as a part of the Masterpeace community. While I am prepared to do this singly, I invite you to join me for an hour, a week, or the entire journey; and whether you join me or not, I ask for your help along the way. 

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