“Atomic energy is not the only basic force in the universe. Behind the fuss and fanfare, the wars and rumors of wars, something incredibly real and active works silently, indefatigably. For those who have met its conditions, it is more than a belief; it is an experience. ..
It is my task, and the task of the pacifist, to demonstrate convincingly, in life and actions, that this power of the spirit is real, that it is an alternative to violence, and that it can work for the healing of nations.”
(Charles C. Walker, Captive of the Spirit, article in Motive magazine January, 1946) Also featured in A Quaker Behind the Dream, due out soon!