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A biography of Lillian and George Willoughby : twentieth-century Quaker…

by Gregory Allen Barnes

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This work offers an authorized biography of Lillian and George Willoughby, Quaker peace activists who have been at the forefront of many movements over the last century. Lillian and George Willoughby resettled European refugees in the late 1930s, relocated interned Japanese-Americans when World War II broke out, and served as conscientious objectors during the war. They protested nuclear weapons in the 1950s. They promoted integration of the races, preservation of open spaces, and new ways of communal living. They opposed the Vietnam War, participated in peace walks, one of which reached Moscow and developed nonviolence training workshops, based on Gandhian principles, which they took to India and other countries in Asia. In the new millennium, they have engaged in the new social issues: nonviolent peacekeeping in Central America and Sri Lanka, protection of open spaces, and opposition to the violence of the War on Drugs as well as the real war on Iraq.… (more)

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