A Quaker scientist affirms that science and Quakerism not only have more in common than does science with other avenues of religious expression, but that wider recognition of the commonalities could encourage both inner and outer peace.
About the Author(s)
Calvin Schwabe has been professor of epidemiology, medical parasitology and tropical public health, and a researcher in medical and veterinary science, first in the American University of Beirut and later within the University of California. He also served as a member of the Secretariat of the World Health Organization in Geneva and was a consultant to it and other UN agencies. Working mostly on health and food supply problems in the Third World, his other special concerns have included efforts toward realizing a Middle Eastern peace settlement and for improving the circumstances of Africa’s thirty-fifty million migratory pastoralists. Co-founder in the 1950s of Dar al asHab, a Quaker International Center in Beirut, he and his wife have sojourned among other groups of Quakers wherever they have worked. Quakerism and science have played a significant role in Calvin Schwabe’s personal pursuit of a “gathered life.”
Pendle Hill Pamphlet #343