“The peace testimony of the Society of Friends cannot be fully understood apart from their other social testimonies. These doctrines form a unit derived from a common source, but in a certain sense they also generate one another. For instance, the testimony for race, class, and sex equality itself works against violence. In the same way the testimony for simplicity tends to remove the superfluities and privileges in which are found so many seeds of war. It is impossible to separate one aspect of this way of life from another. Unlike modern Quakerism, the older Quakerism was undepartmentalized.”
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