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Int'l Conscientious Objector Day

Today is International Conscientious Objector to War Day. "War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today." John F. Kennedy Celebrate the men and women who were brave enough to say, "No."

Love in ever-larger circles is central to Northern Spirit Radio, and we honor those with vision and heart large enough to go beyond the traditionally defined limits of "us". 

Witness to War, Iraq & Japan

Ash Kyrie
Ash Kyrie

Ash Kyrie spent 18 months serving the USA as a Wisconsin National Guardsperson sent to Iraq, and it changed him. The road home to fullness includes time with other vets, support from family & community, and a long peace march in Japan, plus lots of subsequent Japanese connections. And art that helps bridge the gap from soldier to civilian, and war zone to back home.

Bringing Peace to Soldiers

Zachary Moon
Zachary Moon

Anti-war activists and military folks are predisposed to see each other as "the enemy", but even mainstream or conservative folks can have a very difficult time truly welcoming home vets. Zachary Moon is very concerned about treating vets as real people, not political or theological pawns in some game. Relatively few Quakers serve in the military, even as chaplains, as Zachary does, and too few know how to really support our troops when they return home, so he has helped pioneer a way forward.

Practical Idealist & Advocacy for Africa

Alissa Wilson
Alissa Wilson

Focusing on the African countries of Burundi & Somalia, Alissa Wilson is AFSC's Public Education & Advocacy Coordinator for Africa. She has served in Americorps, was an election observer in Nigeria, and is co-author of Practical Idealists: Changing the World and Getting Paid.

Featured Music:
Sweet Mother - Prince Nico Mbarga

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