Discussion Points

for Movies on Peace and War Issues


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Discussion points to consider when viewing the movies with children and teens.

"I think leaders have a responsibility to be wise enough, especially now, to see what causes wars and do what it takes to prevent them. There should no longer be a need for anyone to feel that they have to give up their live, or worse, to take a life for a 'cause.' That may not be realistic, but if I expect peace to happen, I need to start with my own expectations. How would you make it happen?"

To the inevitable questions about how I feel about vets, I answered along these lines: "They did all of us a good service. And I feel much the same way about the people who protested wars (ala Vietnam) and fought non- violently for civil rights. How do you feel about them?"

My answer to people who ask "Why should our sons fight for your freedom if Quakers won't fight for ours?"

Page last updated on 11/26/97 by Tom Farley of Spontaneous Combustion