Quaker Speak: David Hartsough: The Power of Loving Your Enemy

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Jul 16, 2021, 1:09:17 PM7/16/21
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Friends,
Thought you would be interested in this video of my story at a Sit In in VA in 1960 challenging segregation and a knife with love. This is just one of many stories I will tell this Sunday July 18 after Meeting  (12-1pm).
Peace,
David

"It’s not something we do one hour a week at the meetinghouse on Sunday..."
                                                                                                                                                            


[Friends Journal / QuakerSpeak]

 
During a lunch counter protest in 1960, a white supremacist threatened to stab Quaker activist David Hartsough with a knife. What David said in response, grounded in his training in nonviolent resistance, literally disarmed his would-be attacker.
 
 
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"I think the essence of Jesus’ message is to love another, and even love our enemy," David reflected. "I don’t think there’s some people that have that of God in them and there’s some people that are totally evil.… We’re all brothers and sisters, and an injury to any person is an injury to me."

 
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David Hartsough, author of WAGING PEACE: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist,
PM press 2014. Available through Peaceworkers for $20 at 721 Shrader St., San Francisco, CA 94117. 

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: 
Indeed it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

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