Voices of Conscience

Peace Witness in the Great War

A century ago, the United States had just entered “The Great War.”  While many wholeheartedly endorsed this effort, there were persons who could not in good conscience be involved in the killing of other humans.  Often at great cost, even including death in a few cases, they spoke through their words and actions of a different path.

As Americans commemorate this historical landmark, will they remember those whose peace witness challenged the call to war? Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War is a traveling exhibit (developed by Kauffman Museum, North Newton, Kansas), which remembers the narratives of peoples of faith who opposed the war. The exhibit examines key questions such as: Who speaks for peace in times of war? What am I willing to fight for? Is paying for war participating in war? and Who are the voices of conscience today?

The exhibit will be hosted at the new Calvin G. and Janet C. High Learning & Wellness Center at Landis Homes from August 19 – September 26, 2018.  Plans are for the exhibit to be open to the public from 2-7 p.m. every day during this time.