"Those who value freedom of conscience owe a great deal of debt to the historic peace churches. They have lived out a remarkably faithful witness to their understanding of the Lord's command, 'Do not resist on who is evil.'
"The historic peace churches have kept the vision of a world without war. They have kept the vision of a nation in which those who refuse to take up arms would be respected for their sincere convictions and would be allowed to contribute to the common good without violating those convictions. It has been the not-always-adequately-appreciated gift of peace churches to keep before us this vision that might lead us beyond the self-defeating toils of enmity to a better way."
"All Americans should be grateful."
From the foreword by Dean M. Kelley, National Council of Churches