Memorial to the innocent victims of war
Area Meeting in February 2014 endorsed a concern brought forward by a Friend at Clun Valley, Joyce Gee, that there should be a memorial to the innocent victims of war at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
At its meeting on 5 April, Meeting for Sufferings minuted: “We receive minute AM 14/12 of Southern Marches Area Meeting, and a background note, regarding the possible creation of a memorial to the innocent victims of war at the National Memorial Arboretum. We have heard support and encouragement for this proposal, and also a question about the use of the phrase ‘innocent victims of war’. We ask those meetings who would like to offer support to this proposal to be in touch with Southern Marches AM.”
The AM clerk and assistant clerk are hoping to explore ways of taking the matter forward with the secretary of the Quaker Service Memorial Trust.
Southern Marches Area Meeting currently upholds Kaimosi Hospital, Kenya.
Kaimosi Hospital is one of only three extant Quaker-founded hospitals in the world. For a brief history, please see this article on the Friends United Meeting America webiste.
Hilary Hubbard, Luzili King and Theresa Watts are Friends with this concern and are working to find ways to take it forward.
If you would like more information or wish to support this project, please contact Luzili King.