Roots and Fruit

Vol.I, No. 2 Summer, 1998

Tread gently on the earth.
You are here but a short while.


Roots and Fruit is a quarterly publication which chooses to explore in two areas:

• What happens in peoples’ lives when the individual tries to practice ideals, sometimes known as conscience.

• A second emphasis is why there is a Peace Center for the Modesto area when logically a farm area in the San Joaquin Valley would seem to have a much too conservative political climate. Some influences to consider:

a) Migrant ministry of Home Missions Council, Council of Churches, Los Angeles
b) Church of the Brethren: Waterford, Empire, Modesto
c) Fellowship of Reconciliation meeting monthly in Church of the Brethren, Modesto
d) World War II Conscientious Objectors
e) Rural Life Conference, California
f) Tuolumne Co-op Farm, Modesto
g) Saturday Night Group
h) Delta Friends Meeting
i) Livermore 1957-60
j) Everyman 1962
k) Concerned Citizens
l) Self Help Enterprises

There is no intention to comment particularly on the political issues of the late 1990’s.




RUTH SESSER — started Interfaith Ministries, Center for Senior Employment and is now active with Habitat for Humanity.

RUDY POTOCHNIK — World War II Conscientious Objector.

JOHN DOWNING — World War II Conscientious Objector, active with Ecology Action.

IAN THIERMANN — World War II Conscientious Objector, ran a tree service in Southern California. Producer of Last Epidemic nuclear weapons film much used locally in 1982.

MACK WARNER — New Life Farm (organic), social concerns.

HOWARD TEN BRINK — World War II Conscientious Objector. Everyman cabin, CORE.

SAMUEL R, TYSON — World War II Conscientious Objector, peace and environmental activist.


Published by

Modesto Peace/Life Center
Stanislaus Safe Energy Committee

P.O. Box 134
Modesto, CA 95353

Roots and Fruits Associates: Kay Barnes, Elizabeth Lester, Samuel R. Tyson

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