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 1990s.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS OF THIS ISSUE:
MARIETTA DOWNING homemaker, teacher, activist.
GORDON NUTSON partner in Wolverine Building Service, draft counselor, Methodist, World War II Conscientious Objector.
AARON BELANSKY World War II Conscientious Objector, accountant, active with San Jose Peace Center.
MACK WARNER civil rights activist the resurgence of farmers markets was his baby to encourage small family farmers Friend.
SAMUEL R, TYSON small family farmer who spoke out for the right of farm workers to organize.
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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