Bonell, Harold C. (Harold Charles), 1908-1977
Baptist minister addressing the NEYM on peace: "in times like there when even Newcastle suffers destruction, it may be that even the humble importation of an alien collier might well find acceptance." Praise for the work of the American Friends Service Committee; discussion of how "the church ministers to a stricken world." "Peace is not the absence of hostilities; it is the presence of a state of mind and spirit that makes hostility impossible. Peace has never been secured by war." Church and Soviet Russia. "It is the task of the church above and before all other agencies to feed the starving and heal the broken in this stricken world, now if possible, if not, just as soon as it is humanly possible to do so. It is the task of the church immediately to take steps in the direction of real brotherhood; we cannot speak to the world of brotherhood while the church is so hopelessly divided. It is the task of the church to demand, now and always, a fairness of attitude and treatment of all men that will make possible that state of mind and spirit that is true peace."