Smithfield Monthly Meeting of Friends (Smithfield, R.I.) . Peace and Social Concerns Committee
Deliberations to build consensus on U.S. involvement in the war in Vietnam. The Committee urges friends to write individually to congressman and the president "regarding issues of concern to us as Friends. We strongly believe that each letter carries real weight; we see this work as an individual responsibility if the Quaker ideal is to live on." Committee approves funds for the Miami (Ind.) Meeting to hold workshops "in the deep South, training negro leaders in the Christian non-violent approach to social problems." Agree for the need for a deeper commitment to Quaker ideals and suggest meetings amongst Friends "We believe that there should be a common goal which is a deeper committment to the Quaker way of Life. We suggest that the theme be 'What Do We think?'"