It is 100 years ago today that the Battle of the Somme started with a huge loss of life. The whole of WW1 was a slaughter of innocents. It should never have happened.
If we learn anything, it is that wars like this one are futile
and it is usually the innocents that are killed or injured. We should do
all in our power to ensure such futility never occurs again.
I am not a Quaker but I have great sympathy with their policy on non-violence.