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National War Tax Resistance Conference at Lansdowne Meeting

Peace & Social Concerns

Lansdowne Friends Meeting and Lansdowne Friends School hosted a national conference of conscientious war tax resisters the weekend of May 13-15.  There were about 30 attendees – 20 from around the country and 10 local. The conference included workshops of general interest as well as ones covering more specialized topics. An attendee addressed students in the LFS 5/6 class, and they expressed much interest in war tax resistance. The Meeting and Chester Quarter provided housing for all those requesting housing – 17 attendees. Attendees expressed great appreciation for the hospitality that they enjoyed here. If you would like to learn more about war tax resistance and this conference, email paul.sheldon@villanova.edu. For some of us, paying our government to enable killing in our name is not significantly different from doing the deed ourselves.  Today our money is drafted for continual war and war preparations, not our bodies.