Show: Brethren Voices

Episode: BV 14-03 - "Kids As Peacemakers"

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Kids As Peacemakers
Guest: Merle Forney

The ways that make for peace are close to the heart… of the Brethren and especially Merle Forney. He was raised in Hanover, PA where his mother taught Sunday School for 39 years at the Hanover Church of the Brethren.
Merle has had an interesting peace journey which included a stint in the army ski patrol unit during World War II. While attending church on a home visit, he was asked by a member of the congregation, “Can a person be a Christian and serve in the Army?” It was a question that he remembers to this day. Upon returning to the unit, he was asked another question by his superior, “Are you willing to accept an honorable discharge?” The unit had too many members. For Merle, that was an easy question to answer.
His involvement in the church led him to begin an organization known as “Kids As Peacemakers.” This is a peace program which works with youth to assist them to express their thoughts about peace on artistic murals that are displayed in front of churches, school, or community organizations. To date there are communities in 18 different states that have been involved. Today, the Brethren’s peace program, On Earth Peace, is a sponsoring organization.
“Brethren Voices” met with Merle and his wife, Margaret while they were living in Amesbury, MA. Today, they reside in Cross Keys Village - The Brethren Retirement Community in New Oxford, Pennsylvania.
For information about “Kids As Peacemakers,” contact: or On Earth Peace, P.O. Box 188, 500 Main St., New Windsor, MD. 21775
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Produced: 2014-03, Episode: BV 14-03, Category: Education
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