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  Volume 34   November 2007 


Tribute to Ken and Viona Brown
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Tribute to Ken Brown
by Julie Garber

Ken will think this tribute issue of the Bulletin sounds like a eulogy, but eulogies are last words about somebody without fear of retort. I’m sure we haven’t heard the end of it. Besides, we should probably honor the good work of teachers and colleagues more than we do, so given this chance to commend something about Ken, I would have to say he’s a little off. read more…

 


Tribute to Kenneth L. Brown
by Tim McElwee

For more than 50 years, Kenneth L. Brown has been a nonviolent activist for peace and justice. He is a pioneer in the field of Peace Studies, and has been a mentor to countless persons who today work for nonviolent social change. An ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren, Ken served as the Director of the Peace Studies program at Manchester University for 25 years. He was trained in history, was hired for a temporary position in philosophy, and for 45 years he devoted his career to teaching Peace Studies. Most importantly Ken Brown does not just talk about social justice and nonviolence; he lives out his convictions and his commitment to peace with justice. read more…


Thank You Viona
by Katy Gray Brown

Viona Brown has often joked that when she accompanied Ken to North Manchester, she thought they were “just passing through,” but the spirit with which she became part of Ken’s work here tells a different story.  In the 46 years since their arrival, Viona has been an important supporter of the peace studies program, opening her home and her heart to generations of students.  Whether it was hosting coffeehouses or Kenapocomoco Coalition meetings, packing the family’s van off to another demonstration, or encouraging a student through a difficult time, Viona brought a rare combination of compassion, generosity, and mischief.  We thank her for sticking around all these years, for sharing her many gifts with us, and for loving us so well.

 

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