A traveling exhibit that remembers the witness of peace-minded people against the First World War 1914-1918 will be on display at the Brethren Heritage Center, Brookville, Ohio. The exhibit opens July 11 and closes on August 11.
The exhibit, “Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War” developed by Kauffman Museum in North Newton, Kansas. It is based on the narratives of men and women, religious believers, secular humanitarians, political protesters and sectarian separatists. They resisted US involvement in the war, enactment of military conscription, war bond drives, denial of freedom of speech under the Espionage and Sedition Acts. For this resistance, many suffered community humiliation, federal imprisonment and mob violence at the hands of a war crusading American public. This exhibit lifts up the prophetic insights and personal courage of World War I peace protesters, and suggests parallels to the culture of war and violence in our world today.
Many Brethren young men following Biblical teachings, made the decision to not enter the military. This is their story along with many others.
The Brethren Heritage Center is open 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m., Mon, Wed., Sat. and is located at 428 N Wolf Creek St, Brookville, Ohio. For more information call 937-833-5222.