Betty Burkes


Betty Burkes born Malvern, OH March 24, 1942. Teacher of peace and nonviolence. Peace Corps volunteer teacher in Ethiopia; Chair of American WILPF, 1997-99; Peace Education Program Coordinator at Hague Appeal for Peace, 2002-05.


”Love is a great teacher.” (2007)

“If we don't address what's in other people's hearts and minds, if we don't engage each other in a dialogue, then all the declarations on human rights will not matter. . . If we don't address the things that separate us, we will not deliver what we're after. What we're really after is creating communities that sustain life and do not promote war and death.” (Dec. 8, 2001; Robert Shetterly portrait in Americans Who Tell the Truth)