Catherine Impey

Overview

Catherine Impey born Street, Somerset August 13, 1847 (d. 1923). British Quaker reformer and humanitarian; pioneer of transatlantic campaign against lynching; opponent of militarism: vegetarian; founded first British anti-racist paper Anti-Caste 1888; began anti-racist Society for the Recognition of the Universal Brotherhood of Man 1893; campaigned in US against lynching with Frederick Douglass; sponsored Ida B. Wells's tour of Britain.

Quotations

"All arbitrary distinctions based on differences of social rank, [are] contrary to the mind of Christ." (Anti-Caste, p. 1, March 1888)

"The idea that colour has any place whatever in determining the place of members of the human family towards each other must everywhere be wiped out." (anti-caste gallery, Equiano Center, Univ. College, London; photo antiquarianbooksellersassociation)

Margareta Ingelstam

Overview

Margareta Ingelstam born Edebo, Sweden May 30, 1937. Swedish educator, author, editor, and peace activist. Head of Swedish Christian Council, 1995-2002. Peace monitoring, South Africa, 1993-94; Network Forum for Peace Service, 1995-2006; EU program Building Culture of Non Violence; Postwar peacebuilding, Eastern Croatia, 1998 -2003. Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel (SEAPPI), 2002-; Operation 1325, 2003 -current.

Quotations

Most conflicts have to be taken care of early before they become violent. . . Education should be the most important part of bringing peace to a community. People are ready to try nonviolent strategies.” (May 27, 2011, Kingston Ecumenical Conference; photo equmeniakyrkan.se)

Kathleen Innes

Overview

Kathleen Royds Innes born Reading, England January 15, 1883 (d. 1967). Quaker; British WILPF leader; WILPF international co-chair, 1937; author and speaker on League of Nations and disarmament.

Quotations

"Peace is a method and not a state and. . . under every system there will be causes for clash unless we remove the psychological causes." (WILPF Geneva Sept. 1934)