Murray Thomson book excerpt from Pulpit and Politics

 

Murray Thomson (Koozma Tarasoff photo)

A number of Canadian newspapers have carried an excerpt from my new book Pulpit and Politics: Competing Religious Ideologies in Canadian Public Life. I was asked to choose the excerpt to be used and decided upon a piece that I had written about Murray Thomson, a Quaker and pacifist who was, in his youth, an air force pilot. He says that he became a pacifist on the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. I believe it is especially appropriate as we approach Remembrance Day.  Thomson, who is in his 80s, lives in Ottawa. He has not been well recently and I wish him all the best. You can read the excerpt by clicking HERE:

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