Instead of gearing ourselves . . . for a gigantic production of death-dealing bombers and men trained to kill, we should be producing food, medical supplies, ambulances, doctors and nurses for the works of mercy, to heal and rebuild a shattered world. We do not take care of our unemployed and hungry millions in city and country, let alone beyond the seas. . . .
We are urging a seeming impossibility — a training of the use of nonviolent means of opposing injustice, servitude and a deprivation of the means holding fast to the Faith. It is again, the folly of the cross. But how else is the word of God to be kept alive in the world? The word is love, and we are bidden to love God and to love one another. It is the whole law, it is all of life. — Dorothy Day, Testimony by Daniel Berrigan