Signs of the Times

[Hon. Frank B. Kellogg, in a message to the Protestant Episcopal Church, as quoted in the Christian Advocate, New York, New York]

We are all determined that the curse of war shall not again devastate the nations. The most certain insurance against this is the training of the thoughts of men in the ways of peace. But with the best good will we know that peace cannot always be maintained unless the nations have a method of settling disputes other than the old method of war. Therefore, it behooves the governments steadily to develop and to codify in the form of treaties ... conciliation and arbitration. These point steadily to the peaceful way.

Just so I believe the general pact for the renunciation of war, accepted already by most nations of the world, is another great forward step. This treaty is the solemn, public expression of the aspiration not of governments, but of whole peoples speaking through their governments. For this reason it is significant of a new spirit in the world. The church is fulfilling, I believe, one of its highest functions in thus carrying out the will of its founder, who is so fittingly called the Prince of Peace.

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March 9, 1929

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