March 20, we signed a "Christian Call for Peace" as found on Friends World Committee for Consultation - FWCC World Office's website. It says:
Christian Call for Peace
We the undersigned say together with many others to the rulers of Russia that invasion and occupation are the opposite of Christ’s universal call to reconciliation and unity.
Jesus emphasised: ‘You shall not kill’.
We call for an immediate ceasefire, with armed conflict replaced by a peacekeeping dialogue.
Jesus said: ‘Blessed Are the Peacemakers, for they will be called children of God’.
We call for the release of all people imprisoned after calling for peace.
Jesus said: ‘I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing.’
We call for access for humanitarian agencies to support those affected and displaced both within and beyond Ukraine’s borders.
In this spirit we also say to all peoples, and all governments, that every one of us has a duty to save lives, decrease nuclear tensions and address the underlying causes of conflict, wherever it occurs, in order that the long term foundations of peace can be laid. This is the vocation of the true follower of Christ.
We invite you to sign it as well.
Additionally, in light of point #3, West Newton Friends Meeting approved sending $5,000 for Ukrainian refugee relief. Not bad for a small Quaker meeting. We're sending our funds for relief through the Mennonite Central Committee - MCC