Peter Bankson Reflects on His Vietnam Experience in Duc Pho 1966-67
Recorded June 12, 2019 Archived June 12, 2019 43:55 minutes
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DescriptionPeter Bankson describes how he ended up going to Vietnam, his early experiences there and his involvements with the people of Duc Pho. He recalls a frightening mortar attack and the dawning realization that violence is no solution to humanity’s problems. He recounts experiences that brought him to the conviction that we can find a way to resolve complex conflicts only if we hold a deep commitment to nonviolence as a first resort and then persist with that commitment across prolonged constructive engagement with those we are in conflict with.