Today is Friday.  It’s the last day of the first class I am taking here.  Most people have gone off campus to return on Monday, and I am driving down to a little town called Floyd, to investigate the music.  http://www.floydcountrystore.com/

It’s a town that has one stop light, and sounds like going back to the 60’s – flower power etc.  The flower power era had a peace emphasis, but as far as I remember it was mostly about protesting against the Vietnam war.  One of the ways in which the Mennonite church has made a contribution in the last 50 years is in changing their focus from simply protesting and withdrawing from conflicts to engaging positively with conflict in a peacebuilding way.  I am looking forward to seeing what I can learn about peace and peacemaking as I visit the town of Floyd.
I’ll report back tomorrow hopefully.

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