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.