Articles, Speeches, and Letters to Newspaper Editors

[Each of the links below was written by a member of the Circleville Friends Worship Group.  These writings express the spiritual leading and concerns of their individual authors and are not intended to represent the views of the Circleville Friends Worship Group as a whole or of any other Quaker community.]   

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2005 - 2006

Read "Buck Thompson" -- by Brad Cotton 

Read "The Cost of War"  -- March 10, 2006 -- by Brad Cotton

Read "Thanks for Supporting Our Vigil -- September 2005 -- by Brad Cotton

Read "Dick Cheney's Remorse" -- Columbus Dispatch -- February 17, 2006 -- by Brad Cotton

2007

Read "We Became a Mob" -- January 18, 2007 -- by Brad Cotton

Read "Lobbying Reform Act" -- February 11, 2007 -- by Brad Cotton

Read "Letter From a Military Chaplain" - Text of a letter read by Brad Cotton 

at the Columbus Statehouse exhibit of Eyes Wide Open

Read "Something that Matters" -- June 21, 2007 -- by Lainey Ebright 

Read "Like Toys a Rich Kid Got for Christmas" -- June 25, 2007 -- by Brad Cotton

Read "Whose War Was He Fighting?" -- July 17, 2007 -- by Brad Cotton 

Read "Hate Crimes Legislation" -- August 7, 2007 -- by Brad Cotton

Read "Reflections on 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' " - September 15, 2007 -- by Brad Cotton

Read "Confusion, Concern, and Commitment" - October 27, 2007 - by Tom Kirdas

Read "Huck Finn" -- Oct. 17, 2007 -- by Brad Cotton

Read "Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and Universal Health Care" Dec. 12, 2007 - by Brad Cotton

2008

Read "Who Was Shot at Kent State?" -- May 12, 2008 -- by Brad Cotton

Read "Torture Is a Moral Issue" -- June 18, 2008 -- by Brad Cotton

Read "All Quiet on the Iraqi Front" -- August 6, 2008 -- by Brad Cotton

Read "Is Abortion the Only Faith Issue?"  -- August 22, 2008 -- by Brad Cotton

Read "Family Values and Community Organizers" -- September 8, 2008 -- by Brad Cotton

Read "Who Is Us?" -- September 16, 2008 -- by Brad Cotton

Read "War Is Not the Answer"-- October 30, 2008 -- by Brad Cotton

Read "Never Forget" -- December 8, 2008 -- by Brad Cotton

2009

Read "The Titanic and the U.S. Healthcare Crisis" -- January 8, 2009 -- by Brad Cotton

Read "Why Bail Out the Insurance Companies?" -- January , 2009 -- by Brad Cotton

Read "Healthcare Not Warfare"  -- March 2009  Friends Journal -- by Brad Cotton

Read "Honoring Norman Morrison" -- March 16, 2009 -- by Brad Cotton

Read "Free-Market Healthcare Does Not Work" -- March 31, 2009 -- by Brad Cotton

Read "Health Care Reform that is Proven" -- April 6, 2009 -- by Brad Cotton

Read  "Remembering May 4th" -- May 4, 2009 -- by Brad Cotton

Read "Gettysburg, Memory, and Memorial Day" -- May 22, 2009 -- by Brad Cotton

Read "Faith and Health Care Reform" -- June 4, 2009 -- by Brad Cotton

Read  "Beyond All Understanding" an article by Brad Cotton published in the July 2009 Friends Journal

Read  "A Heartbreaking Up-date" -- August 1, 2009  -- by Tom Kirdas

Read  "Suffering" -- September 11, 2009  -- by Tom Kirdas

Read  "Health Care Reform" -- September 24, 2009  -- by Charlotte Owens

Read  "Eyes Wide Open" -- September 21, 2009  -- by Brad Cotton

Read The Five People You Meet in Heaven -- by Brad Cotton

Read Reverend Bachman's Brother Deserved Better -- by Brad Cotton

Read Jubilee Economics -- by Brad Cotton

2010

Read Will War Ever End -- by Brad Cotton

Read Poor and Uninsured Are Not the Enemy -- by Brad Cotton

Read Vietnam Memorial -- by Brad Cotton

Read Mary Ann Vecchio -- by Brad Cotton

Read Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder -- by Brad Cotton

Read Martin Luther King: Greatest Faith Leader of the Century -- by Brad Cotton

Read Religious Arrogance and the Texas School Board -- by Brad Cotton

Read Church and State -- by Brad Cotton

Read United States Already Rations Health Care -- by Brad Cotton

Read Hiroshima and the Kingdom of God -- by Brad Cotton

Read Who Runs America? -- by Brad Cotton

Read Rev. Huckabee and Rev. Wright -- by Brad Cotton

Read Armistice Day - A Time for Peace

2011

Read Courage to Resist -- by Brad Cotton

Read Hatred and the Prophet Jeremiah by Brad Cotton

Read An Open Letter to Representative Austria -- by Brad Cotton

Read Monsters 1832, 1970 and 2011 -- by Brad Cotton

Read My Friend Is Lost -- by Brad Cotton

Read Honoring Veterans

Read Which Faith-Based Values? -- by Brad Cotton

Read Exploration of Values - Part One

Read God Is Not a Republican -- by Brad Cotton

Read Tiny Tim, Scrooge and the Occupy Movement -- by Brad Cotton

Read Slaughterhouse Five -- by Brad Cotton

2012

What if 911 Was Run by Health Insurers -- by Brad Cotton

Light, Cleanness and Order -- by Brad Cotton

There Shall Be No Poor Among You -- by Brad Cotton

Catholicism, Contraception, Rick Santorum and Economic Justice -- by Brad Cotton

War Is All Hell -- by Brad Cotton

The Chicago Haymarket Martyrs -- by Brad Cotton

Healthcare for "We" -- by Brad Cotton

How Far Can You Throw a Rock?  -- by Brad Cotton

Human Rights Cannot Be Legislated Away -- by Brad Cotton

Memorial Day and Every Day -- by Brad Cotton

Bad Religion and the Nazis -- by Brad Cotton

Destroy the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? - by Brad Cotton

American History from the Bottom Up - by Brad Cotton

Understanding the Bible Cover to Cover - by Brad Cotton

Classes of 1972 and 2012 - by Brad Cotton

Armistice Day 2012 - by Brad Cotton

 

2013

A Vigil to End Gun Violence - by Charlotte Owens

Kent State May 4th 1970 students: The Best of America - by Brad Cotton

Peace and Memorial Day - by Brad Cotton

Maybe She'll See - by Brad Cotton

Honor Labor - by Brad Cotton

Eyes Wide Open - Healthcare 2013

Pope Francis - Trickle-Down Kills

When anyone, anywhere, is threatened, we are all threatened

Salvation in the Gospel of Luke

 

2014

Medicaid, Uninsured Patients Suffer

Lies 28 June 1914 and Today

 

2015

Hemingway, Music, and Poetry

Faith and Health Care Reform

 

2016

Listening to God