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Young, Ron

Currently, (2017) Ron serves as Consultant for Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders of the National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East. He and his wife lived in Jordan for three years, representing Quakers, and regularly visited Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon. Ron has led a dozen interfaith trips to the region. In 1962-64 he worked with Rev. Jim Lawson in a black Methodist congregation in Memphis. During the Vietnam War Ron served as National Youth Secretary for the Fellowship of Reconciliation and then National Peace Education Secretary for the American Friends Service Committee. He has had op-ed articles on U.S. policy in the Middle East published in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and in the local Everett Herald. His memoir, Crossing Boundaries in the Americas, Vietnam and the Middle East, was published in 2014.

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