by Patrick O'Brien
“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall
be called the children of God.” ~ Jesus.
This is Norman Cole, now well into his 90s, and the eldest surviving founding member of the “Riverside Community”. Riverside was established in 1941 by a small group of New Zealanders who refused to attend World War Two, conscientious objectors, men who went to prison rather than to kill.
Today, the Riverside Community continues to practise its founding principals — peace with humanity and peace with the planet.