This issue of WRI Info includes information on our new Wiki - WRI Wiki.
Please read it, and try it out. It will be a long way until our Wiki is
anywhere close to Wikipedia, the
online encyclopedia, but it is a useful online collaboration tool,
allowing for the participation of the wider WRI network.
War Resisters' International lauched a new Wiki page - WRI Wiki - with the publication of the latest issue of its newsletter The Broken Rifle. xperienced and beginning Wiki users are welcome to come on board. Please make sure to create an identity and log in to every session. You need to be logged in to write new messages or edit existing messages, though you are free to look around the site as an anonymous guest.
War Resisters' International is always looking for help with translations. The new WRI Wiki can be used as a collaboration tool for translaters too. As an example - and because we are in urgent need of translation into French - we put up the present start page of WRI's homepage for translation into French - have a look at http://wri-irg.org/wiki/index.php/001_for_translation_to_French. The Wiki also includes a page with common terms used by WRI, and their translation into other languages. This can be very helpful when you want to do a translation.
The War Resisters' International was formed in reaction to the senseless slaughter of World War I with a mission not only to oppose all war but also to strive to eradicate its causes. This ambitious programme introduced a new and political dimension to the existing moral and religious basis of pacifism. It attracted some of the best pacifist thinkers and activists from around the world - George Lansbury, Bertrand Russell, Bayard Rustin, Martin Niemoeller, Danilo Dolci, and Mahatma Gandhi.
"War Resisters' International, born out of the horrors and stupidity
of World War I, has kept the banners of conscientious objection and
abolition of war flying through the most atrocious century of European
history. I am proud to have been a council member. For, like those,
also to a large extent informed and inspired by English Quakers who
ultimately brought slavery to an end, war resisters, organised or not,
will bring about the end to war, ever more an insult to human dignity