Murray Thomson was born in China to United Church of Canada missionaries. After graduating in 1947 he worked in the adult education division of Saskatchewan's CCF government. As a pacifist and member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), Murray worked in Thailand and India (1956-1962) and for CUSO (1970-1974). He was the Peace Education Secretary for Canadian Friends Service Committee (1962-1969). Over the decades, Murray helped found groups such as the Quaker Peace Education Centre - Grindstone Island (1963), Project Ploughshares (1976), Peace Brigades International (1981), Peacefund Canada (1985), and Canadian Friends of Burma (1991).
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Renditions of the Peaceable Kingdom at War,
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