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War is Not the Answer

MLK’s Words Endure as an Anti-War Sign

January 9, 2020

It was post-9/11, and Friends in Atlanta Friends Meeting wanted to publicly witness against war. Friends listened to their hearts’ stirrings during business meeting, and “War is Not the Answer” became the Meeting’s new yard sign.

War is Not the Answer

Download and print your own sign.


These words were taken from Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech, Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence, delivered April 4, 1967 at the Riverside Church in New York.

The message – War is Not the Answer – and the signs went viral. FCNL and Friends saw the potency and popularity of the message grew and spread, and the rest is history. With the increasing prospect for an endless war with Iran, War is Not the Answer, has become more relevant.

Friends and other people of faith act when they see broken systems. As we stand on the precipice of another war, Friends are mobilizing across the country to demand Congress halt the spiral into all-out war.

FCNL has distributed more than 2,000,000 “War is Not the Answer” bumper stickers and yard signs since 2002. Demands for the sign are increasing so we are making it available free online for you to download and print. If you'd like to purchase a lawn sign or bumper sticker, you can do so here.

Group of advocates holding "War Is Not The Answer" signs
Group of advocates holding "War Is Not The Answer" signs

We are convinced that peace throughout the world is God’s will and peace is attainable. Living with this virtue takes away the occasion for all wars.

May we be well used.