Feast Day of Bishop Paul Jones

04 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Sept. 4th is the Feast Day of Bishop Paul Jones, founder of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship. In April 1918, the House of Bishops tried to silence a prominent Episcopal voice against World War I, Bishop Paul Jones. Jones, serving then-Missionary District of Utah, was forced to resign his post when he revealed his deep convictions about war, stating “I believe that the methods of modern international war are quite incompatible with the Christian principles of reconciliation and brotherhood…” However, Jones’ work for peace continued. He was a founder of the Fellowship of Reconciliation and its secretary for 10 years. He helped found the Episcopal Peace Fellowship prior to his death in 1941. During World War II, he helped resettle Jews and others who fled Nazi Germany, and he argued for greater understanding in relations with Japan.