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Blog FOR Peace

Kristin Stoneking

Last August, I stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, invited by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change to lift up the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on behalf of the Fellowship of Reconciliation.

At that time, the United States was poised to react with military intervention in the crisis in Syria. President Obama later took the same stage and made no mention of the impending attacks.

Among dozens of speakers, I alone raised the concerning juxtaposition of honoring...

Ibrahim Al-Assil
Syria

To the mother of James Foley,

I want to express my sincerest condolences for the loss of your son, James Foley. It was with shock and sorrow when I learned of what happened to your beloved son by those vicious killers. My thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.

I read your statement that James gave his life to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people, and that you have never been prouder of him than today. I share those same feelings as I have lost friends and beloved people who sacrificed their lives for the...

Judy Bello

Asma Kaisi speaks with the Corries from Gaza just after the cease-fire has taken hold in the latest Israeli aggression against Gaza and the people of Palestine.  Asma is married and has three daughters under the age of 5.   The conversation included Dr. Hakim Young with the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul and was facilitated by Doug Mackey as part of the Global Days of Listening which occur on the 21st of each month.   Asma has participated in a series of weekly calls starting on the 21st of August....

Linda Kelly

We are less than two weeks away from the largest march on climate EVER!

On September 21, concerned citizens will take to the streets in New York City and cities around the world to stress the importance of environmental justice.

As world leaders gather at the UN on Sept. 23 for a climate summit, your presence on the 21st will apply the pressure needed to make sure something substantial comes out of this climate summit.

The ...

Cristina Veran

Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights—under the directorship of Elsa Stamatopoulou, former chief of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Secretariat—has published Indigenous Peoples’ Access to Justice, Including Truth and Reconciliation Processes, a comprehensive volume of papers on the subject by international Indigenous and non-Indigenous experts. The timing is especially opportune, with the...