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Blog FOR Peace

Kristin Stoneking

I write to you from Northern California, where the Paperwhites have been in bloom since just after Christmas; these first blooms of spring come earlier and earlier each year.

It’s always miraculous that these fragrant delicate flowers on strong straight green stems could come from an inert looking bulb. But they come, season after season, affirming hope, bringing joy, persevering in spite of the forces of climate change and the unlikeliness of their fruition.

Like me, you know that peace work is also like that, we plant seeds, we persevere,...


The Fellowship of Reconciliation, the nation’s first interfaith peace and justice organization founded a century ago, seeks a staff accountant, based in Nyack, NY.

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Kathy Kelly

After a week here in FMC Lexington Satellite camp, a federal prison in Kentucky, I started catching up on national and international news via back issues of USA Today available in the prison library, and an “In Brief” item, on p. 2A of the Jan. 30 weekend edition, caught my eye. It briefly described a protest in Washington, D.C., in which members of the antiwar group “Code Pink” interrupted a U.S. Senate Armed Services budget hearing chaired by Senator...

Jeff Hood

Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” The words are being repeated over and over again across Texas today. Texan after Texan will be reminded of their own mortality. In addition to the introspection, I pray that God will add a little outerspection to Ash Wednesday here in Texas and pierce the hearts of Christians about the approaching March 5 execution of Rodney Reed.

For 18 years, Rodney Reed has maintained his innocence in the murder of Stacey Stites. In his latest appeal, three of the most respected pathologists in...