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Ethan Vesely-Flad

Last October, I had to pinch myself as I sat next to one of my heroes, Congressman John Lewis, in a small soul food restaurant in Durham, North Carolina.

Just an hour earlier, I had been blessed to meet Rep. Lewis at a speaking event. As we left, his publisher spontaneously invited me to join them for an intimate dinner. I was head over heels.

As we hunched over our delicious meal of fried chicken, waffles, and shrimp gumbo, the civil rights legend looked me in the eyes and told me how excited he was to return to Selma, Alabama in the spring of 2015. He asked...

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,...

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Update: This position has been closed.

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...