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A letter from a Syrian civil activist to an American mother

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.

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Asma Kaisi speaks with the Corries from Gaza

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.  This is the second call.  You can see the transcript of the first call in this blog.  Global Days of Listening are Live Streamed so that anyone can join in.  Go to the website to learn more.     ** You can hear a recording of this call here.

Transcript of conversation

Changing course from violence in Syria and Iraq

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.

Tornadoes in New England ~ Why I'm Marching in the People's Climate March

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.

Moving Toward Reconciliation: Insights and Input from Indigenous Survivors of State-Sanctioned Violence

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

Claiming Justice and Killing Jesus: The Execution of Willie Trottie

I just pronounced a blessing and raised a fist of resistance with Willie Trottie and his family at the Polunsky Unit in Livingston, Texas. Trottie is scheduled to be executed tonight. I don’t see how anyone can talk about Jesus and support the pain that I just witnessed.

Leo Tolstoy: The Law of Love

    We possess a single infallible guide, the Universal Spirit that lives in men as a whole, and in each one of us, which makes us aspire to what we should aspire: It is the Spirit that commands the tree to grow toward the sun, the flower to throw off its seed in Autumn, us to reach out towards God, and by so doing, become united to each other.  &nb

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Your role in big news on the Death Penalty

This is a momentous time in the movement to end capital punishment.

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Sowing the seeds of racial justice and reconciliation

At the Fellowship of Reconciliation, a cornerstone of our mission is seeking an end to militarization, violence, and the root causes of violence.

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A Voice from Gaza: Living Under the Bombs

The Afghan Peace Volunteers have a Global Day of Listening call on the 21st Day of every month. People come on the call to network with other activists and people living in troubled areas around the globe. People participate in the call, and others join through a live-stream feed.