Seasons Greetings and Happy Holidays from Religions for Peace USA!

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Warm Seasons Greetings! As we enter this season of reflection, joy and a new year, we are grateful for your commitment to our work and to building peace and justice. To share some of the joy we’ve had over the last year, we have...

Religions for Peace USA Moderator Responds to Paris Attacks

  Dear Friends, Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of France and Beirut in the unspeakably horrible events this evening.  As they cry out in sheer agony, our hearts too cry out with theirs in shock, revulsion and grief. These events are all but...

No one is an enemy, none a stranger

Dr. Tarunjit Singh Butalia, Religions for Peace USA Special Advisor, responds to hate crime against Inderjit Singh Mukker in Chicago this past Tuesday evening. “What happened to Inderjit Singh Mukker is deeply troubling. Over the course of my 20 plus years of...

April Leese: Why am I attending the Teach-in? Why not?

April Leese is a resident of the Community of Living Traditions in Stony Point, New York. A recent seminary graduate, she has had a lifelong connection to the outdoors, and to environmental stewardship.   Why would I want to attend an interreligious teach-in...

Aude Isimbi: Coming Back to My Roots

Aude Isimbi is a resident at the Community of Living Traditions in Stony Point, New York. For the past year, she has taken an active role in social, economic, and environmental advocacy. She is the current Advocacy and Solidarity Coordinator for the World Student...

The Possible Dream of an International Carbon Fee

Ethan Bodnaruk is a PhD. student in Ecological Engineering at SUNY-ESF. This is his second blog post. Environmental advocacy can often feel daunting and overwhelming because the fate of the environment seems so far out of our hands.  We can change lightbulbs, compost,...

Community and Religious Leaders Respond to Chattanooga, TN Shooting

National and Tennessee Community and Religious Leaders Respond to Shooting in Chattanooga, TN Released: July 17th, 2015  A month ago today, a young gunman murdered nine members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.  It was the first day of...