The War Resisters League affirms that all war is a crime against humanity.  We are determined not to support any kind of war, international or civil, and to strive nonviolently for the removal of all causes of war, including racism, sexism and all forms of exploitation.

David McReynolds, socialist, photographer, and lifetime WRL member, passes at 88

David McReynolds  (1929 - 2018)

Early Friday morning, lifetime War Resisters League member David McReynolds - committed pacifist + socialist - passed peacefully at the age of 88. David was on WRL staff for a large part of his life and remained within community long, long after.

David McReynolds
(1929 - 2018)

Memorial for David McReynolds
Saturday, December 1 at 12 PM – 3 PM
at Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Sq S, New York, NY 10012
RSVP: McReynoldsMemorial [at]

A Death in the Family: David McReynolds, Pacifist, Socialist, Ailurophile

 David McReynolds under arrest at "Shadows and Ashes" Direct Action for Nuclear Disarmament, New York City, April 28, 2015. Photo by Felton Davis

By Judith Mahoney Pasternak

A great force for a peaceful world left the planet when WRL's—and the nation's—David McReynolds, who for decades was the best-known voice of American radical pacifism, died August 17 of injuries from a fall in his East Village home. He was 88 and had spent almost 40 years on the staff of the War Resisters League as a self-described “movement bureaucrat.”

95 Years of Resistance: WRL's 95th Anniversary

This October, War Resisters League is turning 95! From our humble beginnings at Jesse Wallace Hughan's dinner table in 1923, WRL has evolved from the first secular organization of pacifists believing "wars will cease when men refuse to fight" to the WRL we know today - an organization that embraces a radical mission to actively oppose all forms of war and the institutions, systems, and cultures that uphold militarism.