In Memorium

Bill Koehnlein Presente!

WRL celebrates the life - and mourns the loss - of Bill Koehnlein, who passed in November of last year, and was an inspiration and dear friend to many of us. Rest in Power Bill!

Celebrating the Life of Bill Koehnlein
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Saint Mark's Church in-the-Bowery
Parish Hall
131 East 10th Street (at Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Lawrence (Larry) Egbert, Presente!

Larry Egbert

June 9, 2016
Lawrence Deems Egbert, Jr. Husband, Father, Friend Presente!

Lawrence Deems Egbert, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., a resident of the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore, died of a heart attack Thursday evening, June 9th. Lawrence has lived with his wife Ellen, a member of WRL's National Committee, in Baltimore for nearly twenty years. He did not own a car or a cell phone. He bicycled nearly everywhere he needed to go, rain or shine. A memorial service is tentatively planned for August 27th in Baltimore. Donations in his memory can be made to Physicians for Social Responsibility, Final Exit Network or Veterans For Peace.

Liz Proefreidt, Presente!

Liz Proefreidt

April 29, 2016

Elizabeth Proefriedt, sister, friend and activist PRESENTE

It is with many tears and mourning hearts, that we announce the passing of our dear friend Sister Liz Proefreidt, longtime peace activist. Liz was a dynamo of love, generosity, faith, commitment to peace and justice, music, poetry, and service, a courageous inspiration to all who knew her.

Daniel Berrigan, Presente!

Daniel Berrigan

April 30, 2016

Daniel Berrigan, Uncle, Brother, Friend, PRESENTE

A statement from the Family of Father Dan Berrigan, SJ

This afternoon around 2:30, a great soul left this earth. Close family missed the “time of death” by half an hour, but Dan was not alone, held and prayed out of this plane of existence by his friends. We – Liz McAlister, Kate, Jerry and Frida Berrigan, Carla and Marc Berrigan-Pittarelli—were blessed to be among friends—Patrick Walsh, Joe Cosgrove, Father Joe Towle and Maureen McCafferty—able to surround Daniel Berrigan’s body for the afternoon into the evening.

Ibrahim Abdil-Mu'id Ramey Presente

Ibrahim Abdil-Mu'id Ramey Photo


(May Allah ta'Ala forgive him all his sins and grant him the highest of Jannah)

by Matt Meyer

Ibrahim Abdil-Mu'id Ramey (Clayton), who passed away yesterday, Friday, 11th of December 2015, was a dynamic speaker, fine writer, and keen strategic thinker – but he devoted most of his adult life to the “simple” task of fighting for people’s dignity and basic human rights. There was nothing shy about Ibrahim, but he was a generally humble and unassuming man, never thinking of himself as great though surely self-aware of his abundant organizing skills. He played central roles on the international and national levels, as an early leader of the Pan-African Skills Project in the 1970s, as a national program officer of both the War Resisters League and the Fellowship of Reconciliation, as a Board member of the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors and the American Friends Service Committee, and finally as an extraordinary leader of the Muslim community in Washington DC.


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