In Memoriam

Our long-time Board member Ibrahim Abdul Mu’id Ramey passed to the higher life on Friday December 11, 2015.

Ibrahim was a lifelong peace activist. He served in leadership roles in the Fellowship of Reconciliation for over a decade, as well as being involved in the Muslim Peace Fellowship. From 2006, he was the director of civil and human rights at the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation.

We will miss this wonderful man who guided our organization for so many years.


The Parting
by Peter Ledermann

there is no place where leaves can fall
where the Earth will not love to embrace
as no color deep could hope to enthrall
my heart more than the gift of your grace

for the seasons not a time for change
but a change for time to draw a breath
and with its canvas rearrange
light from dark, life from death

as terraced gardens disappear
milkweed pods their children strayed
adrift on songs we’ve yet to hear
the invisible law to be obeyed

and with each part the parting goes
the autumn winds, the summer seeds
adrift beneath the winter snows
with noble dreams and daring deeds

So let time not into pieces go
where one without the other marks
a broken part of the heart we know
complete, and sails where love embarks