• "A heartfelt expression of sorrow, condolences and prayers..."
    - Brian Patrick Moore
  • "To the McReynolds Family: My heartfelt sympathies go out to..."
  • "Having been in Spain walking the Camino earlier this month..."
    - Jack Payden-Travers
  • "love david forever. a full human, against so much evil and..."
    - rebecca rosenbaum
  • "I will never forget David's kindness to me when I first..."
    - Cheryl Parry


The A.J. Muste Institute celebrates the life and legacy of pacifist activist David McReynolds. Dave wrote that compassion arising from our shared mortality helps us behave with a sense of love toward even those we dislike. "Not everyone has the ability to do this. But the movement will collapse if at least some of the leadership does not have it. A.J. Muste had it, Dorothy Day had it, Rosa Luxemburg had it. Martin Luther King, Jr. had it. Eugene V. Debs had it. Che had it. Gandhi had it." On this sad day, with love, the Muste Institute adds: "Dave McReynolds had it."

Published in The New York Times on Aug. 21, 2018