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  1. thank you! you are absolutely right about what my mom would have said!

    I hope you enjoyed the play!

    thank you for the kind words!

    brendas son

  2. I am sorry, Richard. And my condolences. Thank you for sharing these precious words that remind us of so much that is good. May the meek inherit the earth.

  3. What a loss. I had the fortune of getting to know Brenda a bit, less than you Richard, and she was an inspiring woman and a role model in activism.

    Richard, can you find out if and when memorial services are held, etc.?

    Thank you and God bless,


    1. Brenda’s funeral is at:
      10:30 Friday morning, May 25th,
      at the chapel at Saint James Cathedral.
      804 – 9th Avenue · Seattle, Washington 98104

      Brenda’s memorial service is at:
      May 25th, Friday evening 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
      Saint Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 – 10th Ave E., Seattle
      and will take place in Bloedel Hall (South end entrance)

  4. Thank You Brenda,

    for allowing us sharing Your life. You were a blessing and could also be a nag. But that`s what life is for.

    In deep sorrow,

    Claus Kiesewetter, Coburg, Germany

    De mortuis nil nisi bene

      1. Hi Carla,
        except for hawii we met several times.
        I think we need some updates.
        Love! Claus

  5. Thank you for this article Assaf. It’s clear that you knew her well. She would love this tribute. I know I do.
    Brendas Daughter

  6. Richard. I met you with our sabeel conference two years ago. I have known Brenda since 1979 and have a profound respect for her ability to get things done. Thank you for your tribute. Brenda was and will continue to influence the talk and action for peace in the middle east. Dick toll

  7. In the name of God the Compassionate, the Merciful

    Dear Bishop Greg Rickel and Rev David Mesenbring,

    On behalf of ZAINAB (as) organization of Greater Seattle, please accept my heartfelt condolences on the death of Brenda Bentz. Brenda was a courageous and hardworking woman who worked selflessly to help the poor and oppressed. She was not afraid to raise her voice against injustice and was instrumental in raising awareness about the injustices of Zionists against innocent civilians. Her last letter to our organization was about her illness and in there too she encouraged all to continue to fight Islamophobia.

    The ZAINAB (as) organization is honored to have worked with her and the church on several occasions. I hope the zeal and efforts of Brenda to bring our centers together to collectively fight injustice will continue.

    Please pass on my sincere condolences to all of the respectable members and neighbors of St. Mark’s Cathedral and let them know that we here at ZAINAB (as) Center share your loss.

    Sincere condolences,

    Syed M. A. Ayleya

    President, ZAINAB (as) Organization

  8. Her husband was affilated with the US Office of War information so he was well placed to have access to original material.

    RIP Brenda, and thank you for everything you did for the Palestinians.


    My husband Tom McFadden was head of the US Office of War information for Syria/Lebanon from 1943 to 1953. His job from 1943 to 1947 was to monitor stories about the Middle East in local Arabic papers and in the US. He tried valiantly to get information about what was happening to Palestinians into US papers. He was unable to do so.

  9. Brenda was a true inspiration!!! Her spirit will live on in service, prayer, and union. Love, hope, and profound peace my friend!
    Thank you for lighting up my life.

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