It is with sadness that we mark the passing of Waris Shere on Thursday, September 25, 2104 at his home. He was 78 years old. Born in Patna, India, Waris was educated at Aligarh Muslim University, the University of London and Technische Hochschule in Aachen, Germany. He taught applied mathematics at Red River Community College and authoured several books on international affairs. He was also a freelance writer in many international newspapers, mainly on the subject of peace. Waris received high praise from his students for being an exceptional teacher. He took great passion in his work. However, he was equally passionate about human rights and justice for all people, regardless of race, color, religion, creed or gender. Waris spent his spare time battling inequality and intolerance and spoke out against violence.