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Blog FOR Peace

Meredith Nicolich

Each year, the Fellowship of Reconciliation awards international, national, and local peace prizes to individuals or organizations that have made life-long commitments in their work for peace, justice, and reconciliation.

FOR’s 2014 award recipients are inspirational change-makers. Their grassroots efforts have inspired countless others to join the cause of ending violence, promoting peace, and standing up for justice and human rights.



On September 21, 2011 Troy Davis was put to death by the State of Georgia, despite compelling evidence of his innocence. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world protested his execution, making Davis one of the most high-profile death row inmates in American history.

I Am Troy Davis is a book that chronicles the intimate story of a man caught up...

Ibrahim Al-Assil

To the mother of James Foley,

I want to express my sincerest condolences for the loss of your son, James Foley. It was with shock and sorrow when I learned of what happened to your beloved son by those vicious killers. My thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.

I read your statement that James gave his life to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people, and that you have never been prouder of him than today. I share those same feelings as I have lost friends and beloved people who sacrificed their lives for the...

Judy Bello

Asma Kaisi speaks with the Corries from Gaza just after the cease-fire has taken hold in the latest Israeli aggression against Gaza and the people of Palestine.  Asma is married and has three daughters under the age of 5.   The conversation included Dr. Hakim Young with the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul and was facilitated by Doug Mackey as part of the Global Days of Listening which occur on the 21st of each month.   Asma has participated in a series of weekly calls starting on the 21st of August....

Kristin Stoneking

Last August, I stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, invited by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change to lift up the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on behalf of the Fellowship of Reconciliation.

At that time, the United States was poised to react with military intervention in the crisis in Syria. President Obama later took the same stage and made no mention of the impending attacks.

Among dozens of speakers, I alone raised the concerning juxtaposition of honoring...