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Jim Murphy

Veterans Fellowship Of Reconciliation: Combat Paper Journal Project

     The Combat Paper Journal Project provides veterans with unique handmade journals to record their military experience.  The journals are made from paper containing fibers of military uniforms worn in service.  We call it Combat Paper.  The journals are given to veterans in order to provide a platform for their stories, artwork and thoughts relating to all aspects of their military service.

    This program aims to get unique handmade...


On Aug. 9, when a black teenager named Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer, the small city of Ferguson lost its anonymity. Ferguson became a symbol of a criminal justice system that enacts racism on a daily basis, of a political structure that sees some of our civilians as expendable, and of a news media that stokes a racist fear of urban, working-class and poor people of color....


Harriett Maltina Comer (nee Hardy) was born on June 22, 1914 in Scott County Indiana. She has been a member of the FOR since September 23, 1940 and — like the IFOR — turned 100 this year. Her daughter, Margaret Comer, tells her story:

Mom grew up on a farm in Scottsburg, Ind. where she worked alongside the men in the field and the dairy.   She was active in school, 4-H and church.  She has many early political memories including singing “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” with the neighbors during...

Irving Allen

From Greensboro to Ferguson

“It is our duty to fight for our freedom! It is our duty to win!” These were the cries of the sons and daughters of this great nation who gathered to take a stand against oppression and injustice as they occupied the streets of Ferguson, Missouri on a rainy Monday morning.

When I first arrived in the city –- at 9:30 a.m. alongside fellow North Carolina organizers, following a long trip –- there was a sense of anxiety lingering over us. What were we to expect? After weeks of hearing tales from friends on the ground -–...

Jeff Stack

Concerned citizens from across the country converged in the St. Louis area for the four-day “Ferguson October” mobilization.  Among them were five activists and supporters of FOR who attended the Oct. 11 mass demonstration and march in downtown St. Louis: Jeff Stack, Mid-MO FOR’s coordinator, Jamie Meadows, Bob Sapp, Jeff...