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Jim Murphy

 Dear Friends in Ithaca and Finger Lakes Region: You are invited to join us in an Ithaca FOR Chapter meeting on OCTOBER 29th at 7 PM in the Parlor of the Unitarian Church – Ithaca.

We are in the process of reorganizing the Ithaca Chapter of the Fellowship Of Reconciliation (FOR). The FOR is the oldest interfaith peace organization in the world, in fact,. next year the American FOR will be 100 years old.



“You shall love the lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” – Matthew 22:37-39 

Dear Friends of Peace & Justice Everywhere, 

Greetings to you from the board and staff of On Earth Peace! 

I am writing to you today, to ask for your help. As you may know, On Earth Peace has been – and continues to be – committed to responding to personal and...


My skin is buff-colored, though I’m called white. I grew up in a small town in Connecticut where most everyone was called white. The first people I met with dark skin called black were the ten or twelve children bused in from Hartford to attend our elementary school. My mother sponsored one of the girls. Her name was Debra and she often wore a pleated skirt and a white button-down blouse as if it were her school uniform. She wore multi-colored rubber bands in the many braids in her hair. She was tiny, quiet, and knock-kneed, and I wanted to protect her like a little sister. I could see the...

John Selders

Sitting yesterday in the comfort of my office in Hartford, Connecticut, I began to reflect on my trip today to the “scenes of the crimes” that occurred back in August in Ferguson, Missouri. The Greater St. Louis Area is well familiar to me. I was born and raised in St. Louis. I went to school in St. Louis. I got married in St. Louis. My children were born in St. Louis. My folks are in St. Louis. I have other family relations in St. Louis. The city and the surrounding towns hold for me a plethora of memories of events and proceedings and happenings that mark a lifetime. St. Louis has been...


As FOR staff, national council members, local chapter leadership, and others join with thousands of people from across the country to support local residents, activists and clergy organizing a series of protests, rallies and events entitled, Ferguson October: A Weekend of Resistance,we’d like to share thoughts and reflections from those on the ground and standing in solidarity in a series called ...