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Blog FOR Peace


As we approach one year since the murder of Mike Brown, Jr. in Ferguson MO, we are coming together to respond to the call of Ferguson Action’s #UnitedWeFight to bear witness to the longest sustained protest in our nation since the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

We now know Ferguson Is Everywhere: the movement for Black lives has grown immensely, and while we’ve taken a few strides toward justice in the form of civilian oversight boards and occasional indictments, for example,...

Hillary Gaston

The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR USA), founded in 1915, is the oldest interfaith peace and justice organization in North America. With chapters and national staff located throughout the United States and headquarters in Nyack, New York, FOR-USA is part of an international FOR network with branches in more than 40 countries. 

As an interfaith organization, FOR-USA...

Ethan Vesely-Flad

On August 9, 2014, after Mike Brown, Jr. was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, an uprising began. In the weeks and months following his death, many people have traveled to Ferguson with good intentions — yet some have ultimately done a great deal of damage.

The “Coming to Ferguson: Building a Nonviolent Movement” curriculum, released at the occasion of the one-year commemoration of Mike Brown’s murder, is designed to help you think intentionally and intensively about whether or not to come to Ferguson — and...


Last August at the IFOR Centennial Celebration in Konstanz, Germany, Isaac Beachy, then NC vice chair, made a formal apology to members of Japan FOR on behalf of FOR-USA for the horrific bombings of...

Jeff Hood

I struggled to garner the courage to write this piece.  I am a part of a progressive world that teaches people to stay in their place or face the consequences.  The difficulty of such constructions is that there are times when we all need to speak.  I am a follower of Jesus and that means I am called to stand with the oppressed and marginalized irrespective of their identity. 

For the last week, I have been immersed and emotionally distraught in the cause of Sandra Bland....