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We were 99 years old on November 12, 2014.

Nearly a century ago, 34 women and 34 men attended the first meeting of FOR-USA in Garden City, New York. It was firmly declared that we would be an interfaith organization. Since that beginning, we’ve been:

  • Following the leadership of those 68 women and men.
  • Exploring interfaith and multifaith possibilities for peace and justice.
  • Lifting up the struggle for racial justice. The first issue of our periodical Fellowship...
Ethan Vesely-Flad

As I prepare to return to St. Louis in late December with my family and a group of college students to connect more deeply with the Ferguson movement, there is a sense that a sea change has occurred during the past year. The racial justice framework of examining personal privilege and institutionally challenging white supremacy are now front-and-center in many of our social movements, whereas at the start of 2014 they...

Jeff Hood

Shots rang out. Blood was everywhere. Bodies hit the floor. Children screamed. The images and descriptions of the scene at a school in Pakistan are more than horrific. Over 130 children are dead over an extremist religious ideology.

From terrorist attack to terrorist attack, the Taliban have proven that there is no end to the barbarism of their actions. How do we make sense of such a tragedy? Our first inclination is to label those who would...

Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou

Following the Reverend Osagyefo Sekou’s appearance in Ferguson (Missouri) Municipal Court yesterday morning on a charge of “Refusal to Disperse,” a continuance until the 27th of January has been granted.

The Reverend was charged in late September when he knelt in prayer in front of...

FOR

I am colored but I offer nothing in the way of extenuating circumstances except the fact that I am the only Negro in the United States whose grandfather on the mother’s side was not an Indian chief.

I remember the very day that I became colored. Up to my thirteenth year I lived in the little Negro town of Eatonville, Florida. It is exclusively a colored town. The only white people I knew...