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Blog FOR Peace

Ethan Vesely-Flad

Nearly one month ago, we launched Give Refugees Rest to end Islamophobia and welcome refugees.

And I’m happy to report to you that elected officials are listening — and we have gained such momentum that we’re going to expand the campaign further.

Your message taken directly to the Speaker of the House

With your support — and some of your pillowcases — we sent a delegation of...

Keiller MacDuff

NOT GUILTY verdict returned as Reverend Sekou acquitted in Ferguson Praying While Black case

9 February, St. Louis, Missouri -  In another stinging defeat for Ferguson Prosecutor Stephanie Karr, the Rev. Osagyefo Sekou was found ‘Not Guilty’ today after a jury deliberated for just twenty minutes on charges from some 500 days ago, when he knelt in prayer in front of baton wielding police as they advanced on peaceful protestors outside the Ferguson Police Station.

“I am...

Keiller MacDuff

As the trial of prominent St. Louis-based activist, author and theologian Reverend Osagyefo Sekou enters its second day, the corrupt and stagnant state of the Ferguson municipal court system is once again under a national spotlight.

A verdict is expected this afternoon, some 500 days after the Rev. Sekou, FOR’s Bayard Rustin Fellow, was snatched off South Florissant Avenue after he knelt in prayer in front of a group of peaceful protesters and clergy as a phalanx of armed police advanced towards them. The Reverend faces jail time of three months...

Keiller MacDuff

February 5th, 2016:  Nearly 500 days after his arrest as he knelt between advancing police and a group of peaceful protestors in Ferguson in late 2014, the Reverend Osagyefo Sekou will stand trial on Monday.

WHAT: Rev. Osagyefo Sekou to face charge of “Refusal to Disperse” relating to the ‘Praying While Black’ arrest from September 29th, 2014

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Linda Kelly

The Fellowship of Reconciliation invites you to Washington, DC, on March 5 and 6 for the first-ever two-day Summit on Saudi Arabia and U.S.-Saudi ties.

The summit is being hosted by CODEPINK, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, The Nation Magazine, the Institute for Policy Studies, Peace Action, and many others.

The new wave of hostilities unleashed by the Jan. 2 execution of prominent...

#GiveRefugeesRest

Anti-refugee and anti-Muslim rhetoric is out of control. Entire groups of human beings are being marginalized.

This needs to stop immediately.

Act now to #GiveRefugeesRest