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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 Frey (all from Columbia), and Herb Petty from northwest Missouri. Jeff Stack shares their reflections on the Weekend of Resistance:
 

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George Payne

One of the main reasons I wanted to travel the 16-plus hours to St. Louis, Missouri, to participate in this month’s weekend of national resistance called “Ferguson October” was to make a visible stand against the militarization of our police forces.

I could have stayed home in Rochester, New York (the site of the 1964 “race rebellion” that marked a period of racial justice-rooted violent confrontations nationwide) to do this, but the national spotlight has been on Ferguson; so, off I went.

When I...

Hillary Gaston

FOR’s chief operating officer, Rev. Hillary Gaston, attended the Ferguson October Weekend of Resistance to assist FOR’s representative in Ferguson, Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, with on the ground efforts. As a clergy, former law enforcement officer, and financial expert, Rev. Gaston was uniquely suited to provide “elder statesman” support. The experience also surfaced memories and offered personal insights. The following is Rev. Gaston’s reflection:

Arrival in St. ...

Linda Kelly

Each year the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) bestows three peace awards - international, national, and local - to individuals or organizations whose commitment to peace and justice is recognized as extraordinary. This week, the 2014 international award was presented to Dr. Widad Akrawi.

The International Pfeffer Peace Award was established in 1989 by Leo and Freda Pfeffer to particularly honor those around the world...

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.

The...