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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...

Rene Wadlow

The Association of World Citizens, a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the United Nations, cooperates fully with the World Interfaith Harmony Week, which takes place February 1-7. The UN General Assembly designates the first week of every February as a time for cooperation for a common purpose among all religions, faiths and beliefs.

The General Assembly, building on its efforts for a culture...

Kristin Stoneking

This week, I will be traveling to Washington, DC, along with other representatives from FOR to further our efforts to advocate on behalf of Syrian refugees and counter Islamophobia.

Unfortunately, the House Homeland Security Committee continues to conflate terrorism, refugee status and Middle Eastern origin. In its published rationale for a hearing this Wednesday, the committee has this to say:

Terrorists have continually exploited weaknesses in our...

FOR

As part of FOR’s #GiveRefugeesRest campaign, we are recruiting writers to share their personal stories in connection with Muslims and/or refugees and to give voice to the necessity for the United States of America to be accepting of all people. The following is a heartwarming op-ed from H. Patricia Hynes:

 

I am looking at 2 small cream-colored pillows nestled into corners of our living room chairs. They are embossed with arabesque...

#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