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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 commit such atrocities, monsters. The problem with such dehumanizing characterization is that it fails to understand that the monster in...

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 the Ferguson Police Department as armed police began to advance towards activists protesting on South Florissant Avenue.

Reverend Sekou intends to enter a not guilty plea...


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...


The Fellowship of Reconciliation is in mourning today at the news of the sudden death yesterday, Dec. 11, of Reverend Sam Smith, a Brethren minister, multimedia artist, and FOR leader in countless capacities. Sam, whose 64th birthday was this past Sunday, Dec. 7, was a creative and pastoral grassroots activist who advocated passionately for youth and young people and against militarism and war.

It is...

Jim Murphy

    We are investigating the restart of the Ithaca Chapter of Fellowship Of Reconciliation. Our first collaborative project is with Central New York Committee for Justice in Palestine (CNYCJP) and the Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP): CNYCJP is a unified organization of various members of the Central NY community who are...