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Blog FOR Peace

George Payne

 On May Day, Friday, May 1st,  over 100 people took part in a powerful nonviolent direct action in Rochester, NY in solidarity with the citizens of Ferguson, Baltimore, New York City, and cities all over the nation. Organized by a local organization called BLACK, we used an array of nonviolent tactics that included creative posters, t-shirts, costumes, singing, chanting, dancing, sit-downs, arm linking, negotiation, gamesmanship, reverse psychology, messaging to the media, speeches, marching, cycling, horn honking,...

Gretchen Honnold

As we reported last week, FOR-USA joined with activists from all over the world for a weekend mobilization to demand a nuclear-free, peaceful, just, and sustainable world. Organized by AFSC and an international planning group, we were honored to contribute to the Peace and Planet conference and festivities.

Our Executive...

Linda Kelly

Yesterday was Earth Day.

People all over the world honored Mother Earth with events to celebrate her beauty and life support systems, and continued to raise awareness for the critical need to protect our home. Since 1970, Earth Day has beckoned for environmental protection and FOR was there at the forefront with Alfred Hassler and the Dai Dong organization playing a significant role in...

Kristin Stoneking

Last week, FOR-USA joined a large and diverse group of Christian leaders to voice support for the framework of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between Iran and the P5+1 nations concerning Iran’s nuclear program.

In an open letter entitled Hope, But Verify, we told political leaders that...

Ellen Cassedy

On Yom HaShoah, the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, we remember the Jews killed in the Holocaust. On April 16, I will remember the six million. And I will remember the afternoon I spent recently with a group of nuns — an encounter that surprised me and gave me hope.

I was standing on a street corner in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, the land of my Jewish forebears. Not far away was the site of the Great Synagogue, once the spiritual center of a flourishing Jewish community. Now it is an empty lot.

Lost in reflection about the past glories of the...