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Meredith Nicolich

I am delighted to announce the 2016 Fellowship of Reconciliation Peace Awards winners!

I want to personally thank everyone who took the time to nominate so many worthy candidates this year.

Local Hero Award

The Local Hero Award celebrates an individual or organization working to promote peace and justice within their own local community anywhere in the United States. The 2016 Local Hero Award goes to the...

Linda Kelly

I'd like to invite you to join your fellow activists of all ages at the Fellowship of Reconciliation's 58th Annual Seabeck Conference — and centennial celebration! — "Persevering FOR Peace," July 1-4, in Seabeck, Washington.

FOR-USA, Oregon FOR...

Lucas Johnson

As the debate and the raw emotion of last week subsides and the discussion moves into a second week, I find myself still reeling. I am not among those grieving the personal loss. My family and friends in Orlando are safe and the depth of my gratitude reflects this haunting and pronounced awareness that it might not have been so.  That life must not be taken for granted. The grim reality that the news that shook mothers and fathers and brothers and sisters from their sleep last Sunday could have been mine.  I write this, and I feel this from far away from Orlando and it is not...

Kathy Kelly

Since 1983, Sharon Tennison has worked to develop ordinary citizens’ capacities to avert international crises, focusing on relations between the U.S. and Russia. Now, amid a rising crisis in relations between the U.S. and Russia, she has organized a delegation which assembled in Moscow yesterday for a two week visit.  I joined the group yesterday, and happened to finish reading Sharon Tennison’s book, The Power of Impossible Ideas, when I landed in Moscow.

An entry in her book, dated November 9, 1989,...


On Monday we issued a statement of mourning and sympathy from our executive director, Rev. Kristin Stoneking, regarding the horrendous violence that occurred over the weekend.

Since then, we’ve heard from a few supporters as well as FOR staff that it was an oversight to call the Orlando...