The Iranian presidential election seems to have been implemented smoothly and the people have elected a moderate-reformist cleric named Hassan Rouhani. Use of the terms, ‘moderate’ and ‘reformist’ can be confusing to us over here as a number of candidates have either changed camps since the early post revolutionary period, or are not a perfect fit in any category. Rouhan
This year, the Fellowship of Reconciliation is reorganizing our staff into a regional support model, in which we’ll have organizers in five regions of the U.S. supporting local activists and campaigns. FOR will also be welcoming a new executive director, to be named soon.
In a letter to New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the Fellowship of Reconciliation joined the Muslim American Civil Liberties Coalition (MACLC) and 40 other civil rights, immigrant, and interfaith organizations yesterday in calling for the creation of a new “inspector general” position to monitor the actions of the New York Police Department.
Two years ago, I wrote about the harsh debate in the black community regarding critique of President Obama, “Cornel West and the Crisis of Black Leadership.” In the wake of the president’s recent
1.) The Prisoner Express, which is our collaboration for getting books to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans in prison, is highlighting our mission this month. The incarcerated OIF and OEF population continues to grow as does the suicide rate. Over 40,000 of these young people in prison , many suffering from PTSD.
International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR) International Coordinator Francesco Candelari recently returned from his partial participation in a peace delegation led by 1976 Nobel Peace Laureate and IFOR member Mairead Corrigan Maguire.
(Antigua, June 6) More than 160 civil society organizations, representing hundreds of thousands of citizens in Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and the United States, sent an open letter to the OAS General Assembly today calling for alternatives to the “war on drugs” that will guarantee respect for human rights.