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Next Week, Ferguson Is Everywhere

As we approach one year since the murder of Mike Brown, Jr. in Ferguson MO, we are coming together to respond to the call of Ferguson Action’s #UnitedWeFight to bear witness to the longest sustained protest in our nation since the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Job Opening: FOR's Director of Operations

The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR USA), founded in 1915, is the oldest interfaith peace and justice organization in North America. With chapters and national staff located throughout the United States and headquarters in Nyack, New York, FOR-USA is part of an international FOR network with branches in more than 40 countries. 

Coming to Ferguson: Resources for building a nonviolent movement

On August 9, 2014, after Mike Brown, Jr. was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, an uprising began. In the weeks and months following his death, many people have traveled to Ferguson with good intentions — yet some have ultimately done a great deal of damage.

Momentous August: FOR-USA Apology & Delegation to Japan

Last August at the IFOR Centennial Celebration in Konstanz, Germany, Isaac Beachy, then NC vice chair, made a formal apology to members of Japan FOR on behalf of FOR-USA for

Speak Their Names!

I struggled to garner the courage to write this piece.  I am a part of a progressive world that teaches people to stay in their place or face the consequences.  The difficulty of such constructions is that there are times when we all need to speak.  I am a follower of Jesus and that means I am called to stand with the oppressed and marginalized irrespective of their identity.&nbs

Iran: Divine Courage

We have come into this exquisite world to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom and light! ~ Hafiz

Dear Friends,

Walk to Georgia

I am a Quaker from Putney, VT, following a long-held leading of walking to Georgia.  In the past, I have walked with groups and by myself, for up to three weeks at a time.  This walk will be 3 1/2 months, for me a pilgrimage of huge proportion.

Burundi: Storm Warning

The United Nations Human Rights Council ended its session on Friday, 3 July, and called attention to two new country situations which require strong efforts to limit violence and on-going violations of human rights: South Sudan and Burundi.

Call for Nominations - FOR 2015 Peace Awards!

Each year, the Fellowship of Reconciliation awards three peace prizes — international, national, and local — to individuals or organizations whose commitment to peace, justice, and reconciliation is recognized as extraordinary.