The Fellowship of Reconciliation-USA joins individuals, faith communities, organizations and nations around the world in decrying and mourning this latest display of the violence that permeates our globe.
How many victims of silence there are, and at what cost! Silence has its laws and its demands… Silence demands that its enemies disappear suddenly and without a trace. Silence prefers that no voice of complaint or protest or indignation disturb its calm. And when such a voice is heard, silence strikes with all its might to restore the status quo ante – the state of silence.
Dr Adele Kubein works at Oregon State University in Corvallis, USA and in the letters below over the past three years, she becomes vulnerable with the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul, expressing her love with tears.
22 November, 2015 - On the one year anniversary of the police shooting of 12 year old Tamir Rice, the Reverend Osagyefo Sekou sent courage and support to his family and the many who side with justice converging on Cleveland, rallying in their home towns and demanding justice from Mizzou to Minneapolis.
October 16, 2015 ~ I picked some sea shells at Henoko in Okinawa. Henoko is where the U.S. is relocating their military base against the wishes of 76.1% of Okinawans.
This Wednesday, Raphael Holiday will be executed minutes after 6pm at the Walls Unit in Huntsville, Texas. Unlike many of those I’ve encountered on death row, I believe that Holiday deserves to die.
Our records show that November 11th and 12th, 1915, is when the conference took place in Garden City, Long Island that birthed the United States branch of the Fellowship of Reconciliation — FOR-USA is officially 100 years old today!
We have a choice on Wednesday, Nov. 11. We can recognize the day as Veterans Day or Armistice Day.
If we wish to recognize Veterans Day — a day of sales in stores and restaurants, a day that shows off military displays that glorify war and gives lip service to men and women that served, many changed forever — then so be it.