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85-mile March to End Executions

Today we awoke to the heartbreaking news of the execution last night of Kelly Gissendaner by the State of Georgia. [Ed. Note: This op-ed was originally distributed by email on Wednesday, Sept.

Help us celebrate a multifaith heritage!

As we gather this November to celebrate our centennial, we want to honor our multifaith heritage and our spiritual growth as an organization. And we want you to be there!

Predators, Near and Far

September 21, 2015

#Enough! Fatima needs food and proper medical care, not war!

A question from Afghanistan, “Can we abolish war?”

Hadisa, a bright 18 year old Afghan girl, ranks as the top student in her 12th grade class. “The question is,” she wondered, “are  human beings capable of abolishing war?”

Which Side Are We On?

“On the one side, powerful military bureaucracies, influential and richly financed weapons industries, their lobbies, their captive legislators, those for whom paranoia or past wars are a way of life,” he wrote.

George Houser's Memorial Services - West & East

The Houser family and the Fellowship of Reconciliation warmly welcome you to attend a celebration of the life of beloved husband, father, friend to all, and legendary peace activist, George Houser.  There will be two celebrations - one on the west coast in Santa Rosa, CA, an

Job Opening: Staff Accountant and Operations Manager (Closed)

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, N.Y., FOR-USA is part of an international FOR network with branches in more than 40 countries. 

Ending war with economic justice

Since FOR’s founding in 1915 during World War I, members have believed that it is not enough to merely avoid war, but that it’s essential to remove the causes of war and create a new social order rooted in dignity and freedom for all.

Economic justice has always been a prominent concern of FOR’s members.

Afghan girl, Sakina, buries toy gun and says…

10 year old Sakina, an Afghan street kid, had this to say, “I don’t like to be in a world of war. I like to be in a world of peace.”

On 27th August 2015, Sakina and Inam, with fellow Afghan street kids and the Afghan Peace Volunteers, held a mock funeral for weapons and celebrated the establishment of a green space in Kabul.

George Houser and the Journey of Reconciliation

August 20, 2015 - I have just had the sad news that my friend George Houser died yesterday at the age of 99.  George was the last surviving participant in the first Freedom Ride in February 1947.  I came to know George when I worked for eight years as the (pro bono) General Counsel of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) with which George had long been associated.