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.
June 30, 2015 - Commenting on leaked reports from a damning Department of Justice investigation into the events following the killing of Michael Brown nearly a year ago, the Reverend Osagyefo Sekou said:
Each year, throughout the Muslim world, believers participate in the month-long Ramadan fast.
The moisture forming in my eyes caused the screen to grow blurry. The emotion was so heavy that I was having difficulty comprehending the words. On June 23, 2014 around 5:30pm in Grand Saline, Texas, Rev.
June 18, 2015, St. Louis, Missouri: In the wake of the massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church the Reverend Osagyefo Sekou offered his deep condolences to the families of those killed and injured, the congregants and community of that sacred and deeply historically resonant Church:
To die violently and at the hands of hate in a place of worship, a place that is supposed to be inviolable, a place imbued with the energy of prayers spoken and shouted, hymns sung and moaned, bodies hugged and loved, is an unspeakable violation of goodness and justice in the world.
One of the most important yet least-heralded activists of the 20th century, George’s name is synonymous with the early history of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the foundations of the civil rights movement, and the growth of the international solidarity movement with African liberation struggles.
Over the last three weeks, I’ve travelled more than 10,000 miles to meet FOR members and activists around the country. It has been an inspiration to meet with individuals and groups who are committed to a more peaceful and just world, and I am continually blessed to be a part of the FOR network.
As Winston Churchill once quipped “God so loved the world that he did not send a committee”.