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Local Peace Awards to be Presented at Winter Solstice Concert

The Nyack Area Peace Prize honors an organization or individual involved in significant peace and justice work in the community of FOR’s national headquarters.

Ferguson Under Indictment

Tension is building here in Ferguson.

Nuclear Weapons and the International Security Context

FOR is among the 100 international, national, regional and local civil society organizations in 11 countries that endorsed the following statement coordinated by Western States Legal Foundation, Oakland, California, USA, a member of the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Elimi

Pray for Thich Nhat Hanh

I’d like to call on all of FOR’s members, supporters and friends to lift up Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) in prayer and meditation.

When Texas Descends Into Hell: The Vulnerability of Scott Panetti

On October 30, I woke up and walked into the bedroom of our three young children. Our oldest children are twin boys. Their little bodies were contorted around stuffed animals and producing loud snores. I watched them sleep for a little while. The room was still dark. I walked further in.

Training for Nonviolence

Remember the last time you found yourself in a conflict situation, heard an oppressive statement or witnessed the diminishment of another human being?

Vigil for 1000 Blacks Killed in State-Sanctioned Violence

You are invited this Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 12:30 p.m. to an emergency memorial service and day of action in Washington for the mainly unarmed 1,000 Black victims of state-sanctioned murders since 2007.

Namaya ~ Poet, Artist, & Alchemist in the Journey to Peace by Toni Ortner

Namaya is a poet, artist, raconteur, who combines his various passions in art, performance, music and writing to create art that engages communities to consider the impact of war and militarism.

Why Ferguson Matters to Faith Communities

On Aug. 9, when a black teenager named Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer, the small city of Ferguson lost its anonymity.