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Post Ferguson October Reflections

FOR’s chief operating officer, Rev. Hillary Gaston, attended the Ferguson October Weekend of Resistance to assist FOR’s representative in Ferguson, Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, with on the ground efforts. As a clergy, former law enforcement officer, and financial expert, Rev. Gaston was uniquely suited to provide “elder statesman” support.

Dr. Widad Akrawi Receives the Pfeffer Peace Award

Each year the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) bestows three peace awards - international, national, and local - to individuals or organizations whose commitment to peace and justice is recognized as extraordinary. This week, the 2014 international award was presented to Dr.

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Ithaca Chapter of FOR Is Reorganizing

 Dear Friends in Ithaca and Finger Lakes Region: You are invited to join us in an Ithaca FOR Chapter meeting on OCTOBER 29th at 7 PM in the Parlor of the Unitarian Church – Ithaca.

On Earth Peace: Anti-Racism Transformation Team Forming

“You shall love the lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” – Matthew 22:37-39 

Dear Friends of Peace & Justice Everywhere, 

Greetings to you from the board and staff of On Earth Peace! 

Our Hearts Are Full of Ferguson ~ Linda E Kelly

My skin is buff-colored, though I’m called white. I grew up in a small town in Connecticut where most everyone was called white. The first people I met with dark skin called black were the ten or twelve children bused in from Hartford to attend our elementary school. My mother sponsored one of the girls.

Our Hearts Are Full of Ferguson ~ Bp. John Selders

Sitting yesterday in the comfort of my office in Hartford, Connecticut, I began to reflect on my trip today to the “scenes of the crimes” that occurred back in August in Ferguson, Missouri. The Greater St. Louis Area is well familiar to me. I was born and raised in St. Louis. I went to school in St. Louis. I got married in St. Louis. My children were born in St. Louis. My folks are in St.

Our Hearts Are Full of Ferguson: Reflections on the Weekend of Resistance

As FOR staff, national council members, local chapter leadership, and others join with thousands of people from across the country to support local residents, activists and clergy organizing a series of protests, rallies and events entitled, Ferguson October: A Weekend of Resistance,we’d like to share thoughts and reflection

Occupy Central with Love and Peace: Nonviolence in Hong Kong

The nonviolent movement “Occupy Central with Love and Peace” has come to the end of one cycle with the start of talks between student leaders and government officials, and most of the students returning to universities and secondary schools.

Moral Mondays leader to receive FOR MLK Award this weekend

This Sunday, Oct. 5 in Durham, North Carolina, Reverend Doctor William J. Barber II will be presented with the Fellowship of Reconciliation’s 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award.