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, New York, FOR-USA is part of an international FOR network with branches in more than 40 countries.
On August 9, 2014, after Mike Brown, Jr. was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, an uprising began. In the weeks and months following his death, many people have traveled to Ferguson with good intentions — yet some have ultimately done a great deal of damage.
Last August at the IFOR Centennial Celebration in Konstanz, Germany, Isaac Beachy, then NC vice chair, made a formal apology to members of Japan FOR on behalf of FOR-USA for
I struggled to garner the courage to write this piece. I am a part of a progressive world that teaches people to stay in their place or face the consequences. The difficulty of such constructions is that there are times when we all need to speak. I am a follower of Jesus and that means I am called to stand with the oppressed and marginalized irrespective of their identity.&nbs
We have come into this exquisite world to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom and light! ~ Hafiz
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I am a Quaker from Putney, VT, following a long-held leading of walking to Georgia. In the past, I have walked with groups and by myself, for up to three weeks at a time. This walk will be 3 1/2 months, for me a pilgrimage of huge proportion.
The United Nations Human Rights Council ended its session on Friday, 3 July, and called attention to two new country situations which require strong efforts to limit violence and on-going violations of human rights: South Sudan and Burundi.
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.