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Joseph Hutcheson and a Failure of Identity Politics

Why???” The tearful words of James Hutcheson echoed loudly against the jail. Throughout last Friday’s press conference, the events of August 1 kept running through my mind.

#UnitedWeFight

It’s been a year since Michael Brown was shot and killed. The ensuing uprising and sparking of the Black Lives Matter movement has engendered a national conversation about racism, structural inequality, and militarized communities.

Moral Monday march descends on Department of Justice, demands justice be done

Following Monday’s day of mass civil disobedience across the St. Louis area resulting in more than 160 arrests as part of the United We Fight anniversary weekend, the year-long resistance sparked by the murder of Michael Brown Jr remains alive and well.

Are Nuclear Weapons Relevant?

This was the first question that hit me in the face and rolled around my head as I went to a variety of events in Hiroshima on August 6th, the 70th anniversary of the mass murder of the people of Hiroshima.

I am not an icon

Word.

Because it is in my heart to speak these words with love, humility and memory.

Coming to Ferguson: Resources for building a nonviolent movement

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.

Next Week, Ferguson Is Everywhere

As we approach one year since the murder of Mike Brown, Jr. in Ferguson MO, we are coming together to respond to the call of Ferguson Action’s #UnitedWeFight to bear witness to the longest sustained protest in our nation since the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Momentous August: FOR-USA Apology & Delegation to Japan

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

Job Opening: FOR's Director of Operations

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. 

Speak Their Names!

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