December 1, 2014, St Louis, Missouri: “On the anniversary of Rosa Park’s heroic act which set the stage to break the back of American apartheid, following more than one hundred days of sustained protest and a week of massive nationwide and global solidarity protests,
In this season, as we begin times of celebrations, we are aware that there is still much hurt and distrust in our world. Even so, FOR USA is determined to create a world of peace through the transforming power of nonviolent reconciliation.
Has your church ever executed someone? Don’t be appalled by such a question. Think deeper. Perhaps you never hung someone on the cross at the front of your sanctuary, but have you considered the consequences of your inaction?
From our community to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!
There is much brokenness in our world and much more justice to work for. Nonetheless, we are thankful for our beloved community of FOR members, supporters and chapters.
In the video below, FOR Executive Director Kristin Stoneking shares a message of hope and peace for the coming year.
The question of whether or not Officer Wilson’s response to Michael Brown was legal is not really the point. In the brutality of American history, the answer to such legal questions has almost always been the same answer that this Grand Jury provided.
Last night, about two hours after the announcement of the Missouri grand jury’s determination that Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted, I received a text from our staff on the ground in Ferguson.
The moment we’ve been preparing for is upon us. A Missouri grand jury, empaneled to determine whether to charge Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson with a crime for shooting and killing unarmed teenager Michael Brown, is about to an
As I have heard the national accusations that keep resonating in the media and through other resources in America about protestors and violence in Ferguson, these thoughts come to me. Those accusations are designed to negate the power and the national effect of this tremendous Movement that you are building.
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.