As part of FOR’s #GiveRefugeesRest campaign, we are recruiting writers to share their personal stories in connection with Muslims and/or refugees and to give voice to the necessity for the United States of America to be accepting of all people. The following is a moving tribute to a friend from writer, John Backman:
Pitirim Sorokin (1889-1968) whose birth anniversary we mark on 21 January, was concerned, especially in the period after the Second World War, with the relation between the values and attitudes of the individual and their impact on the wider society. His key study Society, Culture and Personality: Their Structure and Dynamics (1947) traced the relations between the development of
We witnessed a huge victory yesterday in our campaign to #GiveRefugeesRest, thanks to each one of you who took action this week on behalf of refugees.
As part of FOR’s #GiveRefugeesRest campaign, we are recruiting writers to share their personal stories in connection with Muslims and/or refugees and to give voice to the necessity for the United States of America to be accepting of all people. The following is an eloquent contribution from poet, Aileen Ibardaloza-Cassinetto:
Foreigners Among Us
The Stony Point Center, an FOR affiliate organziation in Stony Point, NY, has announced the seventh-annual “Farm the Land, Grow the Spirit” Peacemaking Summer Institute for Young Adults, ages 19 to 29.
The program, May 31 to Aug. 7, is free to those who are accepted.
We’re excited to announce that in conjunction with St. Louis-based record label FarFetched, FOR-USA has released an album of music by Bayard Rustin Fellow Rev. Osagyefo Sekou and his band.
As we honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this coming Monday, I wanted to share with you a compelling radio program exploring the spirituality of nonviolence, featuring FOR-USA Executive Director Rev. Kristin Stoneking.
As always President Obama is spot on when he celebrates the inherent beauty of diversity and openly rejects the sinister nature of identity/tribal politics. I also appreciate his call for American citizens to wake up and finally retake control of their nation. As he powerfully reminded us, “We the people” are the three most important words in our Constitution.
Executive Director of FOR-USA Rev. Kristin Stoneking was interviewed this week at a rally in support of Muslim neighbors, meant to dispel Islamophobic fears, in Woodland, California. She made clear the need for everyone to act in solidarity of those being targeted:
Today, we launched #GiveRefugeesRest — a campaign to affirm the humanity of refugees.