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A new book on nonviolent action in West Papua

Although West Papua is only about 125 km from Boigu Island, Australia’s northern point, very few Australians know much about it. It is a beautiful land, but it is shrouded in secrecy.

A Swollen River of Refugees

Last month, as US border patrol agents began rounding up Central American women and children denied asylum, a small group of international peace activists from Voices for Creative Nonviolence boarded a plane for Helsinki, Finland, to visit two longtime Iraqi friends who fled Baghdad last summer and somehow completed a perilous seven-week journey over land and sea

Scholarships for young activists to the FOR Centennial Conference

I'm honored to announce that Oregon FOR and FOR-USA have established scholarships — for youth and young adult peace and justice activists and scholars, ages 15 to 34 — to the FOR Centennial Conference in

Washington is listening: #GiveRefugeesRest

Nearly one month ago, we launched Give Refugees Rest to end Islamophobia and welcome refugees.

And I’m happy to report to you that elected officials are listening — and we have gained such momentum that we’re going to expand the campaign further.

Answered prayers: NOT GUILTY verdict for Reverend Sekou!

NOT GUILTY verdict returned as Reverend Sekou acquitted in Ferguson Praying While Black case

May justice prevail in Rev Sekou's trial for praying in Ferguson

As the trial of prominent St. Louis-based activist, author and theologian Reverend Osagyefo Sekou enters its second day, the corrupt and stagnant state of the Ferguson municipal court system is once again under a national spotlight.

Trial of Reverend arrested for 'Praying While Black' during Ferguson protests to begin

February 5th, 2016:  Nearly 500 days after his arrest as he knelt between advancing police and a group of peaceful protestors in Ferguson in late 2014, the Reverend Osagyefo Sekou will stand trial on Monday.

Building Peace and Justice in Saudi Arabia

The Fellowship of Reconciliation invites you to Washington, DC, on March 5 and 6 for the first-ever two-day Summit on Saudi Arabia and U.S.-Saudi ties.

World Interfaith Harmony Week : Steps Toward A Harmony Renaissance

Taking #GiveRefugeesRest to Washington

This week, I will be traveling to Washington, DC, along with other representatives from FOR to further our efforts to advocate on behalf of Syrian refugees and counter Islamophobia.