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Navroz: The Recurrent Renewal

May the soul flourish;
May youth be as the new-grown grain


Committed to nonviolence in Ferguson

This weekend, FOR staff are in Ferguson and St.

Honored and Humbled – FOR USA Receives Generous Bequest

Recently, FOR USA received an $89,500 bequest from the estate of Father George Wertin.  For 13 years, Father Wertin pastored the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

On the Road to Selma!

Last October, I had to pinch myself as I sat next to one of my heroes, Congressman John Lewis, in a small soul food restaurant in Durham, North Carolina.

Just an hour earlier, I had been blessed to meet Rep. Lewis at a speaking event. As we left, his publisher spontaneously invited me to join them for an intimate dinner. I was head over heels.

Sowing seeds for peace and justice

I write to you from Northern California, where the Paperwhites have been in bloom since just after Christmas; these first blooms of spring come earlier and earlier each year.

Giving Our Bodies to Kelly Gissendaner

2066 In February of 1997, Kelly Gissendaner orchestrated the brutal murder of her husband Doug in Gwinnett County, Georgia.  Sentenced to die in 1998, Gissendaner’s appeals process is about to run out.  Barring a miracle, Gissendaner will be executed by the State of Georgia on Wednesday night (2/25/2015).  Those of us who grow up in the South know well how

FOR job posting: Staff accountant [closed]

Update: This position has been closed.

The Fellowship of Reconciliation, the nation’s first interfaith peace and justice organization founded a century ago, seeks a staff accountant, based in Nyack, NY.

Writing from Prison: The Front Page Rule

After a week here in FMC Lexington Satellite camp, a federal prison in Kentucky, I started catching up on national and international news via back issues of USA Today available in the prison library, and an “In Brief” item, on p. 2A of the Jan. 30 weekend edition, caught my eye.

The Ashes of Rodney Reed

Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” The words are being repeated over and over again across Texas today. Texan after Texan will be reminded of their own mortality. In addition to the introspection, I pray that God will add a little outerspection to Ash Wednesday here in Texas and pierce the hearts of Christians about the approaching March 5 execution of Rodney Reed.

Islam shows us the way to love and justice: Tribute to Our 3 Winners

Whoever kills a single soul, it is as if he has slain all of humankind entirely.” (Holy Qur’an, 5:32)