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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

Iran: Divine Courage

We have come into this exquisite world to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom and light! ~ Hafiz

Dear Friends,

Walk to Georgia

I am a Quaker from Putney, VT, following a long-held leading of walking to Georgia.  In the past, I have walked with groups and by myself, for up to three weeks at a time.  This walk will be 3 1/2 months, for me a pilgrimage of huge proportion.

Burundi: Storm Warning

The United Nations Human Rights Council ended its session on Friday, 3 July, and called attention to two new country situations which require strong efforts to limit violence and on-going violations of human rights: South Sudan and Burundi.

Call for Nominations - FOR 2015 Peace Awards!

Each year, the Fellowship of Reconciliation awards three peace prizes — international, national, and local — to individuals or organizations whose commitment to peace, justice, and reconciliation is recognized as extraordinary.

Statement from Rev. Sekou on Ferguson DoJ investigation

June 30, 2015 - Commenting on leaked reports from a damning Department of Justice investigation into the events following the killing of Michael Brown nearly a year ago, the Reverend Osagyefo Sekou said:

Before the Dawn

Each year, throughout the Muslim world, believers participate in the month-long Ramadan fast.

Pushing into the Flames: Rev. Charles Moore and the Struggle Against Racism

The moisture forming in my eyes caused the screen to grow blurry.  The emotion was so heavy that I was having difficulty comprehending the words.  On June 23, 2014 around 5:30pm in Grand Saline, Texas, Rev.

Statement on the deadly attack at Mother Emanuel

June 18, 2015, St. Louis, Missouri: In the wake of the massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church the Reverend Osagyefo Sekou offered his deep condolences to the families of those killed and injured, the congregants and community of that sacred and deeply historically resonant Church: