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Our Hearts Are Full of Ferguson: Reflections on the Weekend of Resistance

As FOR staff, national council members, local chapter leadership, and others join with thousands of people from across the country to support local residents, activists and clergy organizing a series of protests, rallies and event

Occupy Central with Love and Peace: Nonviolence in Hong Kong

The nonviolent movement “Occupy Central with Love and Peace” has come to the end of one cycle with the start of talks between student leaders and government officials, and most of the students returning to universities and secondary schools.

Moral Mondays leader to receive FOR MLK Award this weekend

This Sunday, Oct. 5 in Durham, North Carolina, Reverend Doctor William J. Barber II will be presented with the Fellowship of Reconciliation’s 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award.

Forward Together, Not One Step Back!

Here in North Carolina, the Moral Mondays movement has made “Forward Together” a compelling mantra. Led by the Rev. William Barber, the charismatic president of the North Carolina NAACP (and recipient of FOR’s 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award), a populist fusion coalition has captivated the nation.

Video: We won't betray Ferguson; Cornel West webcast tonight

Tonight at 5:30 PM [Note corrected time] please listen live to my conversation with Dr. Cornel West, one of our nation’s foremost public intellectuals, as we hold an intergenerational dialogue on the meaning and impact of the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

✭ And the winners are... ✭

Each year, the Fellowship of Reconciliation awards international, national, and local peace prizes to individuals or organizations that have made life-long commitments in their work for peace, justice, and reconciliation.

Join a nationwide conversation on Troy Davis and the death penalty

On September 21, 2011 Troy Davis was put to death by the State of Georgia, despite compelling evidence of his innocence. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world protested his execution, making Davis one of the most high-profile death row inmates in American history.

A letter from a Syrian civil activist to an American mother

To the mother of James Foley,

I want to express my sincerest condolences for the loss of your son, James Foley. It was with shock and sorrow when I learned of what happened to your beloved son by those vicious killers. My thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.

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Asma Kaisi speaks with the Corries from Gaza

Asma Kaisi speaks with the Corries from Gaza just after the cease-fire has taken hold in the latest Israeli aggression against Gaza and the people of Palestine.  Asma is married and has three daughters under the age of 5.   The conversation included Dr. Hakim Young with the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul and was facilitated by Doug Mackey as part of the Global Days of Listening which occur on the 21st of each month.   Asma has participated in a series of weekly calls starting on the 21st of August.  This is the second call.  You can see the transcript of the first call in this blog.  Global Days of Listening are Live Streamed so that anyone can join in.  Go to the website to learn more.     ** You can hear a recording of this call here.

Transcript of conversation