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My First Muslim Friends

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 heartwarming op-ed from H.

One Way to Change the Discourse about the World’s 60 Million 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.

Listen: "The Revolution Has Come"

This Sunday, Jan. 31, FOR Bayard Rustin Fellow Rev. Osagyefo Sekou and The Holy Ghost will release their landmark album of social justice songs, “The Revolution Has Come.”

Pre-order your copy now for just $10.

Nonviolent Resistance in the South Hebron Hills

The worst worries of a child’s school day should be homework. Maybe a lost book, or an argument with a friend. No child’s walk to school should routinely involve armed soldiers and fear of sometimes being chased and assaulted by angry adults.

Trump and the Turkish Plumber: How Immigrants Make Us Richer

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:The Renewal of Humanity

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

Is this still a land of 'promise and opportunity'?

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.

Foreigners Among Us

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

For young adults: Farm the land, grow the spirit

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.

#ReclaimMLK with a new song from Rev. Sekou

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.

Listen to the first song on the album, “We Comin,” for free — and pre-order the full album.