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WOW: Thank You! What a Week It's Been!

We are thrilled to have kicked off 2015 with three huge successes in our work to organize, train, and grow a diverse nonviolent movement!

A Future in Prison

January 22, 2015 -  The Bureau of Prisons contacted me today, assigning me a prison number and a new address:  for the next 90 days, beginning tomorrow, I’ll live at FMC Lexington, in the satellite prison camp for women, adjacent to Lexington’s federal medical center for men.  Very early tomorrow morning, Buddy Bell, Cassandra Dixon, and Paco and Silver, two house guests whom we

No More Murders! : Stop the Supreme Court and the People of Georgia with Prayer

There is an old story about Jesus.  During one of his marathon sessions, the entire house he was teaching in filled up and everyone wanted to share a moment with Jesus.  Hearing that he had the power to heal people, a group across town picked up their disabled neighbor and car

#ReclaimMLK with a weekend of movement-building

This weekend, nationwide rallies are planned to #ReclaimMLK — to shift the conversation from simply “community service” to “community justice,” and to highlight t

Join FOR, Suheir Hammad & Saul Williams in St. Louis for a Ferguson benefit!

I’m thrilled to announce that FOR, in partnership with South City Solidarity and Lane4 Events, has organized a St. Louis event to benefit jail support in Ferguson, featuring Saul Williams, Suheir Hammad, and local legend Nappy DJ Needles.

If the Wages of Sin Is Death: The Case of Andrew Brannan

The weather was cold. Winters in Georgia are always a strange kind of cold. The stated temperature never reflects the discomfort most people feel.

We Belong to Each Other

This weekend I was on a panel with a leading White anti-racist worker who told older Black people that we need to get out of the way of our youth so that they can build a Movement.

Donate today -- by midnight -- and we'll send you a free gift as thanks.

Tonight, as we count down to a new year, we hope you’ll make a small investment in the Fellowship of Reconciliation’s work to build active nonviolence in Ferguson and nationwide in 2015.

Your donation to FOR: Doubled

Dear FOR family,

Nonviolence has taken a major step forward in the United States this year.


VIDEO: The heartbeat of democracy: Nonviolence in action in Ferguson

We talk a lot about the power of nonviolence. But we don’t get to see it in action as often as we like.

That’s why we’re so excited to share with you this video of FOR Fellow Rev. Osagyefo Sekou — leading peaceful protesters in St. Louis facing down a phalanx of riot police nonviolently: