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There was positive news this month, as Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos apologized to the Peace Community of San Jose de Apartadó, with whom FOR has lived and worked with for over a decade. The apology came on December 10, International Human Rights Day, as Santos addressed the whole of Colombia and expressed his “deep admiration and respect” for the Community.
“100 Years FOR Nonviolence” is the motto for the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR) Centennial, to be held August 1-3, 2014 in Konstanz (Constance), Germany.
Last week a delegation of 14 Fellowship of Reconciliation members traveled to Ithaca, New York to honor two lifetime peacemakers with FOR’s 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Award. For their visionary, courageous, and persevering work in building the Beloved Community, Dr. Dorothy Cotton and Dr.
I met Father Paul Mayer in his small apartment on the 11th floor of a building complex in East Orange. It was here that he lived since 1972 when he was part of Project Share, a small, activist peace and justice community that he helped found. It was here that, at 80 years old, he continued to teach yoga to the mostly elderly, African-American residents.