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Baltimore United for Change

In response to the tragic death of Freddie Gray, the Fellowship of Reconciliation has been in Baltimore this week working closely with Baltimore United for Change – a broad coalition of concerned citizens and organizations working for justice.

The Case for Radical Compassion

 On May Day, Friday, May 1st,  over 100 people took part in a powerful nonviolent direct action in Rochester, NY in solidarity with the citizens of Ferguson, Baltimore, New York City, and cities all over the nation.

From 'Peace and Planet' to Baltimore

As we reported last week, FOR-USA joined with activists from all over the world for a weekend mobilization to demand a nuclear-free, peaceful, just, and sustainable world.

Peace and Planet Mobilization for Nuclear Abolition

Yesterday was Earth Day.

People all over the world honored Mother Earth with events to celebrate her beauty and life support systems, and continued to raise awareness for the critical need to protect our home.

Christian Leaders Support Iran Framework Agreement

Last week, FOR-USA joined a large and diverse group of Christian leaders to voice support for the framework of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between Iran and the P5+1 nations concerning Iran’s nuclear program.

For Yom HaShoah: Reaching Out to 'The Other'

On Yom HaShoah, the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, we remember the Jews killed in the Holocaust. On April 16, I will remember the six million. And I will remember the afternoon I spent recently with a group of nuns — an encounter that surprised me and gave me hope.

The Active Defense of the Cultural Heritage of Humanity

15 April is the anniversary of the signing of the Roerich Peace Pact at the White House in Washington D.C. in 1935.  Henry A. Wallace, then the US Secretary of Agriculture and later Vice-President signed for the USA saying:

Global FOR Efforts for Peace & Nonviolent Justice Need Your Support

How much can we change on our own?

Last Spring, after years of organizing in the United States through FOR and other movements, I accepted a request to serve as the International Coordinator of the global expression of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, IFOR.

Good Friday in America

Every other day in America is Good Friday — death at the hands of the state. It happens so often that the news of such a tragedy elicits a rather ordinary response: “They killed another one.” As the death toll rings throughout Christendom’s past, state violence is ever present. Ferguson — America’s Nazareth — has given birth to a new theology at work in the world.

24 Hours at the Cross: A Holy Week confrontation with execution in Texas

While churches always have a plethora of odd smells, there is one that is particularly memorable. Smelling like a mix of mold and mildew, I have always imagined it to be the results of inactive butts marinating in the pews for years and years.