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:
It has been a joy and a great privilege for me to join the National Council of the Fellowship of Reconciliation this year.
We were 99 years old on November 12, 2014.
Nearly a century ago, 34 women and 34 men attended the first meeting of FOR-USA in Garden City, New York. It was firmly declared that we would be an interfaith organization. Since that beginning, we’ve been:
As I prepare to return to St. Louis in late December with my family and a group of college students to connect more deeply with the Ferguson movement, there is a sense that a sea change has occurred during the past year.
Shots rang out. Blood was everywhere. Bodies hit the floor. Children screamed. The images and descriptions of the scene at a school in Pakistan are more than horrific. Over 130 children are dead over an extremist religious ideology.
Following the Reverend Osagyefo Sekou’s appearance in Ferguson (Missouri) Municipal Court yesterday morning on a charge of “Refusal to Disperse,” a continuance until the 27th of January has been granted.
I am colored but I offer nothing in the way of extenuating circumstances except the fact that I am the only Negro in the United States whose grandfather on the mother’s side was not an Indian chief.
The Fellowship of Reconciliation is in mourning today at the news of the sudden death yesterday, Dec. 11, of Reverend Sam Smith, a Brethren minister, multimedia artist, and FOR leader in countless capacities. Sam, whose 64th birthday was this past Sunday, Dec.