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Ferguson and Justice

The question of whether or not Officer Wilson’s response to Michael Brown was legal is not really the point. In the brutality of American history, the answer to such legal questions has almost always been the same answer that this Grand Jury provided.

Black Lives Matter

Last night, about two hours after the announcement of the Missouri grand jury’s determination that Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted, I received a text from our staff on the ground in Ferguson.

BREAKING: Ferguson announcement imminent

The moment we’ve been preparing for is upon us. A Missouri grand jury, empaneled to determine whether to charge Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson with a crime for shooting and killing unarmed teenager Michael Brown, is about to an

To my Sisters and brothers in Ferguson

As I have heard the national accusations that keep resonating in the media and through other resources in America about protestors and violence in Ferguson, these thoughts come to me. Those accusations are designed to negate the power and the national effect of this tremendous Movement that you are building.

Local Peace Awards to be Presented at Winter Solstice Concert

The Nyack Area Peace Prize honors an organization or individual involved in significant peace and justice work in the community of FOR’s national headquarters.

Ferguson Under Indictment

Tension is building here in Ferguson.

Nuclear Weapons and the International Security Context

FOR is among the 100 international, national, regional and local civil society organizations in 11 countries that endorsed the following statement coordinated by Western States Legal Foundation, Oakland, California, USA, a member of the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Elimi

Pray for Thich Nhat Hanh

I’d like to call on all of FOR’s members, supporters and friends to lift up Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) in prayer and meditation.

When Texas Descends Into Hell: The Vulnerability of Scott Panetti

On October 30, I woke up and walked into the bedroom of our three young children. Our oldest children are twin boys. Their little bodies were contorted around stuffed animals and producing loud snores. I watched them sleep for a little while. The room was still dark. I walked further in.