October 16, 2015 ~ I picked some sea shells at Henoko in Okinawa. Henoko is where the U.S. is relocating their military base against the wishes of 76.1% of Okinawans.
The Fellowship of Reconciliation-USA joins individuals, faith communities, organizations and nations around the world in decrying and mourning this latest display of the violence that permeates our globe.
This Wednesday, Raphael Holiday will be executed minutes after 6pm at the Walls Unit in Huntsville, Texas. Unlike many of those I’ve encountered on death row, I believe that Holiday deserves to die.
Our records show that November 11th and 12th, 1915, is when the conference took place in Garden City, Long Island that birthed the United States branch of the Fellowship of Reconciliation — FOR-USA is officially 100 years old today!
We have a choice on Wednesday, Nov. 11. We can recognize the day as Veterans Day or Armistice Day.
If we wish to recognize Veterans Day — a day of sales in stores and restaurants, a day that shows off military displays that glorify war and gives lip service to men and women that served, many changed forever — then so be it.
Okinawa—In late October 2015, I was with 3 Okinawa peace activists and a British solidarity activist on a tour of local resistance to U.S. military bases. After an hour of driving north from the city of Nago, crossing deep ravines and shimmering blue bays, we approached a dense forest, where the U.S.
Although FOR’s first century of work has been interwoven with many of the most important social justice movements of this era of history, the Fellowship has all-too-typically shunned the public spotlight.
Nestled along the Hood Canal with sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains, there is a place where FOR families and friends meet each year to appreciate the land and each other and envision ways to make the “beloved community” a reality on Earth.