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FOR is so thankful for you!

From our community to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

There is much brokenness in our world and much more justice to work for. Nonetheless, we are thankful for our beloved community of FOR members, supporters and chapters.

In the video below, FOR Executive Director Kristin Stoneking shares a message of hope and peace for the coming year.

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

Vigil for 1000 Blacks Killed in State-Sanctioned Violence

You are invited this Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 12:30 p.m. to an emergency memorial service and day of action in Washington for the mainly unarmed 1,000 Black victims of state-sanctioned murders since 2007.

Namaya ~ Poet, Artist, & Alchemist in the Journey to Peace by Toni Ortner

Namaya is a poet, artist, raconteur, who combines his various passions in art, performance, music and writing to create art that engages communities to consider the impact of war and militarism.

Why Ferguson Matters to Faith Communities

On Aug. 9, when a black teenager named Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer, the small city of Ferguson lost its anonymity.

Avid Louisville FOR Member Celebrates 100th Birthday

Harriett Maltina Comer (nee Hardy) was born on June 22, 1914 in Scott County Indiana. She has been a member of the FOR since September 23, 1940 and — like the IFOR — turned 100 this year.

Our Hearts Are Full of Ferguson ~ Linda E Kelly

My skin is buff-colored, though I’m called white. I grew up in a small town in Connecticut where most everyone was called white. The first people I met with dark skin called black were the ten or twelve children bused in from Hartford to attend our elementary school. My mother sponsored one of the girls.

Our Hearts Are Full of Ferguson: Reflections on the Weekend of Resistance

As FOR staff, national council members, local chapter leadership, and others join with thousands of people from across the country to support local residents, activists and clergy organizing a series of protests, rallies and event