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How It Feels to Be Colored Me by Zora Neale Hurston

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.

Sam Smith, Presente!

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.

Global Days of Listening Honors Malala Yousafzai

On December 10, 2014, Global Days of Listening (GDoL) is presenting an extraordinary live stream event in recognition of Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan on International Human Rights Day.

Event: Montgomery to Ferguson

FOR is honored to invite everyone in the Tri-State Area to join us at a special event featuring FOR Freeman Fellow Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou with activist and author David Hartsough next week in New York City!


In this season, as we begin times of celebrations, we are aware that there is still much hurt and distrust in our world. Even so, FOR USA is determined to create a world of peace through the transforming power of nonviolent reconciliation.


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.