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Aug 20, 2015, 8:07pm Ethan Vesely-Flad
George Houser, a leader in the racial justice, anti-war, and African liberation struggles, died yesterday at Friends House in Santa Rosa, California. He was 99.One of the most important yet least-heralded activists of the 20th century, George...
Aug 20, 2015, 2:55pm Matt Meyer
Some of us chuckled when we first learned of the title of George Houser’s 1989 memoir, No One Can Stop the Rain. Though we appreciated the homage which George was giving to Angolan freedom fighter and poet Agostino Neto, who penned that line while...
Jun 2, 2015, 4:51pm Ethan Vesely-Flad
One of the most important yet least-heralded activists of the 20th century, George’s name is synonymous with the early history of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the foundations of the civil rights movement, and the growth of the...
Mar 6, 2015, 4:49pm Ethan Vesely-Flad
Last October, I had to pinch myself as I sat next to one of my heroes, Congressman John Lewis, in a small soul food restaurant in Durham, North Carolina.Just an hour earlier, I had been blessed to meet Rep. Lewis at a speaking event. As we left...
Dec 20, 2014, 5:36pm FOR
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...
Jan 20, 2014, 9:33am Lucas Johnson
Over the past few months, I’ve had the privilege of working with many outstanding young activists who represent the next generation of global nonviolence leaders. We’ve stood together in cities near and far — from Greensboro to...
Jan 16, 2014, 5:14pm Lucas Johnson
Everyone who took part in last month’s 21st Century Freedom Ride has been impacted by what Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, describes as an elaborate system of racial control.Driving through the beautiful states of North Carolina...
Nov 26, 2013, 3:16pm Lucas Johnson
More than 70 years after sparking the Freedom Ride movement, the Fellowship of Reconciliation invites you to join us for along the route of a modern-day Freedom Ride in North Carolina and Tennessee next month. You will learn firsthand from civil...