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Friends,

Giving Tuesday is over. The work of peace and justice continues.

Are your eyes trained on Georgia right now, as mine are?

It’s understandable. The outcome of Georgia’s January 5th special election will dramatically influence both the makeup of Congress and the legislative priorities of the incoming Biden-Harris administration.

However, beyond politics, the work of peace and justice continues.

Will you match your political giving to support peace beyond politics?

Did you know that over $14 billion was spent by political campaigns nationwide this season and and over one billion dollars (yes, that’s with a B!) will be spent in the next six weeks on the two Georgia U.S. Senate races?

No doubt, there is much at stake here and the sense of urgency surrounding these elections is real.

However, beyond politics, the work of peace and justice continues.

Will you match your political giving to support peace beyond politics?

If you’re like me, you supported the campaigns of FOR family and allies like Rev. Cori Bush of Missouri who won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, and Rev. Kim Jackson of Georgia who won a state congressional seat.

Their inspiring victories remind us that yes, the work of peace and justice continues.

Will you match your political giving to support peace beyond politics?

No matter who is in the White House, Congress, your state capital, even your town council, the need for ongoing education, training, mobilization and organization never stops.

Yes, beyond politics, the work of peace and justice continues.

Will you match your political giving to support peace beyond politics?

The work FOR has done for over a century is too important to be subjected to ever-shifting political winds. Giving Tuesdays and electoral frenzies will come and go but the day to day work on the ground never ends.Yes, beyond politics, the work of peace and justice continues.

In peace and justice,
Ethan Vesley-Flad

Director of National Organizing
Fellowship of Reconciliation

Photos/images (clockwise from upper left in banner): (1) Rev. Dr. Emma Jordan-Simpson joined U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley in July 2020 as featured national speakers on the “Not in Portland, Not Anywhere” emergency webinar hosted by the Western States Center; (2) Pastor Cori Bush received honorary award from FOR in July 2019, presented by Rev. Dr. Emma Jordan-Simpson, Executive Director, with Aaron Goggans & Chrissy Stonebraker-Martinez, National Council Co-chairs; (3) Ethan with Imam La Trina Jackson (former FOR NC chairperson, spouse of the Rev. Kim Jackson, and new lead organizer for the Highlander Center’s education team), in Atlanta GA, May 2019; (4) BeLoved Asheville’s Rev. Amy Cantrell spoke to FOR in May 2020 for a “Gathering Voices” conversation about the coronavirus pandemic (YouTube); (5) Ethan with the Rev. Kim Jackson in Accra, Ghana, in July 2019.