They Are Us: Buffalo and the Sanctity of Whiteness

The racially-motivated act of hate on Saturday in Buffalo, New York, allegedly committed by an 18-year-old white supremacist, is being called the deadliest mass shooting in the United States this year. It was the 198th mass shooting in 2022, and we aren’t even finished with May. Is it possible to measure the sickness of a society that is forced to

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Robert Aldridge, ¡Presente!

Robert Creston Aldridge, recipient of the Fellowship of Reconciliation’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Award in 1981, was born at his home in Watsonville, California, on April 15, 1926, at a time when home births were a common part of life. He died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, on April 29, 2022, at his home in Santa Clara, California, his

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On Sweden Joining NATO: A Letter from FOR-USA to SweFOR

Dear sisters and brothers in the Sweden FOR, Our hearts break for you and your country. Sweden’s expected application to join NATO is a devastating blow for our shared global peace movement. Sweden’s 200 years of stated neutrality and military non-alignment have long offered a sign that nation-states can play a critical role as well.   We join the Sweden

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Ukraine: Faith Organizations Call U.S. to Support Diplomacy and Creative Nonviolent Resistance

Press Release More than 20 national and regional faith-based organizations have sent a letter to President Biden and members of Congress urging support and focus on a kind of diplomacy that is willing to compromise for the sake of saving lives. It also urges the support and amplification of creative nonviolent resistance actions rather than maintaining the killing and escalation

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Prayer for 2021

To abolish the death penalty, we must create a movement that is grounded in relationship building and truth telling.

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9/11 Remembering and Learning at FOR

At the Fellowship of Reconciliation’s national headquarters on the banks of the Hudson River, our interfaith staff were gathered for our weekly Tuesday morning meditation. It was September 11, 2001. We had planned an orientation afterward for four young adults

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Water Protectors Prevail!

Yesterday was a day that Standing Rock Sioux tribal elders had called for a national interfaith day of prayer. Those prayers rolled into celebrations as news was received that the

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The Singing of Angels

“Life Is Saved By The Singing of Angels” by Howard Thurman There must always remain in every person’s lifeSome place for the singing of angels,Some place for that which in

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Fellowship of Reconciliation USA (FOR-USA) is the largest interfaith peace fellowship leading the charge on today’s most pressing human and civil rights issues through advocacy, activism, and educational programs.