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Christmas Truce in Ukraine Media Resources

Media Resources Graphics Video Script Script for religious leaders to add to the video statement. We invite religious leaders or organizational/denominational leadership to add their voice to the Christmas Truce campaign by downloading the script here and videotaping their statement themselves. Please send your videos to us at video@forusa.org.

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Oldest Interfaith Organization in the US Affirms Solidarity with the LGBTQ+ Community in the Wake of Deadly Attack in Colorado

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ariel Gold | FOR-USA executive director | arielgold@forusa.org | 510 599 5330 Sunday, November 20, 2022 – In the wake of a mass shooting at the Club Q nightclub in Colorado, the oldest interfaith peace and justice organization in the US, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, affirms its solidarity with the LGBTQ+ Community and sends prayers for

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Faith Leaders and Organizations Call for a Christmas Truce in Ukraine

SIGN ON STATEMENT: As people of faith and conscience, believing in the sanctity of all life on this planet, we call for a Christmas Truce in Ukraine. In the spirit of the truce that occurred in 1914 during the First World War, we urge our government to take a leadership role in bringing the war in Ukraine to an end

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Support Russian conscientious objectors

International human rights law affirms people’s right, due to principled conviction, to refuse to participate in military conflict, and conscientious objection has a long and rich history. You would think that those resisting this war would be able to find refuge in European countries, but in August, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky asked his Western allies to reject all Russian émigrés. Currently, all non-visa travel

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Sign on! National petition regarding the unlawful movement of migrants

Dear Office of the Attorney General, governors, mayors and city councils of “sanctuary” cities, We the undersigned — representing people of conscience and goodwill and belonging to various faiths and peace and justice organizations — call on you to condemn the governors of Texas and Florida for sending migrants across state lines without permission, knowledge, or consent. The acts that

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FOR-USA plans for the 2022 IFOR Council in South Sudan

In November 2022, Fellowship of Reconciliation members from around the world will assemble in Juba, South Sudan for a historic gathering of our 108-year-old movement. Every four years, our global Fellowship comes together to share, learn, and strategize about nonviolence and peacebuilding in our diverse contexts. In recent decades, these quadrennial International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR) meetings have been held

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White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity–Brooklyn Historical Society

Robert P. Jones, CEO and founder of Public Religion Research Institute and a leading scholar of religion and politics, shares his latest work, “White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity,” which puts forth a thorough examination of the history of interdenominational complicity with white supremacy, and argues for congregations to embrace a theology of racial justice.

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US Sanctions should not be used to block vaccine to Iran

We, the undersigned human rights and humanitarian organizations, call on all stakeholders to ensure people in Iran have swift, unencumbered, and equitable access to safe, effective, and affordable Covid-19 vaccines. We particularly call on the government of the United States

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“When We Breathe Together”

 FOR-USA’s executive director, Rev. Dr. Emma Jordan-Simpson, was asked to offer up a prayer and reflections on the morning of Jan. 20, 2021 (U.S. Inauguration Day for President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris) to an international online

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Memories of a Young Buddhist Spy

By Laura Hassler the pine gate closeda scintillating arrowleaves thetrembling string air ripsthe sun explodesorange blossoms fall, fall cover the yardThere is the shadowof infinity nhat hanh Written for Laura

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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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Wink

Awarded to divinity students or emerging leaders focused on nonviolence or whose work creates change and challenges power, the Walter Wink and June Keener Wink Fellowship honors the life and legacy of FOR member Walter Wink (1935-2012) and the ongoing

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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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