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A Lamentation for Gaza

We are grief-filled and outraged at the senseless slaughter of at least 44 Palestinians, including 16 children in Gaza this past weekend. Even with a ceasefire now in effect, which we are grateful for, the situation facing the people of Gaza is dire. While the US continues, for the most part to ignore, it’s house less population and healthcare isn’t

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Anti-War and Human Rights Leader Ariel Gold Appointed as FOR-USA Executive Director in Historic Hire

After an extensive national search, the Fellowship of Reconciliation-USA (FOR-USA) is proud to welcome our next executive director, Ariel Gold. Ms. Gold, a veteran peace and justice advocate, is taking the helm as the organization’s first Jewish executive director. Prior to this groundbreaking appointment, for the past seven years Ms. Gold worked at CODEPINK Women for Peace, where she was

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FOR & national groups urge Senate vote for ATF nominee

As the United States Senate prepares to vote today on President Biden’s nomination of Steve Dettelbach as the next director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Explosives, a coalition of faith-based organizations has issued a public statement in support of the nomination. The Fellowship of Reconciliation joined other national groups, including Jewish, Roman Catholic, Protestant, and

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Broad civil society alliance calls for protection/asylum for deserters and conscientious objectors from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine

In a joint appeal to members of the European Parliament and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, a broad civil society alliance from 20 countries has called on the European governments to grant protection and asylum to Russian and Belarusian as well as Ukrainian conscientious objectors and deserters. They need immediate protection and asylum. According to international law, the servicemen

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Nyack dedicates Bayard Rustin Way

On June 9, 2022, the village of Nyack, New York dedicated Bayard Rustin Way — a street in the suburban town’s bustling center — in a special ceremony. Organized by the Phyllis B. Frank Pride Center of Rockland County and the Nyack NAACP chapter, the event featured speakers and performers who honored Rustin’s contributions as a civil rights activist, pacifist,

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U.S. Ukraine policy most reckless since ’62 Missile Crisis

By Walt Zlotow In 1952, I was blessed, maybe cursed, to have parents who taught me about war and peace as a second grader. Back then it was the Korean War which didn’t make much sense to this 7-year-old. Seventy years on it still doesn’t, just like every other war America has been involved in, whether directly, like Korea, or

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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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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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Climate & Justice Conversations–Tom Wakely

The UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) is taking place in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021. In light of this important event we’ve asked FOR members and activists to discuss where the issue of climate

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Babel

Writing used to be easy.  Now, nothing seems easy.  Leaning in, I just stare at the screen.  Occasionally, I try to type something.  Despite my desperation to write, my mind

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Liberating the New Year

President Lincoln issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, but it was not to take effect until January 1, 1863 — technically at midnight. At my home parish,

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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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Puerto Rico Se Levanta

I’m Puerto Rican, but I didn’t learn much about the history of Puerto Rico or the political implications of its being a territory of the United States until I was a freshman at Brooklyn College. It was devastating but not

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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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