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Jan 12, 2016, 4:27pm Anthony Grimes
Today, we launched #GiveRefugeesRest — a campaign to affirm the humanity of refugees.We need your help in calling on the 31 governors who supported refugee bans in their states, and the Speaker of the House who advanced federal ...
Jan 12, 2016, 1:41pm FOR
Last week, FOR sent 31 pillowcases and accompanying letters to each of the 31 governors who supported refugee bans in their states, and the Speaker of the House who advanced federal legislation, as part of the launch of the #GiveRefugeesRest...
Aug 28, 2015, 7:36am Elbert Big Man Howard
With respect to the passing on of George Houser, on August 19, 2015, I would like to say some words of remembrance.George Houser, first of all, was a man for whom I held an enormous amount of respect.I met George, together with his wife...
Mar 12, 2015, 1:05pm Jonette O. Miller
Recently, FOR USA received an $89,500 bequest from the estate of Father George Wertin.  For 13 years, Father Wertin pastored the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Wertin had a heart for social justice and inclusion....
Dec 17, 2014, 9:48pm Ethan Vesely-Flad
As I prepare to return to St. Louis in late December with my family and a group of college students to connect more deeply with the Ferguson movement, there is a sense that a sea change has occurred during the past year. The racial justice framework...
Dec 9, 2014, 12:33pm Jim Murphy
    We are investigating the restart of the Ithaca Chapter of Fellowship Of Reconciliation. Our first collaborative project is with Central New York Committee for Justice in Palestine (CNYCJP) and the Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP): CNYCJP...
Nov 11, 2014, 4:36pm Gretchen Honnold
Remember the last time you found yourself in a conflict situation, heard an oppressive statement or witnessed the diminishment of another human being?As a peacemaker, you no doubt wanted to respond in a way that would bring justice,...
Nov 11, 2014, 2:26pm FOR
You are invited this Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 12:30 p.m. to an emergency memorial service and day of action in Washington for the mainly unarmed 1,000 Black victims of state-sanctioned murders since 2007. Organized by the SpiritHouse Project, the...
Sep 11, 2014, 9:24am Cristina Veran
Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights—under the directorship of Elsa Stamatopoulou, former chief of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Secretariat—has published Indigenous Peoples’ Access to Justice,...
Sep 5, 2014, 4:08pm Ethan Vesely-Flad
This is a momentous time in the movement to end capital punishment.Here in North Carolina, earlier this week Henry McCollom was released from prison after suffering 31 years on death row for a crime he did not commit. Citing his case and that of...