FOR Blogs

How white people can support the Movement for Black Lives

We hear a lot these days about being “allies” and “standing in solidarity” with people on the front lines of justice movements. What does that mean? How do we live out those commitments?

You are invited to join — in person in California, or via an Internet livestream feed — an upcoming conversation to engage these important questions:

MN FOR challenge: sponsor a young adult peacemaker

The Minnesota Fellowship of Reconciliation (MN FOR) hereby challenges all FOR Local Groups to sponsor at least one young person (between the ages of 15 and 30) to the Seabeck FOR Centennial Conference this summer. Sponsoring includes covering the expenses of travel, conference registration, housing, and meals.

Thursday: A conversation on music and movements with Rev. Sekou

On Thursday, FOR will host an hour-long national conversation with artist-activists Rev. Osagyefo Sekou (FOR Bayard Rustin Fellow) and Jay-Marie Hill about their new album of social justice music, “The Revolution Has Come.”

A new book on nonviolent action in West Papua

Although West Papua is only about 125 km from Boigu Island, Australia’s northern point, very few Australians know much about it. It is a beautiful land, but it is shrouded in secrecy.

A Swollen River of Refugees

Last month, as US border patrol agents began rounding up Central American women and children denied asylum, a small group of international peace activists from Voices for Creative Nonviolence boarded a plane for Helsinki, Finland, to visit two longtime Iraqi friends who fled Baghdad last summer and somehow completed a perilous seven-week journey over land and sea

Scholarships for young activists to the FOR Centennial Conference

I'm honored to announce that Oregon FOR and FOR-USA have established scholarships — for youth and young adult peace and justice activists and scholars, ages 15 to 34 — to the FOR Centennial Conference in

Washington is listening: #GiveRefugeesRest

Nearly one month ago, we launched Give Refugees Rest to end Islamophobia and welcome refugees.

And I’m happy to report to you that elected officials are listening — and we have gained such momentum that we’re going to expand the campaign further.

Answered prayers: NOT GUILTY verdict for Reverend Sekou!

NOT GUILTY verdict returned as Reverend Sekou acquitted in Ferguson Praying While Black case

May justice prevail in Rev Sekou's trial for praying in Ferguson

As the trial of prominent St. Louis-based activist, author and theologian Reverend Osagyefo Sekou enters its second day, the corrupt and stagnant state of the Ferguson municipal court system is once again under a national spotlight.

Trial of Reverend arrested for 'Praying While Black' during Ferguson protests to begin

February 5th, 2016:  Nearly 500 days after his arrest as he knelt between advancing police and a group of peaceful protestors in Ferguson in late 2014, the Reverend Osagyefo Sekou will stand trial on Monday.