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Brew not Bullets! Starbucks Boycott
Launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, we will not stop until Starbucks bans guns from their stores and are an aggressive advocate for sane gun laws.
Jun 15, 2016, 12:20pm FOR
On Monday we issued a statement of mourning and sympathy from our executive director, Rev. Kristin Stoneking, regarding the horrendous violence that occurred over the weekend.Since then, we’ve heard from a few supporters as well as FOR...
Jun 13, 2016, 7:58pm Kristin Stoneking
I mourn with you for the victims of the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States, and I send love and sympathy from FOR to the families and friends of those killed and still gravely wounded in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday.I'm...
Jun 13, 2016, 10:45am Abdur Rauf Campos-Marquet...
AsSalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatu (May the peace and blessings of Allah be with all of you) My Dear Brothers and Sisters,Our prayers and condolences are with the victims and families and friends of this unspeakable act. My...
Sep 1, 2015, 6:05pm Dr. Hakim
10 year old Sakina, an Afghan street kid, had this to say, “I don’t like to be in a world of war. I like to be in a world of peace.”On 27th August 2015, Sakina and Inam, with fellow Afghan street kids and the Afghan Peace Volunteers, held a...
Dec 12, 2013, 3:32pm Lucas Johnson
Over the past months, I have been haunted by thoughts of Jordan Davis and Renisha McBride.Their names come to me, disturbing sleep and dinner. Their faces stop me cold in the middle of my thoughts.Killed in November 2012, Jordan Davis...
Jul 15, 2013, 7:06pm FOR
We are shocked and heartbroken at the announcement this weekend of the acquittal verdict that absolved George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin.We are stunned and appalled that the human rights of people of color are still questionable...
Apr 9, 2013, 5:00pm Ivan Boothe
“There exists in this country a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells, and sows, violence against its own people.”If you can believe it, that’s NRA spokesperson Wayne LaPierre, talking not of the gun...
Apr 9, 2013, 1:26pm FOR
If not now, when? The Senate debate on legislation to stop gun violence is about to begin!Call your senators today, April 9, and insist that they act to prevent gun violence! Ensure that the voices of faith and conscience ring throughout...
Mar 12, 2013, 5:22pm FOR
Across the United States, people from different walks of life and political complexions are acting to change the laws and culture that produces so much gun violence in our country.Earlier today, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed to the full...
Feb 14, 2013, 1:48pm FOR
The work of active nonviolence is alive and well on this Valentine’s Day, thanks to you.Today, an intergenerational delegation of ten U.S. community leaders, led by FOR staffer John Lindsay-Poland, are in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico to...