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How can we bridge the political divisions between our governments at this time of heightened tensions and rhetoric of war?
Jul 16, 2015, 7:59pm Ethan Vesely-Flad
We have come into this exquisite world to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom and light! ~ HafizDear Friends,The Fellowship of Reconciliation applauds the recent nuclear agreement between Iran, the United...
Mar 14, 2014, 8:10am Lynn Gottlieb
Purim is a Jewish holy day that originated in ancient Persia. Many narrative features of the story reveal different aspects of Persian culture. Gift-giving is an example of a valued custom and method of diplomacy which appears in the Purim text, and...
Jan 14, 2014, 1:12pm Leila Zand
The Fellowship of Reconciliation along with 61 other organizations delivered a joint letter to the U.S. Senate today urging the Senate to oppose new Iran sanctions legislation, S.1881, that they say would “critically endanger the possibility of a...
Dec 26, 2013, 12:54pm Ethan Vesely-Flad
2013 has been an incredible year for justice-centered activism. As we enjoy this holiday season, here’s a “top 10” list of creative and awe-inspiring peace and justice campaigns that have inspired us at the Fellowship of...
Dec 20, 2013, 2:42pm FOR
The back of this year’s Fellowship of Reconciliation holiday card includes a quote by Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel that reflects the importance, complexity, and inviolability of each individual’s life and experience. The particularity, humanity...
Nov 20, 2013, 11:04am Leila Zand
November 19, 2013Dear Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, SASC Chairman Levin, SASC Ranking Member Inhofe, SFRC Chairman Menendez, SFRC Ranking Member Corker, SBHUAC Chairman Johnson and SBHUAC Ranking Member Crapo,With a deal...
Oct 7, 2013, 8:03pm Judy Bello
I’ve taken US President Obama’s speech [1] at the UN General Assembly and Iranian President Rouhani’s speech [2] at the UN General Assembly and interwoven them as a dialog of sorts.   It appears that President Rouhani did...
Oct 7, 2013, 12:37pm Leila Zand
A survivor of 1980s chemical warfare travels around the Europe 20 years later, to find answers for his questions about the use of chemical weapons during Iran-Iraq war and foreign supports to Saddam’s regime during 80s.He interviews a number of...
Sep 29, 2013, 2:24pm Mark Johnson
Events of the past week present us with the strange construct of open, democratic, largely civil debate about monumentally consequential global issues between heads of state in the chambers of the often maligned United Nations at the same time as we...
Sep 10, 2013, 12:26pm Leila Zand
 No to bombs for Syria; Yes to talks with Iran!The United States Congress is at work making its decision whether or not to give President Obama the authorization for a military intervention in Syria. This process could be...