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Peace Accompaniment
Volunteer human rights observers on behalf of the international community
Jun 9, 2016, 5:34pm Gretchen Honnold
Thank you for your ongoing support of FOR's Campus Weekend trainings in nonviolent resistance!Participants of this week's course in St. Louis.Walking the Delmar Divide, learning the history and context of displacement and...
May 5, 2016, 8:23pm Ethan Vesely-Flad
"I don't even know whether I want to be remembered. That doesn't really enter into my kind of scheme of life. I was thinking maybe I would like to have on my tombstone something like, 'Thank God it was never dull.'" —...
May 3, 2016, 4:44pm FOR
Daniel Berrigan, Jesuit priest and poet, throughout his life offered a prophetic witness for peace—a witness both in word and deed. In 1968 he was arrested with his brother Philip and seven others for destroying draft files in Catonsville,...
Mar 16, 2016, 2:28pm Rene Wadlow
Rim Turkmani, a Syrian peace activist, at a demonstration near peace talks in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2014. (Photo by Maria Christina Travaglio, Les Studios Casagrande/Oxfam.)One of the original "Day of Rage" posters. (Photo by...
Feb 20, 2016, 12:30pm Dale Hess
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. Part of the secrecy arises because it is currently under...
Jan 14, 2016, 3:32pm Linda Kelly
As we honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this coming Monday, I wanted to share with you a compelling radio program exploring the spirituality of nonviolence, featuring FOR-USA Executive Director Rev. Kristin Stoneking.The spirituality of...
Aug 24, 2015, 5:25pm David Hartsough
George Houser was a mentor, friend, co-worker, and a giant of a human being. Some of the things I appreciated about George include:George’s affirmation of life and his belief that we can make a difference – we can act to help make our local...
Aug 2, 2015, 3:24pm Ethan Vesely-Flad
On August 9, 2014, after Mike Brown, Jr. was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, an uprising began. In the weeks and months following his death, many people have traveled to Ferguson with good intentions — yet some have...
Feb 6, 2015, 2:16pm Ron Young
In spring 1965, I was a senior in the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University and assumed I would graduate in June, just a year behind schedule. In addition to doing ongoing course work and preparing for my final exams, I was working on a...
Dec 27, 2014, 1:33pm FOR
We talk a lot about the power of nonviolence. But we don’t get to see it in action as often as we like.That’s why we’re so excited to share with you this video of FOR Fellow Rev. Osagyefo Sekou — leading peaceful...