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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...
Jan 21, 2016, 3:47pm Ethan Vesely-Flad
We witnessed a huge victory yesterday in our campaign to #GiveRefugeesRest, thanks to each one of you who took action this week on behalf of refugees.On Wednesday, the so-called “American SAFE Act” failed to pass the U.S. Senate....
Jan 12, 2016, 5:27pm 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, 2:41pm 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...
Jan 7, 2016, 4:37pm Anthony Grimes
The anti-refugee and anti-Muslim rhetoric is out of control. Entire groups of human beings are being marginalized. This needs to stop immediately.With 31 U.S. governors attempting to prevent Syrian refugees from settling in their states,...
Dec 29, 2015, 11:15pm Linda Kelly
As we reflect on the past year, it seems the news was rife with suffering and pain in the world.Yesterday’s announcement in the Tamir Rice case — that white police officers would not be charged in the 12-year-old’s shooting,...
Nov 18, 2015, 1:39pm FOR
The Fellowship of Reconciliation-USA joins individuals, faith communities, organizations and nations around the world in decrying and mourning this latest display of the violence that permeates our globe.Along with our prayers for Paris where...
Sep 16, 2014, 10:15am Ibrahim Al-Assil
To the mother of James Foley,I want to express my sincerest condolences for the loss of your son, James Foley. It was with shock and sorrow when I learned of what happened to your beloved son by those vicious killers. My thoughts are with...
Sep 12, 2014, 6:34pm Kristin Stoneking
Last August, I stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, invited by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change to lift up the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on behalf...
Jul 2, 2014, 7:30am FOR
The people of Iraq and Syria have suffered beyond what many of us could ever comprehend. We acknowledge our deep complicity in and relationship to the brutal violence devastating their homelands. Our inability to stem the roots of violence at home...