Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR Louisville Chapter) statement on Israel’s annexation of Palestinian land in the West Bank

For over 50 years, Israel has been occupying Palestinian land and has been illegally transferring its own population there in violation of international law. Israel's decision to begin annexing the West Bank signals to the world that Israel has no intention of allowing a two-state solution in which Palestinians would have basic rights in a … Continue reading Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR Louisville Chapter) statement on Israel’s annexation of Palestinian land in the West Bank

Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR Louisville Chapter) Statement on the killing of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd

The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR Louisville Chapter) wishes to extend our deepest sympathy to the families of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd and all those who have lost loved ones because the injustice of racism is so embedded in our country.  We call for Metro Louisville to: End the use of excessive force on unarmed … Continue reading Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR Louisville Chapter) Statement on the killing of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd

Why main line news organizations do not address the reasons behind extreme weather

By Jim Johnson The average U.S. temperature for March was 46.1 ˚ F, 4.6˚ F above average, ranking 10th warmest in the 126-year record. The U.S. precipitation average for March was 2.83”, some 0.32” above average, ranking among the wettest one-third of the historical record. Alaska endured the coldest January through March since 2012. Southerly … Continue reading Why main line news organizations do not address the reasons behind extreme weather

What do Americans know—and want to know—about Palestine?

By Russell Vandenbroucke Boys playing in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem. Note proximity of “security” wall behind them and a guard tower, the source of sound bombs fired at the boys to make them scatter soon after this photo was taken. -- Photo by Russell Vandenbroucke “We laid out a very clear vision for how … Continue reading What do Americans know—and want to know—about Palestine?

2019 School Board Candidates Respond to FOR Issues Questionnaire

The Aim Higher subcommittee of FOR is continuing to expand its advocacy work in the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS). As part of that work, we have asked the eight school board candidates in the contested school district 4 race (to fill a vacated seat in southwest Jefferson County) to respond to 13 questions in … Continue reading 2019 School Board Candidates Respond to FOR Issues Questionnaire

400 Years of Inequality

By Gracie Lewis                                               August 2019 marked the 400th Commemoration of Black Enslavement in America. In August 1619, more than 20 Africans landed at Point Comfort, the present-day Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia.  According to the early documents, they had been acquired from a Portuguese slave ship, put aboard the “White Lion,” an English ship, and … Continue reading 400 Years of Inequality