Working for peace & justice through nonviolence since 1915.
Now is your chance to collect FOR’s historic journal of peacemaking through the last century. All back issues are on sale for $1 for a limited time.
Strategic nonviolent movements are one of the most potent forces in the world. They oust dictators, change policy and realize the hopes of communities. For over 100 years FOR has strengthened the movements that reshape society through our work in Black Lives Matter, training in Nonviolent Civil Disobedience, training in Jail Support and Fiscal Sponsorship.
Relationships established through strong communities are the glue of our work. We ground ourselves in relationships of accountability and a spirituality that spans faith traditions. We help build communities that reflect our vision of Beloved Community through our Chapters, Networks & Affiliates, Interreligious Engagement & Understanding, Intentional Communities and Retreats for Movement Leaders & Activists.
We see nonviolence as a way of life, a moral commitment, and a social tool. As a branch of IFOR's international network we work with partners around the world to end militarism in all of its forms, working through the International Fellowship of Reconciliation, United Nations Advocacy, Demilitarizing Communities, Boycott Divestment and Sanctions, Anti-drone Initiatives and #GiveRefugeesRest.
In this critical moment in human history, treat yourself to some of the timeless wisdom shared over the years in Fellowship magazine.
As the oldest continuously-published spiritually-rooted peace journal in the United States, it has inspired and educated people concerned about peace, justice, and compassion for nearly a century, and now you can collect that treasure trove of wisdom for yourself.
Always in service to FOR’s mission, the list of contributors has been a veritable Who’s Who of nonviolent philosophy and action. From Jane Addams to Dorothy Day to Howard Thurman, Thomas Merton, Daniel Berrigan, James Lawson, Vincent Harding, Thich Nhat Hanh, Mairead Maguire, Desmond Tutu, Martin Luther King, and Mahatma Gandhi, its pages have carried the major tenets and debates in the peace and justice movement.
You can learn about “How Nonviolence Works” by Glenn Smiley in the Oct/Nov 1990 issue, or consider Barbara Deming’s assertion that “We are All Part of One Another” in Oct/Nov 1984.
Or reach back further in time to September 1928 to read A.J. Muste’s essay on “Pacifism and Class Wars” or absorb M. K. Gandhi’s truth that “Nonviolence is the Greatest Force” in the October issue of The World Tomorrow 1926.
(*Note: the earlier issues are rare and our inventory is limited.)
Discover Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's “My Pilgrimage to Nonviolence” in Fellowship, Sept. 1958 where he writes, “Gandhi was probably the first person in history to lift the love ethic of Jesus above mere interaction between individuals to a powerful and effective social force on a large scale."
Or James Farmer's stated theory in “The Coming Revolt Against Jim Crow” (May 1945), that continues to guide movements today: “No great or oppressive evil is ever truly wiped out until the people oppressed by that evil, together with their sympathizers, refuse to participate in and cooperate with that evil.”
In July-August of 1986, Thich Nhat Hanh asked peacemakers in his essay “Being Peace” a question that some of us continue to grapple with as we endeavor to speak truth to power and encounter hateful rhetoric today:
“Can the peace movement talk in loving speech, showing the way to peace?”
And in his May 1967 article “Blessed are the Meek – The Roots of Christian Nonviolence,” Thomas Merton reminded us: “Nonviolence has great power, provided it really witnesses to truth and not just to self-righteousness.”
If the past is prologue, then Fellowship magazine is essential reading for all peacemakers and nonviolent activists, as well as wonderfully enriching for scholars, historians, and all lovers of life.
And did I mention the photography? The covers of Fellowship are frame-worthy and, often, iconic photos; and within those covers you’ll find even more images and photographs of impressive people and events to thrill and inspire you.
The back issues featured in our bookstore are from 2004 to the present; however, we have issues dating back to the 1920s.
Maybe you'd like to give a beloved peacemaker friend or family member a Fellowship issue published in the year of their birth?
Or you’d like a birth year magazine as a gift for yourself?
Or maybe there are events from your
college years or a pivotal moment when you discovered nonviolence as your way, or another highlight moment from your life that you’d like to remember through the lens of this historic publication?
Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll locate the magazine that you’re looking for.
Whenever I’ve felt disheartened or fatigued by the struggle, a mere glance at the annals of FOR provided in Fellowship magazine has always boosted my spirit by reminding me that I/we are standing on the shoulders of giants and that there’s an extraordinary cloud of witnesses whispering in my/our ears.
I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to collect these wise and uplifting voices for your own home.
We focus on building movements and peace networks by acting as a resource hub for activists, organizers and communities. Through our network of chapters and affiliates we connect movements at the grassroots level.
We provide workshops, educational resources, strategic consulting, and speaking engagements for diverse audiences. We run young adult leadership development programs and nonviolent direct action trainings for front line movements.
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For over 100 years FOR members have led the strategic application of nonviolence to political and social change movements worldwide. We honor and count among our number Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King, Thich Nhat Hanh, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Muriel Lester, Sulak Sivaraksa, James Lawson, Jean and Hildegard Goss-Mayr, Andre and Magda Trocme and many more.
FOR recognizes individuals and organizations who make exceptional contributions to peace, justice and reconciliation. We honor unsung grassroots activists with the Local Hero Award, US justice leaders with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, and international peacemakers with the Pfeffer Peace Award.
Since 1918 FOR has produced publications and a national journal to shape and reflect learning on the power of nonviolent social change. Since 1934 that award-winning journal has appeared under the title Fellowship, now issued twice yearly in summer and winter. FOR's national newsletter, Witness, is produced in spring and fall and provides highlights of campaigns and projects led by grassroots FOR chapters and affiliates.