Fellowship of Reconciliation

Fellowship of Reconciliation

Working for peace & justice through nonviolence since 1915.

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What We Do Strengthen, build & demilitarize.

Nonviolent direct action in Minneapolis organized by FOR Staff and National Council photo by Rebecca Lawrence

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.

Building Healthy Communities

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.

Demilitarized Tanks

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.

Sep 07, 2016

No War 2016

By Abigail Gibson, FOR Intern

Our friends at World Beyond War are planning a conference, workshops, and nonviolent action in Washington, D.C., on September 23-26. These events are called #NoWar2016 and focus on developing alternatives to the entire institution of war.
FOR is cosponsoring this effort, and we would love for you to participate!

Sign up or watch the Livestream!

You can sign up for the conference and workshops or the nonviolent action and learn more here.
    
Spaces for participating in the conference on the 23rd will soon be full, while there's more room on he 24th and 25th, and unlimited room for the nonviolent action on the 26th.
    
If you can’t attend, keep an eye out for the livestream of the events on the 23rd and 24th. If you’re looking for people to watch the livestream with, there may be a local event near you, or create one and ask World Beyond War to promote it by emailing them at info@worldbeyondwar.org. 
      
#NoWar2016 has invited some amazing speakers, including Dennis KucinichKathy Kelly, and Michael McPhearson and others.
        
We hope you answer this call to peace, and help World Without War, FOR, and other partners to bring about a more just and nonviolent world.
      
    
Abigail Gibson is a recent graduate of Fordham University, and FOR's Communications Intern.
 

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