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Fellowship of Reconciliation
The FOR is an interfaith organization that has been promoting nonviolence since 1915, with members from many different religious and ethnic traditions.

On the Lokashakti Network since:
Monday, 29 November 1999

Year founded: 1915

521 North Broadway
Nyack, New York 10960
United States

Mailing address:
PO Box 271
Nyack, New York 10960
United States

Phone: 1 845 358 4601

Fax: 1 845 358 4924

Fellowship of Reconciliation on:

Type of network resource:
  • Activist Organization
  • Gallery / Exhibition
  • Publishing House
  • Venue

Issues addressed:
  • Peace / Nonviolence
  • Religious Freedom / Understanding
  • Human Rights

Further classification:
  • National Office
  • Religious


Fellowship of Reconciliation
In 1914, an ecumenical conference was held in Switzerland by Christians seeking to prevent the outbreak of war in Europe. Before the conference ended, however, World War I had started and those present had to return to their respective countries. At a railroad station in Germany, two of the participants, Henry Hodgkin, an English Quaker, and Friedrich Sigmund-Schultze, a German Lutheran, pledged to find a way of working for peace even though their countries were at war. Out of this pledge Christians gathered in Cambridge, England in December 1914 to found the Fellowship of Reconciliation. The FOR-USA was founded one year later, in 1915. FOR has since become an interfaith and international movement with branches and groups in over 40 countries and on every continent. Today the membership of FOR includes Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, and people of other faith traditions, as well as those with no formal religious affiliation.

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