The Fellowship of Reconciliation
Organization profile published 1976
Publisher:  International Fellowship of Reconciliation, Westminster, Canada
Year Published:  1976
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX86

A movement committed to non-violence, both as a way of life and a means of building a world community.

The International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR) is a movement committed to non-violence, both as a way of life and as a means of building a world community. IFOR's members are people around the world whose goals and way of life, derived from their respective spiritual insights, are expressed in their rejection of war, injustice, and other forms of violence and in their support of all nonviolent and reconciling means of creating a new society. In Vancouver, the emphasis is being placed on a program to eliminate the sale of war toys, while suggesting creative alternatives and co-operative games. In collaboration with the United States FOR an active program is underway protesting the development of the Trident Submarine equipped with nuclear missiles. An overall objective of the IFOR is to build an awareness of the interrelated nature of global problems and their rootedness in structures that need to be changed for human survival. This is done through non-violent training, organizing collectives and networks, doing research, developing a transnational perspective, income sharing, campaigning against arms trade, promoting conscientious objection, resisting military tax and subscription, and challenging religious bodies on non-violence and peace.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1976.
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