Fellowship of Reconciliation

Since its founding in 1914, the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) has been an outspoken advocate of pacifism, economic justice, and racial equality. The FOR has been an international organization with a global perspective from the beginning. Its membership and identity are rooted in liberal Protestant Christianity, and this strong religious identity distinguishes it from other pacifist organizations of comparable vintage, such as the War Resisters League. By the end of the 20th century, the FOR's culture had become considerably more interreligious, with Catholics, Jews, and Buddhists, as well as Protestants, ranking among its most prominent members.

The FOR began in Cambridge, England, during the first months of World War I. The next year saw the formation of an American branch, FORUSA. Many of the FOR's early ...

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