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November 9, 2006 | bpfna
The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) is seeking a new Executive Director to lead the organization into the next generation of peace-building. The following information is from the FOR's release concerning the position:
The FOR was founded in 1914 to promote nonviolence as a means of resolving conflict and achieving justice and peace worldwide. From its beginnings as a European ecumenical Christian organization, an international, interfaith movement developed that now includes chapters in more than 40 countries and members from virtually every religion and spiritual tradition. FOR serves as the U.S. national office for this movement, and works with more than 10,000 members, 100 local groups, and over a dozen national religious peace fellowships. The work of FOR includes: organizing nonviolence training workshops for people of all ages; developing educational materials on issues such as conscientious objection to war, disarmament, and racial & economic justice; coordinating global human rights accompaniment work; and sending “people-to-people” peace delegations to countries labeled “enemies” by the U.S. government (such as Iran).
FOR’s storied history of working for human and civil rights – which includes having helped found the American Civil Liberties Union, close collaboration with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement leadership, and dedicated support for conscientious objection to war – and its steadfastness in opposing militarism have helped it survive many political changes in the past century and develop a deeply loyal membership. Its intentionally interfaith approach to peace and justice make FOR uniquely positioned to address the world’s problems in the 21st century.The national headquarters, based in