Working for peace & justice through nonviolence since 1915.
Now is your chance to collect FOR’s historic journal of peacemaking through the last century. All back issues are on sale for $1 for a limited time.
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.
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.
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.
United States Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis said that he didn’t have the ten cents to buy FOR’s Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story when it came out, but someone gave the comic book to him. As it happened, that little gift in 1958 would be the inspiration for Rep. Lewis’ award-winning three-book graphic memoir – MARCH!
This year, we are honored to offer special autographed copies of MARCH!
For a gift of $100 you will receive MARCH, Book Three, a 2016 National Book Award winner in ‘Young People’s Literature.’
For a gift of $200 - you will receive the slipcase box set of March, Books One, Two, and Three!
And the first one hundred copies will be autographed by Rep. Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin, and artist Nate Powell.
What a wonderful holiday gift!
The reviews are outstanding:
"An astonishingly accomplished graphic memoir that brings to life a vivid portrait of the civil rights era, Lewis' extraordinary history and accomplishments, and the movement he helped lead... its power, accessibility and artistry destine it for awards, and a well-deserved place at the pinnacle of the comics canon." — NPR
"A must-read monument... As Rep. Lewis continues to carry the civil-rights flame, this graphic achievement is a firsthand beacon that burns ever relevant today." — The Washington Post
"Brave acts of civil disobedience... [give] March its educational value even as Powell's drawings give Lewis's crisp narration an emotional power." — The New York Times
Make your donation in the next 24 hours and have your autographed copies of MARCH Book Three or the slipcase box set of all three award-winning MARCH books in time for the holiday!
If you order online by midnight on Tuesday, 12/20, you’ll be able to receive your autographed copy by Christmas Eve. On the DONATE page, when ordering, be sure to type either “MARCH Book 3,” or “MARCH Book Set” in the Message Box.
We are so grateful to our friends Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell for making this amazing opportunity possible; and we're so grateful to you for continuing to support FOR's work for peace and nonviolent justice!
We focus on building movements and peace networks by acting as a resource hub for activists, organizers and communities. Through our network of chapters and affiliates we connect movements at the grassroots level.
We provide workshops, educational resources, strategic consulting, and speaking engagements for diverse audiences. We run young adult leadership development programs and nonviolent direct action trainings for front line movements.
We're part of a global Fellowship growing a vibrant, creative, international and intergenerational peace and justice movement. More than 70,000 consituents in the US participate in our base-building work. Join us!
For over 100 years FOR members have led the strategic application of nonviolence to political and social change movements worldwide. We honor and count among our number Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King, Thich Nhat Hanh, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Muriel Lester, Sulak Sivaraksa, James Lawson, Jean and Hildegard Goss-Mayr, Andre and Magda Trocme and many more.
FOR recognizes individuals and organizations who make exceptional contributions to peace, justice and reconciliation. We honor unsung grassroots activists with the Local Hero Award, US justice leaders with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, and international peacemakers with the Pfeffer Peace Award.
Since 1918 FOR has produced publications and a national journal to shape and reflect learning on the power of nonviolent social change. Since 1934 that award-winning journal has appeared under the title Fellowship, now issued twice yearly in summer and winter. FOR's national newsletter, Witness, is produced in spring and fall and provides highlights of campaigns and projects led by grassroots FOR chapters and affiliates.