IFOR Announces Centennial Ceremony Plans
“100 Years FOR Nonviolence” is the motto for the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR) Centennial, to be held August 1-3, 2014 in Konstanz (Constance), Germany. IFOR expects some 300 people for the weekend’s celebrations and 100 delegates the week following for the quadrennial meeting of IFOR Council (a meeting of IFOR representatives from around the world that takes place every four years).
The planning committee has met several times over the past year, with the last meeting on the island Reichenau in late October. Key elements were pinned down at that meeting. An overview of the program is available on the leaflet which can be downloaded on the IFOR website.
A festive ceremony will be held Friday evening, August 1, in the Lutherkirche Konstanz. On Sunday noon an inter-religious celebration at the city hall will close the centennial celebrations. Friday afternoon and Saturday all day will be devoted to various activities related to the work IFOR and its members are doing. While Friday will be open to the wider network and topics related to nonviolence and reconciliation, Saturday’s activities will aim at sharing and illustrating the work of IFOR’s members world-wide. For more information please download and consult the leaflet and other related documents posted on IFOR’s website.
As of November 2013, IFOR has hired a part-time staff person, Tina Raddatz, based in Konstanz. Tina will coordinate local planning and preparation and will handle inquiries and registrations.
In the coming weeks, IFOR’s members and friends will receive information and registration forms. Branches, Groups and Affiliates are requested to register soon and spread the word.
More detailed information on the centennial program will be issued in early 2014, including how to submit workshop and seminar proposals.