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Syria


The raging conflict in Syria is of great concern to peacemakers everywhere. The Fellowship of Reconciliation believes that domestic issues in any country must be resolved by citizens of that country, and we strongly condemn military interventions by any foreign governmental entities. FOR, as a nongovernmental organization devoted to the practice of nonviolence in the tradition of Gandhi and King, urges the Syrian government and its opponents to resolve their differences through nonviolent means and actions, and we call on other state parties to press all sides in the Syrian war to reach a ceasefire and negotiate for a lasting peace.

As part of the current democratic movement in the Middle East, Syrians have been demonstrating every day for greater freedom since March 2011. As a result of violent government repression, many have lost their lives and countless others are in prison, where their lives are in danger.

In early 2012, FOR launched a “Nonviolence for Syria” campaign to shed light on individual prisoners of conscience in an effort to help hold the Syrian government accountable for the lives of these prisoners and their families. 

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Earlier this month, I traveled with seven other westerners to Syria where we joined with 30-plus activists, journalists, and politicians from Asia, Africa, and South America to observe the Syria presidential election. Bashar Assad won 88% of the...

Posted by Judy Bello 9 weeks 5 days ago

President Obama,

Posted by FOR 16 weeks 5 days ago

Terrorism does not fight terrorism” declares a Syrian protest sign, emphasizing that the brutal Assad regime and the repressive Islamist extremists are two sides of the same coin. The sign tells a story.

Posted by Ibrahim Al-Assil 17 weeks 2 days ago

Last Friday, the Fellowship of Reconciliation joined 36 other humanitarian, human rights, and peace organizations from 14 countries to call on the UN Security Council for full access for humanitarian assistance in ...

Posted by John Lindsay-Poland 27 weeks 15 hours ago

To the Honorable Delegates of the Geneva II Conference:

Posted by FOR 29 weeks 5 days ago