OUR WORK

FOR-USA members work tirelessly to build community and to change public policy focused on equity, human rights, restorative justice, and the peaceful resolution of conflict. Our work is typically done in coalition with trusted partners — locally, nationally, and globally — as we advocate, organize, and mobilize to end structural violence and achieve our ambitious goals.

For more than 100 years, FOR-USA members have courageously and relentlessly addressed the most pressing social issues of our times. Originally founded as a pacifist movement to support the rights of conscience in resistance to war and military conscription, through the decades we have tackled such diverse and intersectional issues as labor rights, environmental degradation, mass incarceration, extending the voting franchise to all, ending the death penalty, combatting religious hatred, gun violence, nuclear abolition, and much more.

FOR-USA supports and resources our members for grassroots actions on these and other critical peace & justice issues. We also participate actively in national consciousness-raising and advocacy coalitions and international social movements. Through strategic partnerships we build collective power by mobilizing religious and community leaders to press political and corporate decision-makers on public policy issues using tactics as petitions, boycotts, rallies & vigils, nonviolent civil disobedience, and more

Our Advocacy Work Means That We:

Over the years, FOR-USA has been involved in a diverse range of issues. While we remain engaged in all, we have directed our primary focus to key priorities:

How do you eliminate a race?
That’s what the government has been trying to do for 200 years.
But we’re still here. We have maintained our culture.
We’ve maintained our way of life. We’ve maintained our dignity.
We’re still here.

– Dave Archambault, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council

They’ve given us a mandate for action on COVID, the economy, on climate change, on systemic racism.

– President Joe Biden

We’re building a grassroots movement. Are you in?


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Fellowship of Reconciliation USA (FOR-USA) is the largest interfaith peace fellowship leading the charge on today’s most pressing human and civil rights issues through advocacy, activism, and educational programs.

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