The Adventist Peace Fellowship Founded

The Adventist Peace Fellowship (APF) is a non-profit lay organization that seeks to raise consciousness about the centrality of peacemaking to the beliefs and heritage of Seventh-day Adventists. The APF is not officially affiliated, funded, or controlled by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in any way and does not speak on the Church’s behalf.  We welcome Adventists and friends of Adventists to join our network and to add their voices and their talents to the work of peace education and advocacy informed by the values of the Adventist tradition. The APF emerged in 2001 out of conversations between Ronald Osborn, then a student at the Graduate Institute of St. John’s College in Annapolis, and Douglas Morgan, a history professor at Columbia Union College.  Both had long-standing interests in the relation of Adventist faith to matters of peace and social justice and knew many others with similar concerns. They sensed a need to bring these people together in dialogue and to give voice to peacemaking as a central and indispensable dimension of Adventist belief and practice.  These concerns were given new urgency following the terrorist attacks of September 11 later that year.

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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.