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non·vi·o·lence
nän’vīələns/  noun

The use of peaceful means, not force, to bring about political or social change.

Our Purpose

Advocate. Educate. Train. Support.

As an interfaith organization, FOR-USA’s mission is to organize, train, and grow a diverse movement that welcomes all people of conscience to end structures of violence and war, and create peace through the transformative power of nonviolence.

Faith + Activism = FORusa

Interfaith Tolerance. Love in action.

Why Faith-based activism? It allows us to challenge unjust systems without compromising our values of fairness, tolerance, kindness and respect.

FORusa is enriched by the diversity of religious, spiritual, and ethnic traditions of its members. Through fellowship and understanding, which, in turn, fosters compassion, solidarity and reconciliation, faith has the power to resolve conflicts peacefully and dismantle oppressive structures.

Our Legacy

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

For over 100 years FORusa 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.

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