1. FOR Austria
The Fellowship of Reconciliation Belgium (FOR Belgium) is a movement working for Nonviolence formed by based teams which meet in order to enquire, spring and struggle for lasting peace with other organizations. It was created in response of the horrors of World War I. Indeed, in Christmas 1923, a Protestant pastor organized an act of kindness for reconciliation with the local Catholics. This event was the original birth of MIR Belgium which was implanted in the country in the sixties.
3. FOR England
The Fellowship of Reconciliation England, founded in 1914, is an international, spiritually-based movement of people who, from the basis of a belief in the power of love and truth to create justice and restore community, commit themselves to active nonviolence as a way of life and as a means of personal, social, economic and political transformation.
6. FOR Scotland
The Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation (SweFOR) is a Christian, ecumenical member-based civil society organisation, founded in 1919. It is a non-violent movement that, inspired by the message on the Kingdom of God in the Gospel, promotes justice and peace through courses in non-violence and conflict management, promotion of religious dialogue, campaignes for disarmament, sending peace observers to Guatemala, Mexico and Colombia and supporting human rights activists in Palestine, West Sahara as well as Sudan.
Cymdeithas y Cymod, the Fellowship of Reconciliation in Wales is part of an international, spiritually-based movement composed of people who, from the basis of a belief in the power of love and truth to create justice and restore community, commit themselves to active non-violence as a way of life and as a means of transformation – personal, social, economic and political. To find out more about the International Fellowship of Reconciliation click here. Our members in Wales take part in a range of activities which support our general aim of working towards a just peace. We often work in partnership with other organisations on joint projects, such as producing training resources on non-violence. We undertake positive actions for non-violent resolution of conflict. We also testify against the arms trade and recently against the war in Iraq. We hold services of repentance at military training areas in Wales such as on Epynt mountain. On August 6th every year we remember Hiroshima Day with a service and discussion on the National Eisteddfod field.
IFOR-MIR Suisse Switzerland is the Swiss branch of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), a worldwide network of spiritually rooted peace groups. It connects people of different religions, philosophies and cultures who oppose the war and all forms of violence as a means of conflict resolution in principle. Characteristic is the absolute respect for man as a part of creation, the belief in the power of love, justice in the search for truth and the struggle for peace and social.
11. MIR France
The fundamental goal of MIR is to contribute to the implementation of a nonviolent resolution of interpersonal and international conflicts. The choice of active non-violence was inspired by the Gospel and enriched by the thought and experience of major players such as Gandhi and Martin Luther King, who was himself a member of the MIR. The movement offers its experience of over 80 years of fieldwork
12. MIR Italy
The history of Peacelink begins after the I Gulf War, at the end of 1991, for a very special reason. The First Gulf War in fact had represented a turning point for the pacifist movement as regards the means of action. Until then the movement was used to the slow pace of the war in Vietnam and had always used monthly magazines for in-depth analysis, although they could never be tools for mobilization. However a monthly magazine takes about 50 days to reach people if we consider the whole process of writing and publishing, not to mention delivery delays… Thus, when the attack of General Schwarzkopf was started and nearly concluded in 50 days, we realized that the exchange and communication of ideas was taking too long. The quick 1991 War taught us that the peace movement needed a technological upgrade. It was essential to be able to offer a fast and adequate response to the events by having our own information system in real time.
Since 1975 it works in the first place with the philosophical, ethical, educational and social aspects of ecology, on the base of evangelical nonviolence and of the responsibility for the future generations, the poor, and the underprivileged. It aims at teaching non-material richness and non-consumer happiness in small communities and summer camps.
2. GIR (Kinshasa), Belgium
1. Foundation Ecumenical “TOLERANCE”, Poland
2. Glencree Center for Reconciliation, Ireland
This site publishes a large number of nonviolence resources including regular editions of Nonviolent News.
We are full Members, Associate, Youth and Staff Members, Volunteers and Friends of the Iona Community. What we share, expressed in many different ways, is an experience of the liberating power of Jesus Christ, and a commitment to the personal and social transformation that spring from the vision and values of the gospel.
The Peace People began in 1976 as a protest movement against the on-going violence in Northern Ireland. Its three founders were: Mairead Corrigan, (now Mairead Corrigan Maguire), Betty Williams and Ciaran McKeown. Over 100,000 people were involved in the initial movement and two of the founders, Mairead and Betty, received the Nobel Peace Prize for that year.
7. Doopsgezind Wereldwerk (Mennonite Group), The Netherlands
Dutch Mennonite Organization for Solidarity and Peace Foundation raised the Doopsgezind Wereldwerk Scholarship Fund for financial assistance to eligible students. The Fund targets to support promising students who are either serving or earmarked to work with/in the Mennonite Church, its Para-Church organizations or its Service Areas to meet their scholarly financial obligations.
Established in 1937, has 1400 members in over 40 countries, as well as a sister organization, the Episcopal Peace Fellowship, in the United States of America. It founded the Week of Prayer for World Peace, and continue to have close ties with it. They are a member of the Network of Christian Peace Organizations and of the International Peace Bureau.