Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation


Thanks for visiting!THIS IS THE OLD PAGE of WWFOR.it may have items of historical interest, but for the latest WWFOR news, upcoming events, and up to date contact info, please

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Upcoming regional conference at Seabeck, WA, see the Oregon FOR website http://www.ofor.org for information on the July 3-6, 2008 conference.WA and BC residents needing scholarship assistance to attend should see the new WWFOR website for information at http://www.wwfor.org

Upcoming opportunity for high school students!There are six positions for summet 2008 Peace Activist Trainees!See http://www.wwfor.org for information.

OUR MISSION: WWFOR seeks to replace violence, war, racism and economic injustice with nonviolence, equality, peace and justice. It links and strengthens FOR members and chapters throughout Western Washington in promoting activities consistent with the national FOR statement of purpose. WWFOR helps members and chapters accomplish together what we could not accomplish alone.

FOR is a faith-based, interfaith, pacifist organization which works on a variety of peace and justice issues. It is affiliated with local chapters, the national FOR and the international FOR.

On this page, or linked from this page:

Upcoming Events see below for Spring Assembly, April 26, 2008!
Past events
Focus issues - priority areas for WWFOR and / or chapters
WWFOR & National FOR Statements Lebanon-Gaza-Israel, Immigrant Rights, Palestine-Israel, Iraq, 9-11, Haiti, post 9-11civil rights
Newsletters new issues webposted 1/22/08
WWFOR contact information
Chapter Contact Information
Affiliate Organizations and Coalitions
National FOR information
Members Speak Out a sampling of member letters and more
Resources: videos and books to borrow

Upcoming WWFOR and related EVENTS

Download the information sheet and registration form for the Spring Assembly, April 26, 2008 (pdf file)

Questions? Contact WWFOR at (206) 789-5565 or wwfor@wwfor.org

See Calendars in Newsletters for many more events and ongoing vigils, contact chapters for more information.

PAST EVENTS

"Resisting the War Machine" Western Washington FORís Fall Retreat in Lacey Friday evening November 9 to Saturday mid-afternoon November 10, 2007. Itís one thing to protest against war. Itís another thing to nonviolently resist war in various ways. Powerful nonviolence theory Ė and highly effective nonviolent methods Ė focus on withdrawing consent from violent and unjust systems and supporting peaceful and just alternatives.

"Across the Generations: The Challenge of Reconciliation & the Fun of Fellowship" FOR Northwest Regional Conference Fri - Mon June 29 - July 2, at Seabeck, Wa; the 49th Annual Conference at Seabeck with participants form WA, OR, BC, and beyond. Keynote speakers Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, formerly of Voice in the Wilderness; Mark C. Johnson, new director of national FOR; and alejandra cecilia Tobar alatriz, nonviolence trainer with FORís Peacemaker Training Institute; 18 diverse workshops, children's and youth programs, fun talent show, lots of opportunities for making friends, outdoor activities.

"Where Have All the Revolutions Gone? Long Time Passing or Here for the Long Haul?" WWFOR's 9th Annual Spring Assembly, Saturday April 28 in West Seattle. Our 9th Annual Spring Assembly

Sat & Sun Jan 20 & 21, 10 am - 5 pm, at Evergreen State College - Tacoma, 1210 6th Ave, Tacoma; "Citizens' Hearing on the Legality of U.S. Actions in Iraq: The Case of Lt. Ehren Watada". Testifiers included Denis Halliday, Daniel Ellsberg, Richard Falk, Nadia McCaffrey, Harvey Tharp, Antonia Juhasz, John Burroughs, Eman Khammas, Benjamin G. Davis, and Geoffrey Millard. David Krieger led panel examining witnesses and issuing report. info 206-789-5565 or http://www.WarTribunal.org

Sat - Tues July 1 - 4, 2006, at Seabeck, Wa; FOR's 48th Northwest Regional Conference with participants form WA, OR, BC, and beyond. Theme Creating the Beloved Community, with keynoters Pat Clark and Paul Dekar. organized by Oregon Fellowship of Reconciliation

Our 47th annual Northwest regional meeting at Seabeck, WA, was held July 1 - 4, 2005, with over 200 people of all ages from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, and beyond. The theme was Nonviolent Resistance, and we had 2 great keynote speakers, 21 workshops, swimming, boating, a fun talent show, and lots of opportunities to mingle and relax.

Keynote address by Rev. Rich Lang, July 2, 2005

Keynote address by Rabia Terri Harris, July 3, 2005

FOCUS ISSUES

WWFOR working group on Peak Oil, working for Justice and Peace while Oil Reserves Dwindle click here for Lots more information on Peak Oil - call the office 206-789-5565 for information about meetings.

WE STILL OPPOSE WAR! WWFOR as well as Seattle, Eastside, and Olympia Chapters are members of Sound Nonviolent Opponents of War (SNOW), see http://www.snowcoalition.org - other WWFOR members and chapters are also working hard to end the current wars and prevent any new ones!

Demilitarization & Disarmament updated 1/3/05

Racial Justice updated March 13, 2005

Peace in Iraq speak out now against the continuing U.S. war against Iraq; call the President, 202-456-1111 or Congress People via the Congressional Switchboard, 202-224-3121.

Ending the Death Penalty updated March 13, 2005

Economic Justice

Decade for a Culture of Nonviolence

WWFOR & NATIONAL FOR STATEMENTS

Lebanon, Gaza, Israel ... Which Way to Peace? statement by Seattle FOR Aug 6, 2006, web-posted Aug 7, 2006

A Call for Justice for Immigrant Workers, statrement by WWFOR, June 26, 2006, web-posted Aug 7, 2006

WWFOR Statement on Civil Rights and Confronting Anti-Arab and Anti-Muslim Words and Actions in the Post 9-11 Era, April 2004

The crisis in Haiti Statement by national FOR March 2004

WWFOR statement on the crisis in ISRAEL & PALESTINE "Support the Voices for Peace in Israel/Palestine" April 5, 2002 Several chapters have had fundraising parties to raise money to support Palestinian and Israeli activists rebuilding Palestinian homes demolished by the Israeli government. Contact the office for more information.

STATEMENT by Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation Organizer, Mike Yarrow, on impending WAR AGAINST IRAQ, December 5, 2001, and the new Peace Pledge campaign to prevent such an escalation

STATEMENT by Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation on TERRORIST ATTACKS of September 11, 2001

ISSUES OF PACIFIC CALL, THE NEWSLETTER OF WWFOR

calendar insert for March/April newsletter webposted Feb 25, 2008
January/February 2008 webposted Jan 22, 2008
November/December 2007 webposted Jan 22, 2008
September/October 2007
May/June 2007
March/April 2007
January/February 2007
November/December 2006
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In addition to WWFOR's newsletter, Fire Mountain Chapter has a newsletter. For information about the Chehalis-Centralia area, see the August 2005 issue or July 2005 issue (Word documents).

Olympia FOR also has its own newsletter, see http://www.olyfor.org

CONTACT US!

WWFOR
225 North 70th St., Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: 206-789-5565
Fax: same as above, but please phone first.
E-mail: wwfor@wwfor.org

Donations are always welcome! See our on-line newsletter to see some of what your contributions support.

Chapter Contact Information

Affiliate Organizations and Coalitions

"FORYA", Fellowship of Reconciliation Young Adults, a network of people aged 15 through 30 in the Pacific Northwest! Find out more at http://www.freewebs.com/forya or je_kw@hotmail.com or call Newt and Jessica 360-767-0161

Justice Works!, is a Puget Sound area FOR affiliate, whose mission is undoing racism in the criminal justice system as experienced by African Americans, info justice_works@yahoo.com or 206-309-2087 http://www.justiceworks.info

WWFOR as well as Seattle, Eastside, and Olympia Chapters are members of Sound Nonviolent Opponents of War (SNOW), info 206-789-2684 http://www.snowcoalition.org

WWFOR is a member of Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, info 206-622-8952 or http://www.abolishdeathpenalty.org

WWFOR is a member of the Safe Schools Coalition, a public-private partnership of 91 organizations working to help schools become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, info http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org or questions@safeschoolscoalition.org

WWFOR is a member of Washington State Jobs with Justice, info 206-441-4969 or http://www.wsjwj.org/

WWFOR members on the North Olympic Peninsula are working with the North Olympic Human Rigths Network

For more information about our purposes and membership:
National Fellowship of Reconciliation (http://www.forusa.org)
FOR
P.O. Box 271, Nyack, NY 10960
Phone: 845-358-4601
Fax: 845-358-4924
E-mail: for@forusa.org

International FOR has affiliate organizations in Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America, and Pacific Oceania http://www.ifor.org/sop.htm

Web site maintained by Jean Buskin Revised May 9, 2008



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