Tomorrow begins the Centennial celebration, that’s right, the 100 year celebration of the sustained peace, nonviolence, and freedom work of the Fellowship of Reconciliation USA. Upon this Centennial’s advent, FOR is the oldest interfaith peace and justice organization in the United States. Since its inception in 1915, FOR has worked diligently for peace and justice through nonviolence; we have worked for alternative solutions to war, as well as worked on systemic institutional injustices which create conditions of marginalization and violence.
It is appropriate that this celebration begin on the heels of All Saints Day, as we remember the saints of many faiths who had callused hands and sore backs from the faithfulness with which they dedicated themselves to this work.
We celebrate them, we celebrate those currently working, and who are to come.
Regarding the Centennial, to quote from our FOR website,
“Now holds all the power of 100 years of hope, dreams, courage, sweat, toil, victories, joy, and tears; and it is the fusion of this century of memories, the strength and inspiration of our forbearers, and the fortitude of our convictions that will propel FOR’s mission into the future.”
So I invite you to join us in this celebration! Though the main events are in New York City this weekend, we will be celebrating on into 2016. Soon, our documentary will be finished and I will be hosting a viewing in Nashville. Details to follow.
Click here for a list of all of the events.