F.O.R. Principles and Membership
F.O.R. seeks the company of people of faith who will respond to conflict nonviolently, seeking reconciliation through compassionate action. The Fellowship encourages the integration of faith into the lives of individual members. At the same time it is a special role of the Fellowship to extend the boundaries of community and affirm its diversity of religious traditions as it seeks the resolution of conflict by the united efforts of people of many faiths.
In the development of its program the F.O.R. depends upon persons who seek to apply these principles to every area of life. F.O.R. members:
- Identify with those of every nation, race, gender, sexual orientation and religion who are victims of injustice and exploitation, and seek to develop resources of active non-violence to transform such circumstances;
- Refuse to participate in any war or to sanction military preparations; work to abolish war, and promote good will among races, nations and classes;
- Strive to build a social order that will utilize the resources of human ingenuity and wisdom for the benefit of all, an order in which no individual or group will be exploited or oppressed fro the profit or pleasure of others;
- Advocate fair and compassionate methods of dealing with offenders against society; they also serve as advocates for victims of crime and their families who suffer loss and emotional anguish, recognizing that restitution and reconciliation can help to heal both victims and offenders;
- Endeavor to show respect for personality and reverence for all creation;
- Seek to avoid bitterness and contention in dealing with controversy, and to maintain the spirit of self-giving love while engaged in the effort to achieve these purposes.
If you are interested in joining us, check the schedule and events pages to see when and where our meetings and events are. If you would like to become a member of F.O.R. you can click here, print out the National F.O.R. form and send it in with your support.
If you would like more information on Inland Communities Fellowship of Reconciliation, contact Linda Dunn at (951) 682-5364.