Oregon Fellowship of Reconciliation

Creating a culture of peace for the people of Oregon

Oregon FOR supports repeal of the Oregon Death Penalty...

As the FOR strives to achieve a just and peaceful world community, with full dignity and freedom for every human being, OFOR supports marriage for gay and lesbian couples.  Marriage is a basic human freedom that should not be denied to anyone.

United Church of Christ (UCC) Committee Calls for Divestment from Israel

The Steering Committee of the UCC Palestine Israel Network (PIN), on Sunday, called on the UCC Board, UCC Pension Boards, UCC Funds, Conferences, local churches, members and other related UCC entities to divest any holdings in companies profiting from the occupation of the Palestinian Territories by the state of Israel.

The Committee also called on the church and church members to study the "Kairos Palestine" document and take heed of its call for solidarity with the Palestinian people.

2014 End the Occupation Conference

This year's conference, The Mainstreaming of BDS & Continuing Struggle for Palestinian Rights, celebrated the increasing success of BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns; discussed the challenges to Palestine activism; and reflected on the need to connect struggles for freedom, justice, and equality. OFOR was there - delegate Joanie McClellan, represented both OFOR and FOR, among the 350 participants, networking and strategizing around efforts to end all U.S. support for occupation and apartheid in the Holy Land.

FOR National Council Statement on Gaza

In light of the continuing crisis in Gaza and violence in Palestine and Israel, members of FOR’s National Council adopted the following brief statement:

Violence is a blunt, destructive instrument.  It causes harm to those who use it as well as those it is used upon.  There is great need for safety, justice, and mercy in Palestine and Israel.  The National Council of the Fellowship of Reconciliation deplores the indiscriminate use of violence in Israel and Palestine.  We strongly urge all parties to return to the ceasefire, and focus attention to resolving the needs of the people regardless of religion or race or national identity.