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.


This week, our US senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and his friend, Cory Booker (D-NJ) were in Portland to attend a $500.00 a plate fundraising dinner and to take in a film about Senator Booker's progressive activities in New Jersey.

We lined the streets in protest of both of these American representatives of the people of the United States, whose votes in favor of Israel’s recent summertime massacre, caused the deaths of so many innocent people and the destruction of their homes, mosques and small family businesses in Gaza.

Report from Aug 27th Palestinian MERKLEY Protest

We had about 45 people with a very vigorous protest in the 90 degree heat of Senator Merkley's protest with Senator Cory Booker from New Jersey.

Police showed up on a side street about 1/2 hour before things got going and then left. Never really saw much police presence from then on.

As they ate dinner inside the restaurant, we read the names of the Gaza dead through a megaphone directed at the window of their banquet room.

OFOR Palestinian Coalition Update - "Bursting Bubbles"

Burst SodaStream's Bubbles! OFOR joins Portland Palestinian Solidarity Coalition in ongoing BDS effort!

Please join us on Saturday, August 30th for our monthly protest/education event. We'll meet outside of Target Galleria, 939 SW Morrison Street, at 12:50 pm for a 1:00-2:30 pm event, with a short debrief afterward. Look for the colorful SodaStream placards. All you need to do is to show up. We'll provide the bubble making devices, placards, and other gear.

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.