Oregon Fellowship of Reconciliation

Creating a culture of peace for the people of Oregon

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

News from OFOR's partner IMIrJ (“Unidos con Francisco”)

This coming Monday, December 8th, Francisco, Dora, and family will be making plans to leave Augustana for their home! He will have then completed more than eleven weeks in Sanctuary at Augustana Lutheran Church.

Francisco’s return home is a victory not just for him, but also for all of you who have supported his family and his case with your time, your friendship, your enthusiasm, and your steadfast solidarity. His return home is a triumph for community organizing and for the unity we live out in our work for immigrant justice. We deserve to celebrate this moment! We now have no doubt that our collective power is much stronger than the unjust law that seeks to oppress our immigrant brothers and sisters.

Come join us to celebrate this great Coalition and Community!

Augustana Lutheran Church – Sanctuary

2710 NE 14th Ave (corner NE 15th and Knott)

Portland, OR 97212

Sunday - December 7, 2014

6:00 pm

As we commemorate this historic moment and landmark achievement, we proclaim ourselves ready and willing to continue on this road to attaining complete freedom for all those who are forced to seek Sanctuary. Until all families can stay together, we will continue to offer and support Sanctuary across Oregon and this country!

Thank you for your generous contribution to securing Francisco’s freedom and union with his family.

BDS - Soda Stream Boycott Update

SodaStream boycott teams from around the world for the SodaStream Boycott 2014 Days of Action in late November and December, to keep pressure on SodaStream to actually shut down their West Bank factory and to let customers know that its products are still being manufactured in an illegal settlement. Last year's Days of Action saw protests in 51 cities spanning 6 countries and 3 continents!

Please consider joining us this Saturday for a leafleting session outside of the Portland Target Galleria store.

Sat 29 November 2014, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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.