International Fellowship of Reconciliation

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International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR)

"Founded in 1919 in response to the horrors of war in Europe, IFOR has taken a consistent stance against war and its preparation throughout its history. Perceiving the need for healing and reconciliation in the world, the founders of IFOR formulated a vision of the human community based upon the belief that love in action has the power to transform unjust political, social, and economic structures...

"IFOR also has six Nobel Peace Prize Laureates among its former and present members. Jane Addams (1931), Emily Green Balch (1946), Chief Albert Luthuli (1960), Dr. Martin Luther King (1964), Mairead Corrigan-Maguire (1976), Adolfo Perez Esquivel (1980) have all been or are actively contributing to dissemination of the teaching of non-violence." [1]


"The Peacemaker Training Institute, a project of the FOR, is made possible through generous gifts from Adele Thomas, the New York Friends Group and the Kirkridge New Generation Fund. The FOR gratefully acknowledges their support." [1]

  • John Dear - Former Executive Director (1998-2000)


Each year, the Fellowship of Reconciliation awards three peace prizes to individuals or organizations whose commitment to peace, justice, and reconciliation is recognized as extraordinary. These are the:

IFOR Around the World: Branches, Groups, and Affiliates


International Committee

It "was elected at the Council in Japan in 2006 and will continue in office until the next Council, in 2010. The members are:

Committee Members:



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Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. Resources for Peacemakers, International Fellowship of Reconciliation, accessed December 24, 2007.