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A BRIEF HISTORY
The International Fellowship of Reconciliation
“The International FOR was founded in 1914 at the outbreak of World War I. Two men, the British Quaker Henry Hodgkin and German Lutheran Friedrich Siegmund-Schultze, the Kaiser’s Chaplain, had come from a ecumenical conference that failed to stop the war. As they parted at the Cologne train station they vowed that they would remain friends in spite of the war.
FOR was originally a Christian organization, but soon became an interfaith organization which also welcomed those with no religious affiliation who subscribed to their principles.
FOR-USA was founded a year later in 1915 and the organization and it’s members have been leaders in all the major movements to promote peace and equal rights for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. For further information about current activities of the International FOR or FOR-USA please click on one of the buttons below.