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There are many ways to get involved with IFOR

Donate to IFOR

Consider supporting IFOR's continuing work by becoming a donor.

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Join IFOR

Both individuals and organizations can join IFOR. Please explore the individual options and organizational options below to find a method that works for you or your organization.


Individuals

Become a member of a national branch or affiliate organization

Member organizations have different qualifications for membership. If you want to join an IFOR Branch, please go to that branch’s website and explore what is required to become a member.

Become a member of IFOR

The International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR) is an international, spiritually-based movement of people who, from the basis of a belief in the power of love and truth to create justice and restore community, commit themselves to active nonviolence as a way of life and as a means of transformation–personal, social, economic and political.* If this statement represents you and who you are committed to being in the world then we invite you to become a member of IFOR. Please tell us a little more about you in the form below to express you commitment to the values expressed above. 

*Do you feel like the statement above almost expresses your values but you have questions or concerns? Feel free to contact us

Membership Donation

There is no required donation for being a member of IFOR, however, the recommended donation for those who are able is €50.00. If you cannot afford this amount, do not feel discouraged from membership. We accept whatever contribution that you can offer in community with the other members of IFOR in our effort to build a more peaceful and just world. 

Start a branch of IFOR in your country

If you share our values and see the need for an organization committed to this work in your country, we would love to work with you to discuss beginning a branch of IFOR. We will support you at every step of the way. Please contact us and tell us a little more about who you are, what you want to do, and why.

 

Organizations

Does your organization want to become a member of the IFOR Network?

Great! The process for your organization becoming a member of IFOR begins with us getting to know each other.  Please complete the form below.

To become a full member (also known as a branch of IFOR) your organization will need to be approved by an International Council. Councils are scheduled for every 4 years.

To become an associate member (a group or affiliate) you can be approved by the representative consultative committee.

You can download a copy of the IFOR policies and procedures concerning membership here.

 

Resources


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Resources


Publications from the IFOR Secretariat & Membership

A Lexicon of Spiritual Leaders of IFOR

 A Lexicon of Spiritual Leaders In the IFOR Peace Movement by Dave D’Albert is a  publication generously gifted to IFOR by the author. This is a compilation of peace leader profiles from around the world that were or still are friends of “the movement.” The IFOR Spiritual Leader profiles are ordered by countries, find inside notables as Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (Argentina), Friedrich Siegmund-Schultze (Germany), and Thich Nhat Hanh (Vietnam).

Active Nonviolence Across the World

In this booklet, Richard Deats (former Director FoR USA) has compiled a summary of 30 stories of nonviolent success. Available from the FoR England office (£1.75). Published by FoR England (2010).

Study War No More

A report on military involvement in 26 UK universities, by FoR England and Campaign Against Arms Trade in 2007.  Request a hard copy (£3) or download it here.

Convenient Killing: Armed Drones and the Playstation Mentality

Researched and written by Chris Cole (formerly FoR England, now heading up Drone Wars UK) together with Mary Dobbing and Amy Hailwood, this is a thorough analysis and critique of drone warfare published by FoR England (2010). Download here, or contact the FoR England office for a hard copy.

 

Reports on Colombia and U.S. Policy

The Rise and Fall of 'False Positive' Killings in Colombia: The Role of U.S. Military Assistance, 2000-2010

In this report, we document and analyze the impact of the billions of dollars that the United States spends each year to strengthen the military and police forces of other countries. The study focuses on Colombia, which U.S.officials cite as a model they are proud of and exporting to Mexico and Central America. Critics say it’s an example of the U.S. aiding gross abuses and war.

What’s Land Got to Do with it?

A 36 page pocket-size booklet made for the grassroots education about Colombia, land, and how armed conflict affects ordinary people. With lots of graphics, pictures, quotes, and written in language accessible for kids and adults, What’s Land Got to Do with It? describes the history and human face of the violence in Colombia and its focus on land. Order copies from the link above or download below.

For a more comprehensive list of reports go here.

 
 

General Resources on Peace and Nonviolence

2014 EBCO Annual Report

The European Bureau of Conscientious Objection has published this report on the state of  conscientious objection to military service in Europe.

Waging Nonviolence: People-powered News & Analysis

News and analysis from nonviolent struggles around the world.

 

Movies, Videos & Multimedia

Documentaries

  1. A Force More Powerful:A Century of Nonviolent Conflict
  2. The Secret of the 5 Powers—Learn more or watch online
  3. Nonviolence for a Change
  4. Budrus
  5. Let’s Talk Men
  6. Tough Guise: Violence, Media and the Crisis in Masculinity—Available from Media Education Foundation
  7. The Wajir Story: Conflict Transformation in Kenya—from Responding to Conflict

Nonviolent Video Games

  1. A Force More Powerful by the Int'l Center on Non-violent Conflict
  2. PeaceMaker by ImpactGames
 
 

Contact


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IFOR International Secretariat

Please note that our address has recently changed.

All Official Correspondence:

IFOR International Secretariat
Postbus 1528
3500 BM Utrecht
The Netherlands

Visiting Addresses

Utrecht:

IFOR
Joseph Haydnlaan 2a
3533 AE Utrecht

Brussels:

IFOR
La Maison de la Paix
35, rue Van Elewyck – 1050 Ixelles
Bruxelles, Belgique

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