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1 OFOR Annual Report August 25. 2013 Joanie McClellan, Chair 2012-2013 Part 1 of 2


3 Oct 2012 - OFOR Fall Retreat/Camp Adams Jan 2013 – William Stafford OFOR & Friends Weekend Events/Portland Feb 2013 – Panel - Racism in Oregon/Portland Mar 2013 – Wresting w/ Reconciliation/ Tree of Life Conference July 2013 – 55 th Annual NW Conference/Seabeck & GREAT CHAPTER EVENTS, TOO!


5 The kids and family program as well as the Board of Directors’ Meeting were added features at the ANNUAL FALL RETREAT

6 with events celebrating Wm Stafford in Song, Dance and Art (…poetry too!) with Friends of Wm Stafford, & Carolyn McDade at Kairos- Milwaukie UCC Sunday, January 13, 2013 “Every War Has Two Losers: A Poet's Meditation on Peace“ William Stafford 99 th birthday celebration

7  “Bursting our Bubbles:  Are We Really Post-Racism?”  On February 3, 2013 a panel presentation featuring Cecil Prescod, former national FOR and Oregon FOR Board member, KBOO Talk radio host, Director of Christian Education at Ainsworth UCC; moderated by DeEtte Beghtol Waleed. DeEtte continues to provide a BLOG on our website (


9  The Tree of Life is a sacred symbol for many cultures and faiths across  our world. It reminds us that all of creation is deeply interrelated and interconnected.  World peace and harmony depend on our realization of this truth. This is especially  critical in the Holy Land where the children of Abraham — Muslims, Jews and  Christians — share that sacred place. Featuring Cindy and Craig Corrie and 12 other speakers



12 2013 Seabeck Conference OREGONIANS


14 And our Amazing WWFOR Friends

15 2013 Seabeck Conference Closing Circle All Photos by Susan Shepard

16 FOR Delegation to El Paso/Ciudad Juárez OFOR/ONSM Delegation to Southern California Border/Tiajuana, Mex


18 God calls us to welcome, not fear, immigrants to our community. The US border says something different…




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23 HCAO Health Care is a Human Right. Cease Fire The 2013 Oregon Legislature did nothing to prevent gun violence. This fight is not over.

24 Founded in 1914 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. Founded in 1915, FOR-USA is composed of women and men who recognize the essential unity of all creation and have joined together to explore the power of love and truth for resolving human conflict. While it has always been vigorous in its opposition to war, FOR has insisted equally that this effort must be based on a commitment to the achieving of a just and peaceful world community, with full dignity and freedom for every human being.

25 “TRANSFORMING OUR COMMUNITIES THROUGH THE POWER OF NON-VIOLENCE” One Day Fall Retreat October 12, 2013 8:30am – 4:00pm St. Mark Lutheran Church Salem, OR OFOR BOARD RETREAT October 13, 2013 TBA 56th NW REGIONAL FOR CONFERENCE at SEABECK July 3-6, 2014

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