Rock Valley

Fellowship of Reconciliation

Events Calendar

We invite you to participate in these Important peace and reconciliation events .

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Weekly Janesville Wisconsin Peace Vigil

Information about the peace vigil held each Tuesday outside Paul Ryan's constituent office in Janesville

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Photo gallery of other Rock Valley - FOR sponsored events.

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Tomas Young's War - Meet the Author - Basics Cooperative, Janesville - August 21

The program will be held on Sunday, August 21, noon to 2 PM in the community room of Basics Cooperative, 1711 Lodge Dr., Janesville, WI.  The book signing / meet the author begins at noon with a formal presentation at 1 PM by Mark.  This event is sponsored by Veterans For Peace Chapter 175, Janesville, WI, The Rock Valley Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Rock County, WI. This is an independent event not affiliated with Basics Cooperative.  All are welcome to attend.  For more information call 608 879-2841.

Tomas Young joined the army following 9-11-2001.  Young was deployed to Iraq where an insurgent’s bullet pierced his spine in 2004.  Young was paralyzed from the chest down and died in 2014 of complications from the wound he suffered ten years earlier. 

The author of Tomas Young’s War, Mark Wilkerson spent eight years in the U.S. Army as an AH-1 Cobra & UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew chief with the 3rd Infantry & 101st Airborne Divisions.  

After reading Mark’s book, Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now! remarked, “Tomas Young joined the army to wage war, and emerged a champion of peace. The grievous injury he suffered in Iraq consigned him to a wheelchair, but from there he rose to incredible heights, raising the hue and cry against an illegal war and those who authored it.” Tomas Young’s War was published by Haymarket Books. 

 

Fellowship of Reconciliation hosts meeting with Speaker Paul Ryan in Janesville.  Click HERE for information

July 4, 2016 Parade Milton, Wisconsin - What a Hoot! Link to a great video of this parade:  https://youtu.be/URjWwXM7vIY

Nuns on the Bus.  Janesville, WI Rally - July 12, 2016. Link to a program covering this event:  https://youtu.be/ab-FwyqVtjU

Peace Vigils

Every Tuesday, 4:00 to 4:30 PM in front of Paul Ryan's constituent office, 20 South Main Street, Janesville Wisconsin, we vigil for peace.  We began this vigil in 2002 before the beginning of the Iraq war.  We have signs.  We need you to hold one. 

Also, every third Friday from 4:00 to 4:30 PM on Milton Avenue at the corner of Randolph Road in front of the post office in Janesville, we vigil for peace.  For more information click on Events Calendar on the left.

Rock Valley-FOR is a spiritually-based peace group whose vision came out of the Beloit Friends Meeting.  Our goal is to offer programs each year with speakers from all over the world who are voices for peace.  The Rock-Valley-FOR is an official affiliate organization of the Fellowship of Reconciliation-USA.  Website:  www.forusa.org

The Fellowship of Reconciliation-USA seeks to replace violence, war, racism and economic injustice with nonviolence, peace and justice.  We are an interfaith organization committed to active nonviolence as a transforming way of life and as a means of radical change. 

Contact Us 

Rock Valley fellowship of reconciliation coordinator: Sue Nelson