Rock Valley

Fellowship of Reconciliation

Events Calendar

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

What About Military Service?

  Are you thinking about joining the military or do you know someone who is?  Here are many thought provoking things to consider.


Did you know the No Child Left Behind Law requires high schools to turn over private information to military recruiters? MORE

Weekly Janesville Wisconsin Peace Vigil

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

Photo Gallery

Photo gallery of other Rock Valley - FOR sponsored events.

Links to other sites




War is Not the Answer Essay contest

Each year, the Rock Valley Fellowship of Reconciliation awards a $600 scholarship to a graduating Senior in Janesville for the best essay on the subject:  War is not the Answer. Alexis Roach from Craig High School submitted the winning essay last year.

Click HERE for information on submitting your 2015 essay

Click HERE to read the 2014 essay.


Upcoming Program - March 15, 2015 

Healing from Crime Through Restorative Justice;    The Victimís Perspective

     Janine Geske, former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice and retired law professor will talk about her work with Restorative Justice.

    This presentation will describe the healing experiences of victims of violent crimes who are willing to meet face-to-face with their offenders and of victims who are willing to tell their stories to serious offenders in a maximum security prison. Restorative justice is a philosophical set of values used to address the ripple effects of crime on victims, their families, their communities, as well as the family members of the offender. The various uses of restorative justice from addressing bullying in schools to truth and reconciliation commissions will be discussed.

      The program will be at 6 PM at the Janesville United Church of Christ, 54 S. Jackson St. Enter through the door on the High Street side of the church. The program will be co-sponsored by the Unitarians who meet at the church.

Links to web sites and further readings from Kathy Holcombe's Living Stones Presentation

Click HERE to view web sites

Click HERE to view suggested readings

Click HERE to see a collection of pictures from our very successful Gaza education event - we will do this vigil every third Friday beginning at 4:00 PM until further notice.

Peace Vigils

Every Tuesday at 4 PM in front of Paul Ryan's Constituent office at 20 S Main Street, Janesville and every third Friday of each month at 4 PM on Milton Avenue at 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:

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