HERE to see a collection of pictures
from our very successful Gaza education event
War is Not the Answer Essay contest Winner
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 this year.
HERE to read the essay.
Paul Ryan's responses to Drone
Killings Are Unacceptable
advocates met with Paul Ryan's constituent staff in Janesville on January 15,
2014 to ask what Ryan would do to stop our government from killing innocent
people with unmanned aerial drones. Paul Ryan's response
did not address our concerns and the question clearly stated in our letter. For
this reason, we presented a second letter to Representative Ryan on Tuesday,
February 1, 2014. We received another reply which also did not
address our concerns and question.
to view our 2 letters and Paul Ryan's Replies.
Paul Ryan does not
seem to care. The Obama administration certainly does not care because
they keep approving drone strikes. Very few people in the United States
even know about these drone killings because our media does not seem to care.
Every American should care that our country is murdering people in our name and
therefore it is our responsibility to make this stop. Links follow that
will help you become informed about the drone killings. Educate yourself
and then educate others. Our country is not going to stop these drone
killings until we the people force them to stop. Please add your voice to
ours. Make them stop!
Some links to
information to become informed follow:
US bombs aspirin
factory in Sudan in 1998
US is judge, jury and executioner in Yemen
US Drone attacks in
Pakistan Kill civilians including 176 Children
The Guardian article on recent drone killings in Yemen
Peace advocates presenting the first letter
to Paul Ryan on January 15, 2014
Left to right: Rob Wilkinson, Lynn
Shoemaker, Lars Prip, Brad Geyer, Mark Fuller, Kathleen Holcombe, Norm
Aulabaugh, Bill Lothary, Jan Stebbins
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.
Rock Valley fellowship of reconciliation
coordinator: Sue Nelson