Rock Valley

Fellowship of Reconciliation

Events Calendar

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

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September 19 1-4 P.M. Hedberg Library, Janesville, Wisconsin

Join us at the Hedberg Public Library as we celebrate the International Day of Peace.  

  Kathy Kelly from Voices for Creative Nonviolence will be the keynote speaker.  

  Abdullah Matthew Braun, President of the USA Branch of P4E (Paradise Forever) Support Group will also speak.  

  There will be informational booths for community organizations working on peace locally and globally.  

This is a family event so there will also be activities for children.  The event is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsors: Hedberg Public Library, Rock Valley Fellowship of Reconciliation, Diversity Action Team and the Unitarian Congregation of Rock County.

  Frank Cordaro speaks on Save Jeju Island!

September, 27 - 6 p.m. 

First Congregational United Church of Christ, 54 S. Jackson St., Janesville, Wisconsin

They marched and sang for life and peace. Still Navy planes screeched across the sky above the village. The Navy was sending a message to Gangjeong village. The message was clear. Your village will become a war base. 

     Sadly, very few Americans know about Jeju Island and the tragedy playing out now where the U.S. is building a large military base that will be located by a UNESCO biosphere reserve, a Global Geological Park, and World Heritage Sites. It is also a Korean Absolute Preservation Area, which is now being threatened by the base construction.  

     Frank Cordaro recently returned from a two-month visit to Jeju Island South Korea, working and living with the Save Jeju Now peace campaign. Cardaro spent two months in Gangjeong Village participating in two daily witnesses at the main entrance of the Navy base.  Cordaro said: The U.S. Empire spends on its military almost as much as the total amount of money all other countries in the world spend on a yearly basis. We have over 600 military bases in over 100 countries in the world. 

    The program will be co-sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Rock County which holds services on Sunday evenings at this site. Enter through the door on the High Street side of the church. There will be a free will offering. 

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. Madalyn Rudkin from Craig High School submitted the winning essay this year.

Click HERE to read the 2015 essay.     

Peace Vigils

Every Tuesday 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