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.
HERE for information on submitting
your 2015 essay
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
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
HERE to view web sites
HERE to view suggested readings
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.
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