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.

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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

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Photo gallery of other Rock Valley - FOR sponsored events.

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Join our marching unit in the Milton Wisconsin July 4 parade. 

Click HERE for information

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.

Click HERE to read the essay.

 

Paul Ryan's responses to Drone Killings Are Unacceptable

Local peace 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.

Click HERE 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

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/oct/02/afghanistan.terrorism3

US is judge, jury and executioner in Yemen

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2002/612/re5.htm

US Drone attacks in Pakistan Kill civilians including 176 Children

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/sep/25/drone-attacks-pakistan-counterproductive-report

The Guardian article on recent drone killings in Yemen

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/12/air-strike-yemen-15-wedding-guest-killed-mistaken-al-qaida

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

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:  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