Overview:Kristna Fredsrörelsen (The Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation/SweFOR in english) is a non-violent movement that inspired by the message on the Kingdom of God in the Gospel promotes justice and peace, general and total disarmament as well as a society without violence.
We hold courses in non-violence and conflict management, we work with religious dialogue and have an active role in the fight against prejudices and xenophobia. We support local peace workers in different areas of the world by sending peace observers to Guatemala, Mexico and Colombia and support human rights activists in Palestine, West Sahara as well as Sudan. Furthermore we closely scrutinize EU's and Sweden’s actions in matters of security policy in order to influence its development towards justice and peace. We attempt to prevent violence by opposing arms production and trade and encourage churches and other religious communities to act for peace and renounce violence.
In a world where people often react to conflict either by being passive or resorting to violence, we believe that there is a third way, the way of nonviolence.
SweFOR has a long history of working for peace and reconciliation through active nonviolence. We are a Christian, ecumenical member-based civil society organisation, founded in 1919. Our 2 500 members come from all denominations. SweFOR is the Swedish branch of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation, IFOR.