Press release from Fellowship of Reconciliation – Scotland
The Fellowship of Reconciliation – Scotland has just appointed Lesley Orr as its new Development Worker. FOR-S is a faith-based body committed to non-violence. It was founded in 1914 by Christians who refused to fight and were conscientious objectors on the grounds of their faith. FOR-S is committed to working for non-violent methods of resolving conflicts and promoting social justice.
Lesley is from Edinburgh and is a member of the Iona Community. She has been involved in peacemaking and solidarity campaigns at home and abroad. She has taught religious history, practical theology and gender studies at Glasgow, Edinburgh and Queen Margaret Universities and has worked for the Scottish Government’s Strategy to Address Violence Against Women. She has had a longstanding passion for challenging gender based abuse and violence in faith communities and wider society. Lesley was consultant to the World Council of Churches Decade to Overcome Violence (2001-10), and was named ‘Woman of Influence 2012’ by Action for Children Scotland.
Lesley enjoys collaborating with others to communicate, inspire, build networks and relationships in the struggle for a just and sustainable peace. She is delighted to be involved in the Fellowship of Reconciliation (Scotland) at this time of challenge and opportunity.
More information from:
The Rev. David Mumford (Convener FOR-S)
St. Andrew’s Rectory,
9, Castle Street,
Brechin DD9 6JW