Brian Fry

Brian Fry is retired and continues driving school bus part time as he has for the past twelve years.

In addition to Earth Justice Ministries, he is active with the Palestine-Israel Working Group and various groups working to achieve justice for immigrants.  He is the current chair of the Church and Society Committee of Nevada City United Methodist Church.  Married and father to four daughters and many grandchildren and great grandchildren, Brian enjoys traveling and camping, outdoor projects, singing in choirs, and cooking.

Like many in his “boomer” generation, his lifelong calling to work for peace and social justice became clearer during the Vietnam war era when faced with questions about conscientious objection and the draft during college years.  Raised from childhood in the Methodist Church, which has been his primary religious affiliation, he has spent significant time employed with Quakers—American Friends Service Committee, John Woolman School in Nevada City, CA and Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie, NY.  He worked as a volunteer with the United Farm Workers Union for a year in Watsonville, CA. He also worked with Catholics as Justice Coordinator with the Congregation of Sisters of St. Joseph in Cleveland, OH.  He gets inspired by the intersection of the love and justice teachings from these and other traditions, including Unitarian, Jewish, Muslim, Indigenous, and secular.