Americans for Peace Now - Founded in 1978 by 348 reserve officers of the Israel Defense Forces who believed that only a negotiated end to the conflict in the Middle East could bring true security to Israel and her people.
Americans for Peace Now/Shalom Archshav - Shalom Achshav (Peace Now), the largest grassroots movement in Israel's history, was founded in 1978 by 348 reserve officers of the Israel Defense Forces. Experience had convinced them that while Israel must always be ready to defend itself, violence is not the answer to the age-old conflict in the Middle East. Americans for Peace Now (APN) was founded in 1981 to help Shalom Achshav pursue a lasting and equitable peace in the Middle East and to build an informed and empowered pro-peace American public.
Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) - A fundraising effort founded by Paul Haggis and friends that encourages peace and social justice and addresses issues of poverty and enfranchisement in communities around the world. The organization's immediate goal is to build schools to serve the poorest areas of Haiti, providing an education, hot meals, clean drinking water and regular medical treatments to the children living in the slums.
Arun Gandhi - Website of Arun Gandhi, fifth grandson of Mohandas Gandhi through his second son Manilal. This site hopes to inform and stimulate dialogue and a meeting of hearts and minds. Visitors will be able to access the writings of Arun Gandhi through the papers page and also consider the frequently asked questions section.
Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation (BRPF) - Established in 1963 to carry forward Russell's work for peace, human rights and social justice. Spokesman, the publishing imprint of BRPF, publishes in the areas of politics, peace and disarmament, and history.
Black Voices for Peace (BVFP) - Working for justice and peace in the United States and abroad. Founded by human rights, peace and environmental justice activist Damu Smith.
Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF) - Bringing together Buddhism and progressive social action: BPF members are involved in disarmament and environmental work, and human rights campaigns in Bangladesh, Burma, Vietnam, Tibet and elsewhere.
Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace, The (PEACE.CA) - Works to bring together all peoples of the world in the promotion of lasting peace through "thinking globally, acting locally", building peace in the community, strategic action planning, networking, information sharing.
Canadian Peace Alliance - Canada's largest umbrella peace organization. Since its foundation in 1985 the organization has been helping member groups to act as a broad network, in order to provide a strong, coordinated voice for peace issues at the national level.
Canadian Pugwash Group (CPG) - World peace and promotion of change to advance the cause of peace are the focus of Pugwash. Best known for its work on nuclear disarmament, Pugwash is concerned with all causes of global insecurity.
Carter Center - Guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering, the Carter Center seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. See Peace Programs and Activities by Country.
Catalytic Diplomacy - This website summarizes Jeremy F. Stone's lifetime of activism for peace starting in 1962 and still continuing until his death, 1 Jan 2017. It contains, first, at book length, Catalytic Diplomacy, discussing work done by Stone in the eight years from 1999 to 2006 and some discussion of follow-on work involving Catalytic Diplomacy Travel Grants. Posted second is the author's published life memoir, Every Man Should Try: Adventures of a Public Interest Activist (PublicAffairs, 1999) covering the earlier 38-year period, 1962–99.
Catholic Worker Movement - Catholic Worker communities remain committed to nonviolence, voluntary poverty, prayer, and hospitality for the homeless, exiled, hungry, and foresaken. Catholic Workers continue to protest injustice, war, racism, and violence of all forms.
Ceasefire.ca - A project of the Rideau Institute, a public policy research and advocacy group based in Ottawa. It has pushed Canadian politicians of all stripes to oppose the war in Afghanistan, allow U.S. war resisters to stay in Canada, ban deadly cluster bombs, abolish nuclear weapons, prevent the weaponization of space, and take action on other important issues. Many well-known supporters of Ceasefire.ca have endorsed its campaigns over the years, including David Suzuki, Maude Barlow, Matthew Good, Mel Hurtig, Helen Caldicott, Tom Hayden, Mel Watkins, and Murray Dobbin.
Center on Conscience and War (CCW) - Formerly the National Interreligious Service Board for Conscientious Objectors (NISBCO). Formed in 1940 by an association of religious bodies, CCW works to defend and extend the rights of conscientious objectors.
Children and Armed Conflict - Information on the impact of armed conflict on children, news on conflicts, and legal documents and reports relating to children and young people.
Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) - Offers an organized, nonviolent alternative to war and other forms of lethal inter-group conflict. CPT provides organizational support to persons committed to faith-based nonviolent alternatives in situations where lethal conflict is an immediate reality or is supported by public policy.
Coalition of Women for Peace - Jewish and Palestinian women joined together seeking an end to the occupation of Palestine and the establishment of the state of Palestine side by side with the state of Israel based on the 1967 borders.
Conciliation Resources (CR) - Serves as an international resource for local or national organisations pursuing peace or conflict prevention initiatives. The principal objective is to support sustained practical activities of those working at the community and national levels to prevent or transform violent conflict into opportunities for social, political and economic development based on more just relationships.
Crimes of War - A unique collaboration of leading scholars, journalists, writers, and legal experts on war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, and international law as it is developing to confront these atrocities and the social and political crises they engender. Provides on-the-ground coverage and in-depth analysis of specific crisis zones and important legal and political developments.
Council for a Livable World - The Council for a Livable World, the Council for a Livable World Education Fund and PeacePAC are among the nation's preeminent arms control organizations and focus on halting the spread of weapons of mass destruction, opposing a national missile defense system, cutting Pentagon waste and reducing excessive arms exports. The Council and PeacePAC are also political lobbies which endorse political candidates.
Einstein Institution - Committed to the defense of democratic freedoms and institutions and the reduction of political violence through the use of nonviolent action and examining how freedom, justice, and peace can be achieved without sacrificing one to the other.
Environmental Peacebuilding - Integrates natural resource management in conflict prevention, mitigation, resolution, and recovery to build resilience in communities affected by conflict.
Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST) - A free service for politicians, journalists, and the interested public. Databases on country organization memberships, conflicts and peace keeping activities, arms production and trade, military expenditures, weapons of mass destruction, armed forces and conventional weapon holdings, political system and country indicators, and other reference data. FIRST is a joint project of the International Relations and Security Network (ISN) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) - An interfaith and international movement with branches and groups in over 40 countries and on every continent. Today the membership of FOR includes Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, and people of other faith traditions, as well as those with no formal religious affiliation. FOR seeks to replace violence, war, racism, and economic injustice with nonviolence, peace, and justice.
Fourth Freedom Forum - Through scholarly research, public education, dialogue with policy experts, and media communications, explores options for the nonviolent resolution of international conflict and brings these concepts to the forefront of mainstream debate.
Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) - A Quaker lobby in the public interest. FCNL seeks to bring the concerns, experiences and testimonies of the Religious Society of Friends to bear on policy decisions in the nation's capital. FCNL's small staff works with a nationwide network of thousands of Quakers and like-minded people to advocate social and economic justice, peace, and good government.
Gandhi Foundation - Exists to spread knowledge and understanding of the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi. Promotes nonviolence to replace war and aggression. Organizes Annual Peace Award and Lecture series and numerous educational programs.
Global Action to Prevent War - A comprehensive program for moving to a world in which deadly conflict is rare, brief, and small in scale. A program for working toward the abolition of war.
Grandmothers for Peace International - Peace work includes the dangers of nuclear power plants; radioactive waste; sub-critical and computerized nuclear testing (now that underground testing has been banned); the nuclearization and weaponization of space; global militarism that continues to drain desperately needed resources from programs that enhance life; and other peace and justice issues that effect the human family.
Greenpeace International - An independent, campaigning organization which uses non-violent,creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future.
Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action - A 3.8 acre piece of land in Kitsap county in Washington State (USA) which shares 330 feet of fence with a Trident nuclear submarine base. Ground Zero was purchased in December of 1977 by a collective of people using money donated funds and incorporated as a land trust. Since then, Ground Zero has carried on a program of nonviolent action and reflection including discussion evenings, weekend retreats, leafleting of the base workers, and civil disobedience actions opposing the Trident.
Gush Shalom - The hard core of the Israeli peace movement.
Hague Appeal for Peace - A coalition of civil society organizations with an 80-member international organizing committee and a network of over 1000 organizations and individuals. This network includes cultural activists, those concerned with peace and disarmament, human rights, indigenous peoples' rights, gender, the environment, faith-based approaches, peace education and youth.
Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) - IWPR supports media development through collaborative journalistic projects and other forms of practical assistance. Long-time publisher of WarReport, IWPR produces several electronic reporting and monitoring services, all available via the Web or e-mail (in up to five languages), and operates a range of training, local publications and other development programmes.
Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) - A non-profit, non-partisan institution dedicated to informing the public about science and policy issues affecting international security. Its efforts focus on stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, bringing about greater transparency of nuclear activities worldwide, and achieving deep reductions in nuclear arsenals.
International Alert- An independent peacebuilding organisation working in over 20 countries and territories around the world.
International Committee of the Red Cross - Impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance.
International Court of Justice - The principal judicial organ of the United Nations. Its seat is at the Peace Palace in The Hague (Netherlands). The Court has a dual role: to settle in accordance with international law the legal disputes submitted to it by States, and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized international organs and agencies.
International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR) - An international, spiritually-based movement composed of people who, from the basis of a belief in the power of love and truth to create justice and restore community, commit themselves to active nonviolence as a way of life and as a means of transformation - personal, social, economic and political.
International Network on Disarmament and Globalization - Formed to address how globalization undermines peace. Shares information and promotes greater awareness of the relationship between globalization and militarism and which opposes international trade and financial institutions (like the World Trade Organization and the IMF) which do not promote peace and disarmament.
International Peace Bureau (IPB) - The IPB is the world's oldest and most comprehensive international peace federation, bringing together people working for peace in many different sectors: not only pacifists but also women's, youth, labour, religious, political and professional bodies. IPB was founded in 1892 and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1910. It has 170 member organizations, both internationals and national/local groups in over 40 countries.
International Pfeffer Peace Prize at Fellowship of Reconciliation - Established in 1989 by Leo and Freda Pfeffer to particularly honor those around the world working for peace and justice. Leo Pfeffer was the United States' leading theoretician on religious liberty and the separation of Church and State, and he argued these constitutional issues before the Supreme Court.
John Dear - An internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence. A long time activist, popular lecturer, and movement organizer, John is the author of 30 books and hundreds of articles, including Living Peace, Jesus the Rebel, and The Nonviolent Life. He was recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Justice Not Vengeance (JNV) - An anti-war group which has developed out of ARROW (Active Resistance to the Roots of War). JNV opposes the US-UK 'war on terrorism', and campaigns for a peaceful resolution of international conflicts, based on justice and equality. JNV has adapted the coreprinciples developed by ARROW.
Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalise War (KLFCW) - Working to criminalise war and energise peace; to provide relief, assistance and support to individuals and communities who are suffering from the effects of war and armed conflict wherever occurring and without discrimination on the grounds of nationality, racial origin, religion, belief, age, gender or other forms of impermissible differentiations; and to promote the education of individuals and communities suffering from the effects of war or armed conflict.
Lysistrata Project - Begun in June 2002 in the wake of both the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and the retaliatory bombing of Afghanistan, The Lysistrata Project rose as an educational resource against war. In the widening spiral of escalation gripping our world, it was recognized that each act of violence, blamed on the previous one, necessarily must beget another. "An eye for an eye," said Gandhi, "leaves the whole world blind."
M.K. Ghandi Institute for Non-Violence - Promotes and applys the principles of nonviolence to prevent violence and resolve personal and public conflicts through research, education, and programming.
Mothers for Peace - A non-profit organization concerned with the local dangers involving the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, and with the dangers of nuclear power, weapons and waste on national and global levels. Additionally, Mothers for Peace concerns itself with issues of peace, social justice and a safe environment.
National Peace Corps Association - The national alumni association for the people who have served as volunteers and staff in the Peace Corps whose mission is to continue to work for world peace, understanding, and well-being, with an emphasis on bringing the world back home.
Network for Peace - A contact point for queries about peace organisations, actions, vigils, and demonstrations, especially in times of crisis or emergency.
Non-Violence Project Foundation - Educates and trains youth, teachers and sport coaches around the world in understanding how to solve conflicts without resorting to violence.
Nonviolence - News and commentary froma pacifist perspective.
Nonviolence International - Committed to educating the public about nonviolent action and to reducing the use of violence worldwide.
Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) - NP is a broad-based international civil organization working in partnership with local groups to provide large-scale nonviolent protective services to people in conflict situations. The NP trains and maintains a pool of well-trained professionals from different cultures, with competencies in various civilian peace-keeping roles.
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF) - Promotes and supports new ways of thinking and actions that increase the possibilities for peace. Offers research and information, educational programs, and policy-making guidance on critical issues of peace and global survival.
Office of the Americas - Dedicated to furthering the cause of justice and peace in the hemisphere through broad based educational programs. Also provides articles, commentaries, audio, and other statements. A source for documentation and analysis of current events in North America, Mexico, Central America, and South America, including the War on Drugs, human rights, and United States foreign policy.
Okinawa Peace Network of Los Angeles - A network of individuals and organizations working in solidarity with the people of Okinawa (including the other Ryukyu Islands) in their struggle to remove the U.S. military presence from Okinawa and dismantle militarism worldwide.
Our Journey to Smile - The Afghan Peace Volunteers are a grassroots group of ordinary, multi-ethnic Afghans seeking a life of non-violence, the unity of all people, equality, and self-reliance. We seek non-military solutions for Afghanistan and do not work for the benefit of any political group or religion. This is their blog.
Oxford Research Group (ORG) - An independent non-governmental organisation established in 1982 which seeks to develop effective methods whereby people can bring about positive change on issues of national and international security by non-violent means.
Quixote Center - A non-profit justice and peace organization whose mission is to work for structural change in church and society, tracing its roots to the Gospel and the Catholic social justice tradition.
Pax Christi USA - Strives to create a world that reflects the peace of Christ by exploring, articulating, and witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence. This work begins in personal life and extends to communities of reflection and action to transform structures of society. Pax Christi USA rejects war, preparations for war, and every form of violence and domination. It advocates primacy of conscience, economic and social justice, and respect for creation.
Pax Christi International - Catholic peace organization. The main objective of Pax Christi is to work for peace as the fruit of justice for all people, always witnessing to the peace of Christ. Pax Christi believes that Christians should be in the forefront of the search for new approaches in the field of demilitarisation, security and arms trade, human rights, and sustainable development.
Peace Action - Peace Action (formerly SANE/FREEZE, founded in 1957), its sister organization, Peace Action Education Fund (PAEF), the Student Peace Action Network (SPAN), and the International Office work through national and grassroots citizens' action to promote global nuclear disarmament, cut military spending, and end the international arms trade.
Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane (PJALS) - A local, membership organization committed to involving individuals and local communities in building foundations for a just and nonviolent world. Since its inception in 1975, PJALS has promoted social, political and economic change though community organizing, nonviolence training, volunteer involvement, human rights education and advocacy.
Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) - Dedicated to bringing together academics, K-12 teachers and grassroots activists to explore alternatives to violence and share visions and strategies for peacebuilding, social justice, and social change.
Peace and Progress - Working to establish a government of peace committed to disarmament and human rights.
Peace and World Security Studies (PAWSS) - Initially, PAWSS' activities were focused on issues arising from the nuclear arms race and U.S.-Soviet relations; in recent years, the program's focus has expanded to include other significant threats to peace and stability, including ethnic and religious strife, social and political violence, environmentally-related conflict, human rights abuses, and persistent Third World underdevelopment. PAWSS is a multidisciplinary educational endeavor of the Five College Consortium of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Peace Community of San Jose de Apartadó in Colombia - A group of small farmers coming from various hamlets of Apartadó established a Peace Community as a response to multiple and continued aggressions perpetrated by all actors involved in Colombia's conflict. The peace community San Jose de Apartadó is a rural community of about 1500 inhabitants living in the north of Colombia. They do not belong to any organisation, do not carry weapons, and are bound together through an unswerving ethic of peace. Yet they are in the way of the government and multinationals who want to push forward globalisation, and are therefore being brutally fought by the state.
Peace Development Fund - Works to build the capacity of community-based organizations through grants, training, and other resources as partners in human rights and social justice movement. Endeavor to be a key 'go-to' foundation on issues of peace, human rights, social justice and environmental protection.
Peace Direct - Supports local peacebuilders in conflict areas.
Peace History Society - Encourages and coordinates national and international scholarly work to explore the conditions and causes of peace and war.
Peace Magazine - Journalists, educators, and activists keep up to date on the work of peacemaking by reading this respected magazine. Articles, news stories, book and film reviews, letters, and a calendar of events. Topics include disarmament, conflict resolution, nonviolent sanctions, peace institutions (such as the United Nations and the World Court), conflicts and crises around the world, profiles of activists and researchers, and controversies about development, population, and environmental protection. Published quarterly by the Canadian Disarmament Information Service (CANDIS).
Peace Now - Founded in 1978 by 348 reserve officers and soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces. The first and only mass peace movement in Israel, Peace Now rapidly became the single most important extra-parliamentary force for peace in the country, attracting hundreds of thousands to its mass rallies and activities. Supported in the U.S. by Americans for Peace Now.
Peace One Day - Objective is to institutionalise Peace Day 21 September. Throughout the years, millions of people have been active on Peace Day in every country of the world, and hundreds of organisations have carried out life-saving activities in areas of conflict. Peace One Day's campaigns and activities in education, music, film, sport, dance, art and online have proved that the day works.
Peace People - Nonviolence is at the centre of the Peace People's approach to building a just and peaceful society.
Peace Pledge Union - Promotes non-violent action against injustice and non-violent methods for resolving conflict.
Peace Voice - Devoted to changing U.S. national conversation about the possibilities of peace and the inadvisability of war. A project of the Oregon Peace Institute.
Peace Voter - A nonpartisan campaign that brings critical foreign policy issues to the U.S. election-year debate.
Peace Women - Promotes the role of women in preventing conflict, and the equal and full participation of women in all efforts to create and maintain international peace and security. PeaceWomen facilitates monitoring of the UN system, information sharing and the enabling of meaningful dialogue for positive impact on women's lives in conflict and post-conflict environments. Extensive resources page.
Peace, Conflict and Development - An open-access journal focusing on contemporary issues in Conflict and Peace Studies. It aims to publish innovative and accessible writing on a wide range of topics - human rights, democracy and democratisation, conflict resolution, environment, security, war, culture, identity and community, and other related areas of interest.
PeaceAction West - Works to reduce the threat posed by nuclear weapons, end U.S. arms sales to human rights-abusing governments, cut excessive military spending, and promote international cooperation.
Peaceful Tomorrows - An advocacy organization founded by family members of September Eleventh victims.
Peaceheroes - Biographies, quotes, photos and links about global heroes who took great personal risk to make the world better by working for peace, justice, freedom, nonviolence and protection of the earth.
PeaceWomen Project - Monitors and works toward rapid and full implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.
PeaceWork - American Friends Service Committee magazine advocating nonviolent soicial change.
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center (PPJC) - Fighting against U.S. military intervention, corporate globalization, the death penalty, and other issues. The Peace and Justice Center has a well-deserved reputation for presenting some of the finest speakers around.
Peres Center for Peace - Nobel Laureate Shimon Peres founded The Peres Center for Peace in 1996 with the aim of realizing his vision of a "New Middle East" in which people of the region work together to build peace through socio-economic cooperation and people-to-people relations. The Center believes in a negotiated agreement, which respects the national identities of both peoples.
Ploughshares Project (Ontario, Canada) - Promotes disarmament and demilitarization, the peaceful resolution of political conflict, and the pursuit of security based on equity, justice, and a sustainable environment.
Pugwash Conferences on Science & World Affairs - Pugwash participants exchange views and explore alternative approaches to arms control and tension reduction with a combination of candor, continuity, and flexibility seldom attained in official East-West and North-South discussions and negotiations. Yet, because of the stature of many of the Pugwash participants in their own countries (as, for example, science and arms-control advisers to governments, key figures in academies of science and universities, and former and future holders of high government office), insights from Pugwash discussions tend to penetrate quickly to the appropriate levels of official policy-making.
Refusing to Kill - Increasingly soldiers everywhere are refusing to serve in the military. Often mothers fight for their sons to get out of war and the military. And also civilians are refusing the work imposed on them by the military. Learn about the actions and views of men who have dodged the draft, silently or vocally refused orders, refused to serve, or used our knowledge of the military against the military.
San Jose Peace Center - A clearing-house and resource center in San Jose, California, for ideas, literature and activities for individuals and groups engaged in social change activities and nonviolent struggle that promote justice and peace.
School of the Americas Watch (SOA) - Seeks to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas through vigils and fasts, demonstrations and nonviolent protest, and media and legislative work.
Science for Peace - Canadian organization of natural scientists, engineers, social scientists, scholars in the humanities and lay people. It brings together professors, graduate students and first degree studentswho are concerned about peace, justice and making an environmentally sustainable future.
September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows - An advocacy organization founded by family members of September Eleventh victims. Its mission is to seek effective nonviolent responses to terrorism, and identify a commonality with all people similarly affected by violence throughout the world.
Shundahai Network - Shundahai Network opposes all nuclear weapons research, development, testing and production. It actively seeks to close down the Nevada Test Site to all nuclear weapons programs except for radioactive contamination containment and cleanup. Shundahai Network also opposes all nuclear waste dumping on indigenous peoples lands. It is fighting to halt the proposed high-level nuclear waste dumps at Yucca Mountain and Skull Valley Reservation. It works to educate about the dangers of radioactive waste transportation and promote a safe and sane energy policy based on conservation and renewable resources.
Stockholm International Peace Institute (SIPRI) - Conducts research on questions of conflict and cooperation of importance for international peace and security, with the aim of contributing to an understanding of the conditions for peaceful solutions of international conflicts and for a stable peace. SIPRI Yearbook, a compendium of data and analysis in the areas of security and conflicts, military spending and armaments, and non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament.
Sydney Peace Foundation - Promotes peace with justice in Australia. "Peace with justice relates to a way of thinking and acting which promotes non-violent solutions to every day problems and contributes to the development of civil societies."
Transcend International - Membership encompasses over 350 invited scholars/practitioners from more than 60 countries, with 22 conveners in 14 world regions. Mission: To bring about a more peaceful world by using action, education/training, dissemination and research to transform conflicts nonviolently, with empathy and creativity, for acceptable and sustainable outcomes.
Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research (TFF) - An experiment in applied peace research and global networking. Goals include conflict-mitigation, peace research and education to improve conflict understanding, and promotion of alternative security and global development based on nonviolent politics, economics, sustainability, and ethics of care.
U.S. Holocaust Museum Memorial - America's national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history and memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust.
Ukuleles for Peace - A non-profit coexistence project targeted at Arab and Jewish schoolchildren in Israel. Through music instruction and performances in and integrated orchestra, Ukuleles for Peace is bringing together children, their families and their communities to foster understanding, mutual respect and a commitment to peaceful engagement.
UNESCO - UNESCO's Culture of Peace Project promotes values, attitudes and behaviours in people, encouraging them to seek peaceful solutions to problems.
UnitedForPeace - A collaboration of national and international peace and social justice organizations and scores of local places of worship, peace centers, and community organizations.
University for Peace, The (Costa Rica) - Educational, research, training and other related activities in support of the peace and security role of the United Nations and the goals of its charter.
Veterans for Peace (VFP) - A national organization founded in 1985 by military veterans opposed to the Reagan administration's war against the people of Central America. It includes men and women veterans of all eras and duty stations spanning the Spanish Civil War, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Persian Gulf, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, other conflicts and periods in between. Seeks to 1) work with others to increase public awareness of the costs of war; 2) restrain our government from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations; 3) restrain our government from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations; 4) seek justice for veterans and victims of war; 5) abolish war as an instrument of national policy. Also see:
Violence Policy Center (VPC) - Works to stop the annual toll of death and injury from gun suicides, homicides, and unintentional shootings as a result of the ready availability, and accessibility, of specific classes of firearms - through research, advocacy, education, and collaboration.
Volunteers For Peace (VFP) - Services include providing consultation and a placement service for workcamp hosts and volunteers, linking people with programs. Programs foster international education, voluntary service and friendship. In the last 20 years it has exchanged over 20,000 volunteers in international workcamps world-wide.
Waging Nonviolence - A source for news, analysis, and original reporting about nonviolent activism, as well as for discussion of the theory behind it.
Washington Peace Center - Since its charter in 1963, the Washington Peace Center has worked to engender a more peace-filled world. It actively trains its constituency against all forms of oppression and the inherent violence in them, whether based on race, religion, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, style or class.
Also see Center for Teaching Peace.
Win Without War - Promotes a more progressive U.S. national security strategy. Its campaign-style operation aggressively attacks right-wing distortion while pushing elected leaders to stand up against the politicization of national security.
Witness For Peace - Working for human rights, peace, justice, and sustainable economies through socially responsible travel, personal experience, popular education, and grassroots activism.
Women's Federation for World Peace International (WFWPI) - Supports a network of National WFWP Chapters in over 120 nations that are dedicated to empower women with the knowledge, the tools and the support needed to create peace at home, peace in our communities, our nations and throughout the world.
World Beyond War - A global nonviolent movement to end war and establish a just and sustainable peace.
World Peace Foundation - Integrates a number of beneficial goals for society, such as scientific research for peace, education and training for peaceful co-existence and non-violence for children, young people, parents and teachers in all of Sweden, and promotes peaceful co-operation in the Nordic Countries.
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