Education and Organizing


 

Peacemaking advocate and activist organizations we recommend…


 


NONVIOLENT PEACEFORCE

http://www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org/

 

The mission of Nonviolent Peaceforce is to build a large-scale trained, international civilian nonviolent peaceforce. Nonviolent Peaceforce is sent to conflict areas to prevent death and destruction and protect human rights, thus creating the space for local groups to enter into dialogue and to seek peaceful resolution to local conflicts.

 

We envision a world in which large-scale unarmed civilian peacekeeping using proven nonviolent strategies is recognized as a viable alternative in preventing, addressing, and mitigating violent conflicts worldwide. Our primary strategy for achieving this vision is the creation of space to foster dialogue.

 

NP USA Office
425 Oak Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403 USA
Tel: +1.612.871.0005
Fax: +1.612.871.0006


INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION

www.ifor.org/
Founded in 1919 in response to the horrors of war in Europe, IFOR has taken a consistent stance against war and its preparation, and has recognized the need for healing and reconciliation in the world. They have a vision of the human community transforming unjust political, social, and economic structures through love in action. IFOR has identified five main areas of concern for continued program development. Many branches and groups carry out local projects on these issues: (1) Decade for a Culture of Nonviolence, (2) Nonviolence Education and Training, (3) Youth Empowerment, (4) Interfaith Cooperation, and (5) Disarmament.

INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION (IFOR)Spoorstraat 38
1815 BK Alkmaar
The Netherlands / Pays-Bas
Phone: + 31 (0)72 512 3014
Fax:     + 31 (0)72 515 1102

Communications Officer: s.morris@ifor.org
Fellowship of Reconciliation, USA

www.forusa.org

The Fellowship of Reconciliation envisions a world of justice, peace and freedom.  It is a revolutionary vision of a beloved community were differences are respected, conflicts addressed nonviolently, oppressive structures dismantled, and where people live in harmony with the early, nurtured by diverse spiritual traditions that foster compassion, solidarity and reconciliation.  They have programs on Bosnia, Disarmament, Iraq, Iran, Israel/Palestine, Jewish-Muslim Peace Walk, Latin American & the Caribbean, Nonviolence, Youth Peacemaker Training, Racial Economic and Gender Justice, and many more, and many programs include delegations to some of the countries such as Iran.

FOR USA
Box 271
Nyack, NY 10960-0271
Phone: (845) 358-4601
Fax: (845) 358-4924
Email: for@forusa.org


War Resisters League International

www.warresisters.org

War Resisters’ International is based on the declaration that: “War is a crime against humanity. I am therefore determined not to support any kind of war, and to strive for the removal of all causes of war.”  WRI works for a world without war, promotes nonviolent action against the causes of war, and supports and connects people around the world who refuse to take part in war or the preparation of war.

War Resisters League

339 Lafayette Street

New York, NY 10012

Phone: (212) 228-0450

Fax: (212) 228-6193

E-Mail: wrl@warresisters.org

 


Peaceful Tomorrows

www.peacefultomorrows.org

Peaceful Tomorro­ws is an organization founded by family members of those killed on September 11th who have united to turn our grief into action for peace. By developing and advocating nonviolent options and actions in the pursuit of justice, we hope to break the cycles of violence engendered by war and terrorism. Acknowledging our common experience with all people affected by violence throughout the world, we work to create a safer and more peaceful world for everyone. They currently have campaigns around Afghanistan, Iraq, Guantanamo and Military Commissions, Immigration and Civil Liberties, and other key issues.
Peaceful Tomorrows
P.O. Box 1818
Peter Stuyvesant Station
New York, NY 10009

Phone: 212-598-0970
Email: office@peacefultomorrows.org
Peaceful Tomorrows Speakers Bureau
Email: speakersbureau@peacefultomorrows.org

 


Clear View Project
Buddhist-Based Resources for Relief and Social Change

The Clear View Project provides Buddhist-based resources for relief and social change, promotes dialogue on issues of socially engaged Buddhism, and supports communities in need, internationally and within the United States. Since September 2007′s democracy demonstrations, we have been supporting the Burmese people politically and materially.

 

In line with what the Buddha called the “four requisites” – food, shelter, clothing, and medicine– we will feed those who are hungry, heal those who are ill, and provide spiritual tools of transformation for self and society.
Clear View Project
1933 Russell Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
Phone: (510) 845-2215
Email: alan@clearviewproject.org     (or) margaret@clearviewproject.org


 

Witness for Peace

 

www.witnessforpeace.org

Witness for Peace (WFP) is a politically independent, nationwide grassroots organization of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. WFP’s mission is to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices which contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

Witness for Peace

3628 12th Street NE, 1st Floor

Washington, DC 20017

Phone: (202) 547-6112

National Delegations Organizer: ken@witnessforpeace.org

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FRIENDS PEACE TEAMS
www.friendspeaceteams.org

Friends Peace Teams is a Spirit-led organization working around the world to develop long-term relationships with communities in conflict to create programs for peacebuilding, healing and reconciliation. FPT’s programs build on extensive Quaker experience combining practical and spiritual aspects of conflict resolution.

We use processes and methods that respect individuals and help conflicting groups through such programs as the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP], trauma healing, community reconciliation, and peace education.  In all of these programs, we bring together people or groups-in-conflict from different ethnic, political, gender, religious, and/or other conflicting groups.

Friends Peace Teams Administrative Office
1001 Park Ave
St. Louis, MO 63104 USA

314.621.7262

 

 


PEACE BRIGADES INTERNATIONAL

www.peacebrigades.org

PBI is an international NGO that promotes nonviolence and protects human rights. Our work is based on the principles of non-partisanship and non-interference in the internal affairs of the organizations we accompany, and our role is to open political space and provide moral support for local activists to carry out their work without fear of repression. Our non-partisanship means that we are free of the constraints faced by the UN and governments, and gives us unique access to information, strengthening our ability to argue the case for international support for human rights defenders under threat.

PBI USA
1326 9th St, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 232-0142
Fax: (202) 232-0143
Email: info@pbiusa.org

 


SIPAZ

International Service for Peace

www.sipaz.org
SIPAZ is a program of international observation that had its beginning in 1995, following the Zapatista uprising in 1994. It was formed to monitor the conflict in Chiapas, México. Today SIPAZ supports the search for nonviolent solutions that contribute to the construction of a just peace through building tolerance and dialogue among the actors in Chiapas as well as, increasingly, in other areas in México (Oaxaca and Guerrero). At the same time, SIPAZ serves as a bridge for communication and the sharing of information and experiences among organizations and networks that work toward the building of a just and lasting peace at a local, national, regional and international level.

SIPAZ
Avenida Chilón #8
Barrio El Cerrillo
San Cristóbal de las Casas
29220 Chiapas, México
Tel/Fax: (+52.967) 63-160-55
E-mail: chiapas@sipaz.org


A.J. MUSTE MEMORIAL INSTITUTEwww.ajmuste.org/  

 

The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute is a nonprofit charitable foundation established in 1974 to honor the legacy of socialist and labor union activist, A.J. Muste.  He believed that nonviolent action is the means to achieve social and economic justice. Muste was a pacifist and focused his energy on war resistance, civil rights, civil liberties and disarmament. He worked with the Fellowship of Reconciliation,  Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and War Resisters League, and served as editor of Liberation magazine. The Institute provides grants, resources and a wide range of support to activist organizations that use nonviolent strategies to oppose war and promote justice, and publishes and distributes educational materials about nonviolence.

A.J. MUSTE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE

339 Lafayette Street

New York, New York 10012

Phone: (212) 533-4335

Fax: (212) 228-6193

E-Mail: info@ajmuste.org

 

Global Greengrants Fund

http://www.greengrants.org/

 

The Global Greengrants Fund is a public charity funded by foundations and individuals to bridge the gap between those who can offer financial support and grassroots groups in developing countries that can make effective use of that support.  They help donors overcome the barriers to grassroots grantmaking by identifying worthy organizations and moving funds at minimal cost.  Since 2003 they have made more than 3,500 grants in over 120 countries.
Global Greengrants Fund
2840 Wilderness Place, Suite A
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: (303) 939-9866
Fax: (303) 939-9867
info@greengrants.org

 
 

Peace education resources we recommend…


 http://NVDatabase.swarthmore.edu

Campaigns are drawn from nearly every country in the world, in which people overthrew dictators, changed environmental policies, halted racist discrimination, fought for economic justice, established their religious freedom, changed sexist and other oppressive laws, established national independence, and defended their neighborhoods – all by using nonviolent resistance.


www.GodBlessTheWholeWorld.org
 

God Bless the Whole World is a free online educational resource that provides tools for personal and social transformation. The site feature hundreds of videos, audio files, articles and courses on social justice, spiritual activism, counter oppression, environmentalism and self care among many others. We bring you the voices, ideas and insights from today’s leading spiritual teachers, activists, religious leaders and change makers.

 


Buddhist Peace Fellowship

www.bpf.org/html/home.html

Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF), founded in 1978, serve as a catalyst for socially engaged Buddhism. Our purpose is to help beings liberate themselves from the suffering that manifests in individuals, relationships, institutions, and social systems. BPF’s programs, publications, and practice groups link Buddhist teachings of wisdom and compassion with progressive social change.

Buddhist Peace Fellowship

PO Box 3470
Berkeley, CA 94703

Phone:  (510) 655-6169

Fax (510) 655-1369

National Chapter Coordinator:  Caroline Acuna     caroline@bpf.org


Martin Luther King Papers Project

 

http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/kingpapers/index

 
In 1985, Coretta Scott King asked Stanford historian, Clayborne Carson to edit and publish The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Since then, the King Papers Project has engaged in a broad range of activities illuminating the Nobel Peace laureate’s life and the movements he inspired.

 
Martin Luther King, Jr., Research & Education Institute
Cypress Hall D – 466 Via Ortega
Stanford CA 94305-4146
Phone: (650)723-2092
Fax:   (650) 723-2093

No published e-mail address

 
 

Martin Luther King Center, Atlanta

www.thekingcenter.org

 
Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, the King Center is the living memorial and institutional guardian of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy. King Center’s programming focuses on developing and disseminating programs that educate the world about Dr. King’s philosophy and methods of nonviolence, human relations, service to mankind, and related teachings.

 
 
The King Center

449 Auburn Avenue, NE

Atlanta, GA 30312

Phone: General Information –  (404) 526-8900

Email: General Information: information@thekingcenter.org

 


Pace e Bene

www.paceebene.org

 

Pace e Bene is an organization dedicated to exploring the spirituality and practice of creative nonviolence as a way of living and being, and as a process for cultural transformation.  The community represents a diversity of spiritual traditions and cultural backgrounds that networks with nonviolence practitioners in many parts of the world. Pace e Bene’s vision is dignity, justice, and peace for all, and they work to foster a just and peaceful world through nonviolent education, community-building, and action.

Pace e Bene-California

2501 Harrison Street

Oakland, CA 94612

Phone:  (510) 268-8765

info@paceebene.org

Pace e Bene-Nevada

1420 W. Bartlett Avenue

Las Cegas, NV  89106

Phone:  (702) 648-2281

paceebene@paceebene.org

 


The Albert Einstein Institution
PO Box 455
East Boston, MA 02128
tel:  (617) 247-4882
fax: (617) 247-4035
einstein@igc.org

The Albert Einstein Institution

www.aeinstein.org/

The Albert Einstein Institution is a nonprofit organization whose goals are to understand the dynamics of nonviolent action in conflicts, to explore its policy potential, and to communicate this through print and other media, translations, conferences, consultations, and workshops.

 


Transcend International

www.transcend.org/

TRANSCEND INTERNATIONAL connects autonomous individuals and centers working on peace by peaceful means, development by developmental means and environment by environmental means. The mission statement defines four pillars: To bring about a more peaceful world by using action, education/training, dissemination and research to handle conflicts with empathy, nonviolence and creativity.

 
 
Transcend International, Inc.

P.O. Box 6061

Ashland, VA  23005

contact@transcendint.org

For general information please write to us at Info @transcend.org


Global Exchange

www.globalexchange.org/

 

Global Exchange, an education and action resource center, advances a PEOPLE’S GLOBALIZATION that values the rights of workers and the health of the planet; that prioritizes international collaboration as central to ensuring peace; and that aims to create a local, green economy designed to embrace the diversity of our communities. In response to the global degradation caused by this system of elite globalization, Global Exchange envisions an alternative economics of quality, centered upon protecting international human rights, to ensure that the cost of globalization does not come at the expense of us all.

 

Global Exchange
2017 Mission Street, 2nd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone:  (415) 255-7296

Fax: (415) 255-7498

General Information: drea@globalexchange.org


American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

AFSC National Office
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone:  (215) 241-7000
Fax: (215) 241-7275
To comment or ask a question about AFSC: afscinfo@afsc.org

The American Friends Service Committee is a practical expression of the faith of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Committed to the principles of nonviolence and justice, we seek to understand and address the root causes of poverty, injustice, and war, and are called to confront, nonviolently, powerful institutions of violence, evil, oppression, and injustice. We work to relieve and prevent suffering through both immediate aid and long-term development, and seek to serve the needs of people on all sides of violent strife. We work with all people in pursuit of justice, and encourage collaboration in social transformation towards a society that recognizes the dignity of each person.

 


nonukes.org
the NO NUKES consortium of peace and ecology groups

A global library of information and links about nuclear power, nuclear weapons, nuclear waste contamination, and citizen action for sustainable energy and human survival. Exploring paths beyond the global culture of violence. The nonukes.org consortium of peace, ecology and educational groups, includes such groups as The Nuclear Guardianship Project, and A World Without Armies.

  
Dennis Rivers, Editor – Contact: rivers@newconversations.net

 


LiberationTheology.org  —   Liberation Theology Resources website

This web site presents Liberation Theology as the effort to think clearly about the meaning of religious faith in the context of oppression, war, poverty, inequality and environmental destruction, and the effort to live a compassionate, courageous and life-sustaining response to those conditions, a response that both addresses the needs of those who are injured and oppressed, and also works to change the structures and ongoing processes of injury and oppression. It provides an English-language library and catalog of essays, articles, book links, organizations and advocates relating to Liberation Theology, and features free book downloads and online book ordering.
 
Dennis Rivers, Editor – Contact: rivers@newconversations.net


Alternatives to Violence Project/USA

www.avpusa.org

AVP/USA

1050 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone:  (888) 278-7820
avp@avpusa.org

The Alternatives to Violence Project is a nationwide and worldwide association of volunteer groups offering experiential workshops in conflict resolution, responses to violence, and personal growth. AVP is designed to create successful personal interactions and transform violent situations using the same non-violent skills and techniques that were used by Mohandas Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The workshops target Prisons, Communities and Schools.

 

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