US Peace Memorial Foundation
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AlterNet (founded 1998)
This independent online news magazine providing free online content to millions of readers and a progressive alternative to commercial media. The mission is to stimulate, inform, and inspire action and advocacy on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, peace, media, and health care issues. It provides critiques of policies, investigative reports, and expert analysis related to war.
Don Hazen, Executive Editor
77 Federal Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94107
The American Friends Service Committee (founded 1917)
AFSC, a Quaker organization, focuses on building lasting peace with justice. As a practical expression of faith in action, AFSC draws people from many backgrounds and countries into work to prevent and end conflict, establish fair and equitable economies, accountable governments and systems, and develop healthy, inclusive societies. United by a belief in the essential worth of every human being, nonviolence as a way to resolve conflict, and the power of love to overcome oppression, AFSC works to end and prevent wars, heal individuals and communities after conflict, and create just conditions that make violence obsolete. Examples of this organization’s activities include work on the truth and reconciliation process in Burundi, youth film festival, art exhibits such as Eyes Wide Open and Windows and Mirrors that expose the human costs of war, a framework for foreign policy that is rooted in the concept of the common good, advocacy work to reduce the military budget and increase funding for real community needs, online activism , and various other educational programs and sponsored events. AFSC received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947, along with British Quakers, on behalf of all Quakers’ efforts to heal the wounds of war. Nominated for Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2014.
Mark Graham, Director of Communications
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Atrium Society - The
Center for the Education of Children in Conflict (founded 1984)
The purpose of Youth Peace Literacy is twofold: to provide free online access to its award-winning peace-educating books which help young people worldwide to understand and alleviate the fundamental source of human conflict - psychological conditioned thinking created by the primitive biological brain - and to also offer supplemental regional and online training certification courses that provide teachers with its peace educating curriculum. The organization developed an online peace museum and the exhibit Creating Battlefield Warriors for Combat.
Jean Webster-Doyle, Founder & President
Dr. Terrence Webster-Doyle, Director
2037 Harvard Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698
Telephone: 800-848-6021 or 727-238-8311
Center for Citizen Initiatives (founded 1983)
CCI’s mission is to prevent a war between the U.S. and Russia by planning and implementing citizen-to-citizen initiatives between the two countries, and fostering understanding and reducing tensions that exist between them. Activities include the Russians Meet Mainstream America! exchange program, which brings Russian citizens to the U.S. to share ideas and discuss issues related to U.S.-Russia diplomacy; a video library of their 2015 and 2017 trips to Russia; and the President's Column, which has articles including "Waiting Out the Potential Strike On Syria" and "Developing World Crisis? What to Do?"
Sharon Tennison, President
San Francisco, CA
Wikipedia: Center for Citizen Initiatives
The Center for Constitutional Rights (founded 1966)
CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change. The organization understands that U.S. militarism does not advance human rights. The organization litigates, advocates, and supports cases that deal with an array of issues connected to militarism and war, including targeting killing in Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta, private military contractor misconduct at Abu Ghraib, and holding high-ranking officials accountable for their involvement in the U.S. torture program. It joined with Iraqi human rights organizations, U.S. veterans and allies to launch a joint initiative, Right to Heal, demanding that the human rights impact of the war in Iraq be assessed and concrete action be taken towards rehabilitation and reparations for those impacted by the war’s lasting effects. The organization has published books/articles/reports about wars and the issues they have raised including The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld: A Prosecution by Book, Articles of Impeachment against George W. Bush, and Amend the War Powers Resolution. CCR has received awards and grants including the National Peacemaker Award, the Lennon Ono Grant for Peace and the War Resisters League Peace Award.
Center for Global Nonkilling (founded 1994)
The mission of this center is to promote a killing-free world through partnerships with individuals and institutions both local and worldwide, and programs that include research, publications, monitoring, education, and training. The organization is in special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and is a member of the World Health Organization's Violence Prevention Alliance. Nominated for Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2016.
Joám Evans Pim, Director
3653 Tantalus Dr.
Honolulu, HI 96822-5033
Center for Religious Tolerance (founded 2006)
This is an organization that initiates and supports local, national and international interfaith activities, conflict management, trauma awareness, and social change strategies across the globe, particularly in areas of religious conflict. CRT focuses on creating conditions for sustainable peace, especially by engaging local women of faith in the process. Activities include teaching, mediation, providing financial support, grant writing, fund raising, public information and newsletters.
Dr. Andrea K. Blanch, Founder and Director
Sarasota, FL 34242
Center for Teaching Peace (founded 1985)
This organization works with schools on all levels to begin as well as expand programs in peace education. Their goal is to attain nonviolent efforts for establishing peace through lectures, courses, and information about peacemaking, nonviolence, and conflict resolution.
4501 Van Ness Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016-5629
Christian Peacemaker Teams (founded 1988)
CPT arose from a call in 1984 for Christians to devote the same discipline and self-sacrifice to nonviolent peacemaking that armies devote to war. Enlisting the whole church in an organized, nonviolent alternative to war, today the organization places violence-reduction teams in crisis situations and militarized areas around the world at the invitation of local peace and human rights workers. It embraces the vision of unarmed intervention waged by committed peacemakers ready to risk injury and death in bold attempts to transform lethal conflict through the nonviolent power of God's truth and love.
Carol Rose, Co-Director Operations
Doug Pritchard, Co-Director Program:
Chicago, IL 60680-6508
CODEPINK: Women For Peace (founded 2002)
A women-initiated grassroots peace movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities. The group actively opposes the U.S. war in Afghanistan, torture, the detention center at Guantanamo, weaponized and spy drones, the prosecution of whistleblowers, U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of Palestine and repressive regimes. They organize protests, vigils, educational programs, congressional briefings, marches, book clubs, and other sponsored events. Rooted in a network of local organizers, online supporters and donors, with an emphasis on joy and humor, their tactics include satire, street theater, visuals, civil resistance, directly challenging decision-makers in government and corporations, and of course, wearing pink. Campaigns have included protests at the CIA Director’s Senate confirmation hearing and President’s national security speech at the National Defense University, hand delivered “Women Say No War on Iran” petition to President’s spouse, “Arms for Hugging” “Close Guantanamo” “Arrest the War Criminals” “Women Say NO to War” “Ground the Drones” “Bring Our War $$ Home” “Peace Positions for Presidential Candidates” and other actions including a blog and promoting books: Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, and Stop the Next War Now! Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism. See 10th year anniversary video for more details. Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation. Peace Prize recipient, “In recognition of inspirational antiwar leadership and creative grassroots activism,” US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2014.
Medea Benjamin, Co-founder & Co-director
Jodie Evans, Co-founder & Co-director
1247 E Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
ComeHomeAmerica.us (founded 2010)
Began as "Left/Right Against the War". A trans/non-partisan/non-ideological peace movement consisting of regular Americans against war and empire. Produces the ComeHomeAmerica.us group blog and the book.
Kevin Zeese, director
Consistent Life (founded 1987)
Formerly Seamless Garment Network, Consistent Life is an international network that connects issues, builds bridges, and strengthens the case against each kind of socially-approved killing, including war, by consistently opposing them all by placing ads in national and local media, calls to Congress, marches, and videos. Members seek a revolution in thinking and feeling, an affirmation of peace and nonviolence, an infinite gentleness, a value for the life, happiness and welfare of every person, and political and structural changes to bring this about.
Bill Samuel, President
P.O. Box 9295
Silver Spring, MD 20916-9295
Courage to Resist (founded 2005)
This organization provides political, emotional, and material support to military service members who have resisted illegal war and occupation and/or have been critical of our government's current policies of empire. Actions include fundraising for civilian legal representation, public education campaigns, publishing stories of resisters, and arranging for media interviews, and public speaking engagements. It hosts the defense fund of accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower Army PFC Chelsea Manning, in collaboration with the Chelsea Manning Support Network. Nominated for Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2013.
Jeff Paterson, Project Director
484 Lake Park Avenue, #41
Oakland, CA 94610
Dayton International Peace Museum (founded 2003)
The museum contributes to a local, national, and international culture of peace through exhibits and events that focus on nonviolent choices. The historic Pollack House, home of the museum, houses permanent and rotating exhibits, a host of peace activities, special events, and conferences that focus on changing our culture of violence to a culture of peace. This organization also hosts the annual Dayton Peace Accords 5K Walk/Run and a Summer Peace Camp and unique projects including ”Peace Labyrinth: Quilting the Golden Rule”.
Bashir G. Ahmad
208 W. Monument Avenue
Dayton, OH 45402
Telephone: 937-22PEACE (227-3223)
Des Moines Catholic Worker (founded 1976)
The DMCW community is a response to the Gospel call to compassionate action, mercy, justice, and love. Members are committed to a simple, nonviolent lifestyle as they live and work among the poor. Activities include supporting the Rachel Corrie Project, which is an effort to train people in third-party nonviolent intervention, placing them with peace teams in armed conflict zones overseas, and providing a sanctuary for returning activists; maintaining a Peace and Justice Library; hosting meetings for the Des Moines chapter of Veterans for Peace; and publishing a newsletter. Bishop Dingman Peace Award recipient, 2016.
Frank Cordaro, community member
713 Indiana Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
Fellowship of Reconciliation (founded 1915)
FOR, the oldest interfaith peace and justice organization in the U.S., offers programs and educational projects that focus on domestic and international peace and justice as well as nonviolent alternatives to conflict. Their work includes the "Demilitarizing Lives in the U.S. and Abroad" project and anti-drone initiatives; maintaining an online store; nonviolence training; publishing a newsletter, magazine, and blog; and giving annual peace awards. They are a branch of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation.
Max Hess, Interim Executive Director
521 N. Broadway
Nyack, NY 10960
Florida Veterans for Common Sense, Inc. (founded 2003)
This organization advocates for assistance to veterans and for a common sense national security. It has taken positions (through letters and resolutions) opposing the Iraq invasion, called for withdrawal, opposed funding for continuing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and urged deadlines for withdrawal from both arenas. It hosts antiwar speeches open to the public, conducts petition drives to urge members of Congress to end wars, identifies peace candidates for public office, and distributes and installs yard signs that read "How is the war economy working for you?" as part of their War is Making us Poor Campaign. Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation.
Gene Jones, President
100 Wallace Avenue, Suite 255
Sarasota, FL 34237
Food Not Bombs (founded 1980)
This all volunteer worldwide movement shares free vegetarian food with the hungry in protest to war and poverty. Nominated for Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2013.
Keith McHenry, Co-founder
P.O. Box 424
Arroyo Seco, NM 87514
Telephone: 575-770-3377 or 800-884-1136
Friends for a NonViolent World (FNVW) (founded 1981)
This Quaker-inspired nonprofit advances nonviolence as an ethic for honoring human dignity and a strategy for achieving peace through justice by engaging community members in Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) trainings, peace vigils, education forums, demonstrations, call-to-action, position papers, conferences and People Camp, a weeklong experience in peacemaking and community living, and publishing a newsletter Nonviolent Times. FNVW developed Peace in the Precincts as a methodology for impacting the electoral process by developing a justice, sustainability and peace standard with which to measure candidates at the precinct level.
Bob Nechal, Managing Director
1050 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Telephone: 651- 917-0383
From War to Peace (founded 2010)
This company recycles materials from disarmed nuclear weapon systems to create peace art, jewelry, and accessories from an alloy they call "Peace Bronze". They also sell "" and "" clothing/accessories, and send antiwar emails to their customer list. They cast the Gandhi Peace Prize and the International Peace Bureau's Sean MacBride Peace Prize. The company donates 20% of their profits to peace and social justice organizations working to transform our world. They are dedicated to turning weapons meant to destroy us into stunning jewelry and art that restore us, swords into plowshares, bombs into beauty, hate into love, and war into peace.
Paul Ogren, Founder
P.O. Box 4358
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace (founded 1972)
Work towards peaceful solutions to international conflicts, zero nuclear weapons, and an end to militarism in our society. Current and ongoing activities include Antiwar storefront, annual vigil in commemoration of the victims of the Hiroshima/Nagasaki atomic bombings, and marches and demonstrations. Affiliated with Peace Action New York State.
P.O. Box 363
Geneseo, NY 14454
Global Coalition For Peace (founded 2002)
Mission: To promote the importance of non-violence as an effective and positive mean for societal transformation leading to world peace; to support all actions conducive to the unity of human kind regardless of man-made barriers as created by religious, national, ethnic, economic and political differences; to promote universal understanding of the human race for the need to act as a planetary family; to uphold the notion of the sacredness of human life; and to explore the magnitude and different forms of economic slavery. Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation.
Victor (Vyasa) Landa, Founder/Director
4217 East West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
Telephone: 301-654 6759
Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space (founded 1992)
This organization is a consortium of key activitists in issues related to space, including its militarization and the use of weapons. The Network organizes protests, holds annual conferences and events like “Keep Space for Peace”, with dozens of countries in participation, to stop the arms race from entering space.
Global Peace Film Festival (founded 2003)
GPFF was established to use creative media as a catalyst to inspire and educate people to initiate positive change in their local communities and worldwide. The Festival’s mission is to present films from around the world relating to peace issues and non-violent conflict resolution, and to facilitate discussion and further action, through educational panels with filmmakers and activists involved in these issues. It takes place annually in venues around the Orlando, FL area.
Nina Streich, Executive Director
P.O. Box 3310
Winter Park, FL 32790-3310
Global Security Institute (founded 1999)
GSI's mission is to eliminate nuclear weapons through international cooperation and security, focusing on nuclear arms control, non-proliferation, and disarmament in order to influence national laws. Their programs are the Bipartisan Security Group, which provides information and analysis of global security issues to members of Congress and their staff; providing Disarmament and Peace Education for citizens and leaders in the global community; the Middle Powers Initiative, which conducts forums between key governments to facilitate nuclear disarmament; and the Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, which networks legislators around the world to work for nuclear disarmament. Activities include an online newsroom that features events; op-eds; multimedia; The President's Page, which has speeches, articles and presentations; and The Inspiration page. There is also a newsletter, video blog, and bookstore.
Jonathan Granoff, President
866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 4050
New York, NY 10017
Human Rights and Peace Store (founded 2006)
The online store www.humanrightsandpeacestore.org is a joint venture of the Human Rights Resource Center (University of Minnesota) and Growing Communities for Peace. The Store is a tool for bringing Human Rights and Peace Education into our schools, homes, workplaces, and communities. The store provides access to human rights and peace education books, curricula, posters, training guides, multi-media materials, gifts, bookmarks, kindness currency, and other resources. This collection of Human Rights and Peace Education products represents years of research and networking to find, through links with partnering human rights and peace organizations, publishers, small presses, and other hard-to-find community-based initiatives.
Human Rights and Peace Store
University of Minnesota
N-120 Mondale Hall
229 – 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Human Rights Resource Center: 612-626-0041
International Cities of Peace (founded 2009)
The mission of this network, which includes over 100 cities of peace, is to encourage, document, and provide resources and information for leaders and organizations working to make peace a consensus value, through its global movement. Information and financial and visionary support is provided through an online blog and newsletter, and actions include: conflict resolution training, building schools, proclamations, resolutions, and providing medicines for victims of war.
J. Fred Arment, Founding Director
1740 E. Stroop Road, #291761
Dayton, Ohio 45429
Jeannette Rankin Peace Center (founded 1986)
JRPC works to teach and model non-violence, social justice, and environmental sustainability. Activities include: education, a library with over 3000 resources, community action, networking, a fair trade store, Art exhibits and contests, film series, other public events, and an annual Peacemaker Award. The center has modeled peace with Veterans in the community (watch the documentary film, Beyond the Divide). Nominated for Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2014.
Betsy Mulligan-Dague, Executive Director
519 S. Higgins
Missoula, MT 59801
Jewish Voice for Peace (founded 1996)
JVP is a community of activists inspired by the Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, equality, human rights, respect for international law, and a U.S. foreign policy based on these ideals. The organization provides a voice for Jews and allies who believe that peace in the Middle East will be achieved through justice and full equality for both Palestinians and Israelis. Actions have included issuing policy statements, fact sheets, ads and posters, press releases, protest demonstrations, and literature lists. Examples of campaigns include: “End the bombing. Hold Israel Accountable” “Suspend military aid to Israel” and “Divestment from Hewlett-Packard”.
1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 1020
Oakland, CA 94612
Just Foreign Policy (founded 2009)
This independent and non-partisan membership organization is dedicated to reforming U.S. foreign policy by educating, mobilizing and organizing the broad majority of Americans who want a foreign policy based on diplomacy, law, and cooperation. It sponsors petitions and email campaigns, such as the following antiwar/peace projects: Countdown To Drawdown, Iran Fact Check, John Kerry: Talk to Iran About Syria, and Petition: End US Drone Strikes in Pakistan among others.
Robert Naiman, Policy Director
4410 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, #290
Washington, DC 20016
Los Angeles Peace Council (founded 2011)
The mission of this organization, affiliated with the World Peace Council, is to promote peace internationally and locally through activities aimed at stopping drone warfare and ending imperialism and fascism in Ukraine and Venezuela. Members participate in protest demonstrations with signs and collaborate with groups such as the United National Antiwar Coalition and the campaign to boycott and divest in Honeywell.
Kelly McConnell, Chair
P.O. Box 741104
Los Angeles, CA 90004-9104
Maryland United for Peace and Justice, Inc. (founded 1987)
This statewide organization is a coalition of over 25 groups and individuals that work to empower those who want to achieve a world of peace and social justice. MUPJ’s mission is to coordinate and network, to facilitate cooperation on issues of common concern; encourage and support nonviolent means of resolving problems/conflicts; support activism and education by sponsoring and promoting events, petitions, and rallies for peace and justice by members and the public. The Institute for Positive Action is its tax-deductible arm that organizes an annual Peace Conference and sponsors workshops and summits.
327 E. 25th Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers (founded 1995)
This organization’s mission is to strengthen the effectiveness of the peace and justice community in Minnesota by enabling member organizations to share resources, insights and ideas and devise cooperative strategies to accomplish common goals. Sponsor and/or support peace related activities including conferences, peace essay contest, Alternatives to Violence Training, speeches, petition drives, lobbying, and protests. Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation.
P.O. Box 19573
Minneapolis, MN 55419
National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (founded 2003)
Members of the NCNR speak out and conduct nonviolent civil resistance as they call attention to violations of international law by the United States government. Examples of actions include organizing and coordinating sit-ins and demonstrations in Washington DC, being arrested, and going to court to protest war, demanding a jury trial, writing letters to the National Security Agency (NSA), protesting drone strikes by holding die-ins, marching, and getting arrested at the NSA headquarters.
325 E. 25th St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (founded 2003)
NNOMY is a national networking body that brings together national, regional, and local organizations to oppose the military’s growing intrusion into young people's lives by Pentagon programs that are designed to promote recruitment into military service. Campaigns and projects include Winning the Peace, A National Call: Save Our Civilian Public Education, Divest Your Body from the War Machine, a School Demilitarization Kit, workshops, a blog, and a resource library of downloadable reports, videos, brochures, and other information.
Rick Jahnkow, Program Coordinator
c/o On Earth Peace
P.O. Box 188
601 Main Street
New Windsor, MD 21776
National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (founded 1982)
NWTRCC provides information and support to people involved in or considering conscientious objection to military taxes by supporting, coordinating, and publicizing war tax resistance actions. The organization opposes militarism and war and refuse to participate in the tax system which supports such violence. WTR actions are undertaken in accordance with each individual’s moral, religious or political conscience, and with the hope that such actions will contribute to a change in the priorities and policies of the U.S. government. Produced film "Death and Taxes" about motivations, methods, risks, and rewards of war tax resistance.
Ruth Benn, Coordinator
P.O. Box 150553
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Nobel Peace Laureate Project (founded 2003)
This organization seeks to inspire others to act for peace by creating the first ever Peace Park honoring Americans who have won the Nobel Peace Prize. It has developed educational materials describing the U.S. Peace Laureates and what they did for world peace. These materials have been downloaded for classroom use in every state of the union and over 30 foreign nations.
John C. Attig, Founder and past President
P.O. Box 21201
Eugene, OR 97402
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (founded 1982)
NAPF’s mission is to educate and advocate for peace and a world free of nuclear weapons, and to empower peace leaders. It offers educational resources including an e-newsletter, videos, books, publications, and a speakers bureau and has a campaign website dealing with law suits on behalf of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The Foundation provides peace leadership courses and lectures and operates a peace store. It hosts an annual event Evening For Peace to present its Distinguished Peace Leadership Award and/or World Citizenship Award. It also sponsors an annual peace poetry contest with awards in several age categories. Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation.
David Krieger, PhD, JD, Founder & President
PMB 121, 1187 Coast Village Rd., Ste. 1
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Nuclear Watch New Mexico (founded 1999)
Through research, public education, and citizen action this organization seeks to promote safety and environmental protection at regional nuclear facilities; mission diversification away from nuclear weapons programs; greater accountability and cleanup in the nationwide nuclear weapons complex; and consistent U.S. leadership toward a world free of nuclear weapons. Its larger strategy is to prevent the U.S. from resuming industrial-scale bomb production. Actions include lobbying elected officials, litigation, drafting letters and legislation, investigations, press releases, interviews, an interactive map of nuclear weapons sites/facilities, and time-lapse map of nuclear detonations since 1945.
Jay Coghlan, Executive Director
903 W. Alameda, #325
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Telephone and Fax: 505-989-7342
Pax Christi Metro New York (founded 1983)
Rooted in Gospel nonviolence and Catholic Social Teaching, PCMNY educates and advocates for peace and social justice locally and globally through prayer, study, and action. This region of Pax Christi USA sponsors events including Peacemaking through the arts, education, advocacy, Peacemaker Awards Reception, 40-day fast for Christian Nonviolence, and Hiroshima/Nagasaki Memorial. Educational and special programs such as Just War/Just Peace and Seventy Times Seven are offered to the public.
Rosemarie Pace, EdD, Director
371 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10014
Pax Christi USA (founded 1972)
This section of Pax Christi International 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. The organization rejects war, preparations for war, and every form of violence and domination. Activities include advocacy, peace education, publishing newsletters and a series of brochures, using electronic networking, social media, and public speaking events.
Peace Abbey (founded 1988)
This organization is dedicated to creating innovative models for society that empower individuals on the paths of nonviolence, peacemaking, and cruelty-free living. It offered a variety of programs and resources that teach, inspire and encourage one to speak out and act on issues of peace and social justice. Faith in action is the cornerstone of our fellowship and activist pacifism is our creed. The organization offered a gathering place for peace activists, a peace museum, conference center, and training in nonviolent civil disobedience. In 2012 the Peace Abbey materials and holdings were incorporated into the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation.
Lewis M. Randa, Founder/Director
Two North Main Street
Sherborn, MA 01770
PeaceNow (founded 2012)
The mission of this international organization is to gather one billion signatures on a petition to back a UN Global Resolution to establish infrastructures that support the culture of peace. Its Business Certification initiative honors businesses that align their operations and strategies with universally respected principles in the areas of human rights, labor, community, environment, anti-corruption, and peace. Its Peace Practitioner Education Program offers instruction on how to think and act peacefully and how to apply these ideas to life to become a co-creator of global peace. This organization also distributes the film Admissions - A Film for Peace and leads an initiative to convince U.S. President Obama to recognize the International Day of Peace.
Scott Bruer, Founder
P.O. Box 10432
Marina Del Rey, CA 90295
YouTube: Our Vision of PeaceNow
Peacework Magazine (founded 1972)
The mission of Peacework Magazine is to spotlight global thought and local action for nonviolent social change. This monthly publication is intended to serve as a source of dependable information to those who strive for peace and justice and are committed to furthering the nonviolent social change necessary to achieve them.
Sara Burke and Sam Diener, Co-editors
American Friends Service Committee New England
2161 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
Political Psychology Research, Inc. (founded 2007)
PPRI is a non-profit corporation dedicated to research in the public interest, specifically on psychological traits, attitudes, etc. related to government, politics, peace and empowering the people to have an effective voice in these issues. Some research findings include that Warmongering-proneness and Violence-proneness can be reliably measured as a psychological trait using questionnaires. These studies have led to a practical tool for identifying dangerous, warmongering-prone political leaders so that citizens can avoid voting them into office.
William A. McConochie, Ph.D., Founder and President
71 East 15th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
Psychologists for Social Responsibility (founded 1982)
PsySR applies the research, knowledge, and practices of psychology to promote durable peace at community, national, and international levels. Its membership is made up of psychologists, other mental health professionals, social scientists, and anyone else interested in the application of psychological knowledge to foster peace, social justice, and sustainable development. It develops and implements a variety of programs and projects, joins in coalitions for effective action, awards a peace prize, and sends letters to the President, Defense Secretary, and other officials, calling for an end to torture of U.S. prisoners and raising ethical issues regarding the involvement of psychologists. It supplies critical information from psychology for local, national and international public policy making. Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation. Nominated for Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2014 and 2016.
Dr. Brad Olson
122 S. Michigan Avenue
National Louis University
Chicago, IL 60603
Quaker House (founded 1969)
A manifestation of the Friends' Peace Testimony, this organization advocates for a more peaceful world by providing counseling, education and support to soldiers who are questioning their role in the military. It organizes events such as workshops, peace rallies, vigils, and conferences; maintains a GI Rights Hotline; and publishes a newsletter, a blog, pamphlets, and articles.
Lynn and Stephen Newsom, Directors
223 Hillside Avenue
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Randolph Bourne Institute (founded 2001)
RBI is a nonprofit organization that seeks to honor Bourne's memory by promoting a noninterventionist foreign policy for the United States as the best way of fostering a peaceful, more prosperous world. The organization produces the website Antiwar.com, Antiwar Radio, a blog, a fellows program that provides support for authors and researchers interested in nonintervention, and a speakers bureau.
Eric Garris, Webmaster and Managing Editor
1017 El Camino Real #306
Redwood City, CA 94063
RootsAction.org (founded 2011)
This online initiative is dedicated to galvanizing people who are committed to economic fairness, equal rights, civil liberties, environmental protection, and defunding endless wars. Activities include events, dissemination of news and articles, petition campaigns, a store, Drone Whistleblower Fellowship, and lobbying congress. Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation.
David Swanson, Campaign Coordinator
P.O. Box 10931
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
St. Pete for Peace, Inc. (founded 2003)
This non-partisan antiwar organization provides peace-oriented educational events and services to the Tampa Bay community. It is opposed to U.S. foreign interventions, spying, torture and oppression of all forms, and doesn't believe in American "exceptionalism". The group participates in actions including rallies, marches, protest demonstrations, and a film series with discussions about socially conscious topics.
Chris Ernesto, Co-Founder
P.O. Box 1216
St. Petersburg, FL 33731
Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church (founded 1960)
TJUC is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations and has adopted its Statement of Conscience, “Creating Peace”, which concludes: "In reverence for all life, we covenant to practice peace at all levels of human interaction." The church’s minister, Rev. Elwood Sturtevant, helped found Interfaith Paths to Peace in Louisville, KY, and serves on its board. For Veterans Day 2015, TJUC saluted veterans and a conscientious objector in a service, and held a special collection to benefit the US Peace Memorial Foundation. Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation.
Rev. Elwood Sturtevant, Minister
4936 Brownsboro Road
Louisville, KY 40222
United for Justice with Peace (founded 2001)
UJP is a coalition of peace and justice organizations in the Greater Boston region. It opposes all wars, the use of military and economic aggression, U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, the inhumane economic sanctions against Iraq, and U.S. support for repressive regimes. The focus is to redirect human energy and material resources to the basic needs of healthcare, education, and affirmative social supports. An online community encourages people to learn about and participate in a variety of activities and events including lectures, films, vigils, protests, work groups, meetings, and Campaigns. Members are encouraged to participate in a discussion listserv as well as to browse forums, blogs and news.
Cambridge, MA 02140
US Peace Memorial Foundation, Inc. (founded 2005)
This tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Foundation directs a nationwide effort to honor Americans who stand for peace by publishing the US Peace Registry, awarding an annual Peace Prize, and planning for the US Peace Memorial as a national monument in Washington, DC. These educational projects help move the United States toward a culture of peace by recognizing and honoring the thoughtful and courageous Americans and U.S. organizations that have taken a public stand against one or more U.S. wars or who have devoted their time, energy, and other resources to finding peaceful solutions to international conflicts. We celebrate these role models to inspire other Americans to speak out against war and to work for peace. Read the commentary “World Peace: A First Step”.
Michael D. Knox, PhD, Founder & Chair
334 East Lake Road #136
Palm Harbor, FL 34685-2427
Veterans For Peace (founded 1985)
VFP is an organization of military veterans and allies with more than 100 chapters in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Mexico, Korea, Okinawa, and Vietnam. Veterans’ voices are used to educate the public on the true causes and costs of wars by publishing a newsletter and the newspaper Peace in Our Times; sponsoring the Golden Rule peace boat, which provides education about nuclear dangers; and using the Vietnam Full Disclosure Campaign to counter the Pentagon’s efforts to rewrite the history of that war. Its members work to heal the wounds of war in veterans and civilians through the Iraq Water Project, support for cleanup of undetonated bombs, and advocacy for victims of Agent Orange. Some of the organization’s goals are to end and prevent wars through campaigns against military recruiting in schools, use public actions to oppose drone warfare, lead the Veterans Challenge Islamophobia campaign, build a culture of peace through concerts and poetry contests, promote the original meaning of Armistice Day, and celebrate the U.N. International Day of Peace. Other actions include legislative advocacy on war, peace, and the military budget; videos; and the Peace at Home, Peace Abroad project that addresses militarization of police in the U.S. The website has brochures, handouts, and other downloadable information as well as a store. The organization also hosts an annual national convention. Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation. Peace Prize recipient, “In recognition of heroic efforts to expose the causes and costs of war and to prevent and end armed conflict,” US Peace Memorial Foundation, 2016.
Michael McPhearson, Executive Director
1404 North Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63102
Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee (founded 2014)
VPCC seeks to tell the truth and learn the lessons of the U.S. war in Indochina and the protest movement that ended the war. The committee was formed by activists primarily to monitor the Pentagon’s program to commemorate the history of the Vietnam War and challenge its portrayal of the war, when necessary. Activities include conferences, commemorative events, vigils, blog, and coordinating grassroots support for actions related to the Vietnam War and the movement that worked to stop it.
Terry Provance, Staff
6260 29th Street NW
Washington, DC 20015
Voices For Creative Nonviolence (founded 2005)
VCNV is committed to strategic campaigns that involve active nonviolent resistance to U.S. war-making. Its members have marched and engaged in acts of civil disobedience, often resulting in arrest and imprisonment, including occupying offices of legislators and entering military bases to protest the wars. Members have also traveled to war zones to contact peace activists and bear witness to the effects of U.S. war-making on ordinary civilians. The organization provides education about issues such as drone warfare, it publishes a newsletter, and has a speakers bureau.
Kathy Kelly, Co-coordinator
1249 Argyle St. #2
Chicago, IL 60640
Walpole Peace and Justice Group (founded 1981)
This group of concerned citizens is committed to promoting peace and justice in the community and the larger world through education, study, witness, advocacy, and action. Group activities include holding peace vigils against war and injustice, sponsoring speakers and authors, showing and discussing film documentaries, collaborating with other peace activist groups, and communicating with the public and government representatives. Issues of concern have included the 1984 Nuclear Freeze Campaign and opposition to the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation.
WarIsACrime.org (founded 2005)
Formerly AfterDowningStreet, this is a nonpartisan coalition of over 200 veterans, peace, and political activist groups working to expose the lies that create and sustain wars and occupations and to hold accountable those responsible. Activities include interviews, public speaking, building coalitions of antiwar candidates for Congress, press releases, public service announcements, efforts to impeach U.S. leadership, and blogs.
David Swanson, Co-Founder
War Prevention Initiative (Founded 2011)
The mission of this organization is to advance the Global Peace System by supporting, developing, and collaborating with peace building efforts in all sectors of society including the Rotarian Action Group for Peace, WarPreventionTV, and other grassroots movements that work for a world beyond war. Their journal, Peace Science Digest, provides access to and analysis of research in the field of peace and conflict studies. Other actions have included organizing the Parkdale Peace Gatherings, sponsoring speakers and discussions, and co-sponsoring the Oregon Arms Spending Alternatives Project.
Patrick Hiller, PhD, Director
221 NW 2nd Ave., Suite 204
Portland, Or 97219
War Resisters League (founded 1923)
WRL affirms that war is a crime against humanity and strives for the nonviolent removal of all causes of war, international or civil, including racism, sexism, and any form of exploitation. Activities include a campaign for Solidarity with Iraq; providing Counter Recruitment resources and training to enable young people to oppose military recruitment in their communities; and supporting GI Rights and Resistance, War Tax Resistance, and a store.
Linda M. Thurston, Office Coordinator
168 Canal Street, Suite 600
New York, NY 10013
Telephone: 212-228-0450, Ext. 14
Whitefeather Peace House (founded 2005)
Founded in the spirit of nonviolence, in the spirit of Dorothy Day, in the spirit of Larry Cloud Morgan (Whitefeather of the Ojibwe) and in the spirit of nonviolent resistance to war, militarism, and injustice, the group conducts educational roundtables, provides meeting space for groups grounded in nonviolence, and helps to organize events. When possible, the house offers overnight hospitality to traveling nonviolent resisters.
Tom Hastings, Co-Founder and Core Member_
3315 North Russet Street
Portland, OR 97217
Witness Against Torture (founded 2005)
This movement is represented by dozens of small groups across the U.S. whose mission is to raise awareness about the torture and indefinite detention of prisoners in Guantanamo, with the ultimate goal of closing the Guantanamo and Bagram detention centers. They also work to combat Islamophobia in the U.S. Actions include demonstrations, workshops, vigils, and fasts; writing letters to prisoners at Guantanamo and their families; and an annual fast. Their website offers videos, leaflets, films, and books as well as a store.
Chris Knestrick, Organizing Team Member
55 East Third Street
New York, NY 10003
Women Against Military Madness (founded 1982)
WAMM is a nonviolent, feminist organization that works in solidarity with others to create a system of social equality, self-determination, and justice through education, action, and the empowerment of women. WAMM spreads the word of peace and justice into the schools and community organizations through our WAMM Action! E-mail list, website, literature tables, and regular public education forums. Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation.
4200 Cedar Avenue South, Suite 3
Minneapolis, MN 55409
The Workable World Trust (founded 2014)
The Trust disseminates and promotes proposals for a more workable system of global governance including improved decision-making and program execution within the United Nations and other global governance agencies. While it focuses on the proposals of its director, Dr. Schwartzberg, published in Transforming the United Nations System: Designs for a Workable World, United Nations University Press, 2013; it will also support additional proposals and initiatives compatible with its general purpose. The Trust has endowed two annual graduate fellowships for students at the University of Minnesota and organized a major international conference, “Creating a Workable World”, at the university’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs in October 2015. It will closely monitor and selectively support initiatives promoted at that event. Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation.
Dr. Joseph E. Schwartzberg, Founder and Director
Nancy Dunlavy, Administrative Assistant
5492 Bald Eagle Blvd. E.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
World Beyond War (founded 2014)
This global nonviolent movement strives to fully end the institution of war and establish a just and sustainable peace. Actions include a Declaration of Peace (signed by thousands of individuals and organizations in 129 nations), online course, speakers bureau, advertising campaign, billboards, signs, maps showing militarism, calendar of peace holidays, video and the music video, “The End of War.” Hold conferences including NoWar2018 and Published book A Global Security System: Alternative to War. Founding Member and Nominated for Peace Prize, US Peace Memorial Foundation.
David Swanson, Director
PO Box 1484
Charlottesville, VA 22902
World Can’t Wait (founded 2005)
A national movement to organize people to repudiate, stop, and demand prosecution for criminal acts by our government including occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, the global “war of terror”, torture, rendition, spying, and political repression. The group holds protests and publishes ads in national and local media. Campaigns include War Criminals Watch to protest against war criminals when they come to a community, Crimes are Crimes - No Matter Who Does Them, and We Are Not Your Soldiers, an anti-military recruiters campaign.
Debra Sweet, Director
305 West Broadway, #185
New York, NY 10013
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