US Peace Memorial Foundation
The US Peace Registry recognizes the work of more than eighty organizations that are role models for a broad range of peace and antiwar actions and activities.
AlterNet (founded 1998)
This independent online news magazine provides free online content to millions of readers and is a progressive alternative to commercial media. The mission is to stimulate, inform, and inspire action and advocacy on topics including the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, war, and peace. Articles offer critiques of policies, investigative reports, and analysis.
Roxanne Cooper, Editor and Publisher
P.O. Box 21040
Washington, DC 20009
The American Friends Service Committee (founded 1917)
AFSC, a Quaker organization, focuses on building lasting peace with justice. The organization 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. 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, 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. US Peace Prize nominee, 2014.
Mark Graham, Director of Communications
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Arkansas Coalition for Peace and Justice (founded 2002)
ACPJ is an association of individuals and organizations whose mission is to promote peaceful and just relationships between individuals, communities, organizations, governing bodies, and the environment, by focusing on three areas: peace and nonviolence, social justice, and ecology. Activities include bringing the Eyes Wide Open exhibit to Little Rock, AR, demonstrating against the Iraq War, supporting the Arkansas Peace Week celebration, sponsoring the Unembedded photo exhibit about the Iraq War, and an annual commemoration to remember victims of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Bob Estes, Chair
P.O. Box 250398
Little Rock, AR 72225
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 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 and President
Dr. Terrence Webster-Doyle, Director
2037 Harvard Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698
Telephone: 800-848-6021 or 727-238-8311
Beyond Nuclear (founded 2007)
Beyond Nuclear’s mission is to educate the public about the connections between nuclear power and nuclear weapons and the need to abolish both. The organization advocates for an end to the development and use of nuclear power and nuclear weapons and promotes safer, sustainable alternatives. Actions include media interviews and articles, and publishing reports, fact sheets, pamphlets, and a newsletter.
Linda Pentz Gunter, Founder
7304 Carroll Avenue #182
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Black Alliance for Peace (founded 2017)
BAP’s mission is to recapture and redevelop the historic antiwar, anti-imperialist, and pro-peace positions of the radical black movement. The organization works to oppose war through educational activities, organizing and supporting campaigns, and other sponsored events. Campaigns have included Divest From the Military; No Compromise, No Retreat, to stop war against African/Black people in the U.S. and abroad; Demilitarize the United States and the World; U.S. Out of Africa!; and the BAP 2020 Candidate Campaign, which calls on all elected officials to address issues of war and militarism by signing a 2020 Candidate Pledge, asking individuals to sign a 2020 Candidate Petition, and asking organizations to sign a 2020 Election Campaign Endorsement Form. Other actions include a blog, media interviews, and public speaking engagements. BAP is a founding member of the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases.
Ajamu Baraka, National Organizer and Spokesperson
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 trips to Russia; and the President’s Column, which has articles including “Waiting Out the Potential Strike On Syria” “Developing World Crisis? What to Do?,” and “Citizen Diplomacy: A Critical Need in 2019.”
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, and 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. US Peace Prize nominee, 2016.
Joám Evans Pim, Director
3653 Tantalus Dr.
Honolulu, HI 96822-5033
Center for Religious Tolerance (founded 2006)
This organization initiates and supports local, national, and international interfaith activities, conflict management, trauma awareness, and social change strategies, 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 news and events, a blog, publications, newsletters, podcasts, and partnerships with other groups.
Dr. Andrea K. Blanch, Founder and Director
520 Ralph Street,
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. To promote nonviolent alternatives to war, 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, therefore embracing the vision of unarmed intervention waged by committed peacemakers. Actions include webinars and campaigns, non-violence training, books, and other literature. The organization sends delegations worldwide to help communities that are victims of violent oppression and/or human rights violations.
Carol Rose, Co-Director Operations
Doug Pritchard, Co-Director Program
Chicago, IL 60680-6508
CODEPINK: Women For Peace (founded 2002)
A women-initiated grassroots 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 opposes the U.S. war in Afghanistan, Venezuela and other countries, U.S economic sanctions, the detention center at Guantanamo, U.S.
support for the Israeli occupation of Palestine and repressive regimes; and advocates divesting from the U.S war machine
and boycotting Saudi Arabia. They organize protests, vigils, educational programs, congressional briefings, marches, online campaigns, and other 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 the president’s national security speech at the National Defense University, hand delivered “Women Say No War on Iran” petition to the president’s spouse, “War is Not Green,” “Close Guantanamo,” “Arrest the War Criminals,” “Women Say NO to War,” Camp Casey, “New Good Neighbor Policy,” “Mother’s Day for Peace,” “Peace Positions for Presidential Candidates,” “Stop Hate/Dump Trump,” “International Day of Action: No War With Iran,” cultivating a “Local Peace Economy,” and other actions including projecting antiwar messages onto a Trump hotel, a blog, and promoting books: Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control and Stop the Next War Now! Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism. See tenth anniversary video for more details. Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation. US Peace Prize recipient, “In recognition of inspirational antiwar leadership and creative grassroots activism,” 2014.
Medea Benjamin, Co-Founder and Co-Director
Jodie Evans, Co-Founder & Co-Director
2010 Linden Ave
Venice, CA 90291
Consistent Life (founded 1987)
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
Costs of War Project (founded 2011)
This is a research collaboration at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. More than fifty political scientists, anthropologists, economists, humanitarians, and lawyers from multiple universities and organizations are engaged in the work. Through ongoing research and analysis of the impacts of the post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the conflicts in Pakistan and Syria, the project seeks to shed light on the hidden and unacknowledged costs of war in terms of human casualties, economic expense, social consequences, and political effects in the United States and internationally. Contributors to the project conduct studies, and publish papers and the latest figures.
Dr. Stephanie Savell, Project Co-Director
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 the government’s current policies of empire. The website documents their support of U.S. military members who have objected to war. The organization produces podcasts, a newsletter, people-power strategy to end war, books, a leaflet, and campaigns. US Peace Prize nominee, 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, a blog, events, and Peace Hero stories that emphasize 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 other 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 activities include leadership training, education, presenting fellowships for peace leadership, a store, the Fellowship Magazine, a video library, and support for anti-drone initiatives and the “Demilitarizing Lives in the U.S. and Abroad” project. They are a branch of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation.
Rev. Dr. Emma Jordan-Simpson, Executive Director
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. Their activities include committees and working groups, a blog, a calendar of events, resources for education and veteran outreach, and a Funding for Diplomacy appeal. They have taken positions against the Iraq invasion, against funding for continuing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and urging for deadlines for withdrawal from both countries. Other activities include hosting public antiwar speeches, conducting petition drives urging members of Congress to end wars, identifying peace candidates for public office, and distributing and installing yard signs: “How is the war economy working for you?” for their War is Making us Poor campaign. Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation.
Gene Jones, President
P.O. Box 2311
Sarasota, FL 34230
Food Not Bombs (founded 1980)
This all volunteer worldwide movement shares free vegetarian food with the hungry in protest to war and poverty. They provide food and supplies to people participating in occupations, strikes, marches, protests, and other events. Activities include videos, events, “Food Not Bombs ‘Soupstock’ Anniversary” gatherings, and a store with books such as Hungry for Peace. US Peace Prize nominee, 2013.
Keith McHenry, Co-Founder
P.O. Box 422
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Friends for a NonViolent World (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) training, podcasts, People Camp, an events calendar, and the Everyday Nonviolence blog. Other activities include a newsletter, forums, demonstrations, calls-to-action, and position papers.
Bob Nechal, Managing Director
393 Dunlap St., Suite 307
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 other peace-themed 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 percent of 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
1101-1127 Monterey St.
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 an events calendar, newsletters and updates, annual vigils to commemorate 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)
GCP’s mission is to promote non-violence as an effective and positive means 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 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
Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space (founded 1992)
The network plans events and offers news items, videos, music, links and relevant websites, and a store. Other activities include organizing protests and holding annual conferences 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 action, through educational panels with filmmakers and activists involved in these issues. Other activities include the CITYARTS festival and Student Peace Art Exhibit.
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 Nonpartisan 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; 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
New York, NY 10017
Human Rights and Peace Store (founded 2006)
This online store 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 schools, homes, workplaces, and communities. It provides access to human rights and peace education books, curricula, posters, training guides, multi-media materials, gifts, bookmarks, and other resources through links with partnering organizations, publishers, small presses, and community-based initiatives.
N-120 Mondale Hall
University of Minnesota
229–19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
International Cities of Peace (founded 2009)
The mission of this network, which includes almost 300 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 three thousand 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). US Peace Prize nominee, 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. JVP has led efforts to oppose the wars on Gaza, and urged members of Congress to support the Iran Nuclear Deal. Actions have included issuing policy statements, fact sheets, educational videos, ads and posters, protest demonstrations, petition, and press releases. Examples of campaigns include: “Deadly Exchange: Ending US-Israel Police Partnerships, Reclaiming Safety,” “Divestment from Hewlett-Packard,” and “Network Against Islamophobia.” US Peace Prize nominee, 2019.
Stefanie Fox, Executive Director
P.O. Box 589
Berkeley, CA 94701
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 such as End US Drone Strikes in Pakistan and John Kerry: Talk to Iran About Syria. Other activities are the Iran Media Fact Check and email campaigns including End the War on Yemen and Prevent War with Venezuela.
Robert Naiman, Policy Director
4410 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, #290
Washington, DC 20016
Kings Bay Plowshares 7 (founded 2018)
This group of seven Catholic activists protested the use of nuclear weapons by entering Kings Bay Trident Naval Submarine Base in St. Mary’s, Georgia, on April 4, 2018, to bring an indictment charging the U.S. government with crimes against peace. Their activities included hanging crime scene tape and banners and carrying hammers to “beat swords into plowshares.” The seven were found guilty of various charges and are either jailed or face prison sentences for their symbolic disarmament of Trident II D-5 missiles. Other actions include a petition to dismiss charges, a Letter to the Pope webinars, and a fact sheet.
P.O. Box 3087
Washington, DC 20010
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 twenty-five 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, videos, and rallies for peace and justice. 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. Projects include events, actions with other organizations, and resources including a Fiscal Year Military Spending card and the Peacemakers of Minnesota Video Series. MAP sponsors and/or supports 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 16396
Minneapolis, MN 55419
National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (founded 2003)
Members of 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, and marching, at the NSA headquarters.
325 E. 25th St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (founded 2003)
NNOMY is a 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, newsletter, and a resource library of downloadable reports, videos, brochures, and other information. US Peace Prize nominee, 2019.
Rick Jahnkow, Steering Committee
3850 Westgate Place
San Diego, CA 92105
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 refuses to participate in the tax system which supports such violence. 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. Members participate in Resist!, a collection of letters to the IRS; programs and events and resources promoting war tax resistance; a store; and media including a blog, articles, and war tax resister video clips. Produced film Death and Taxes about motivations, methods, risks, and rewards of war tax resistance.
Lincoln Rice, Coordinator
P.O. Box 5616
Milwaukee, WI 53205
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 internationally.
John C. Attig, Founder and past President
P.O. Box 21201
Eugene, OR 97402
Nonviolence International (founded 1989)
NVI’s mission is to advocate for active nonviolence through support of creative, constructive nonviolent campaigns worldwide including “Stop Killer Robots” and support for “No War-No Warming.” This 501(c)(3) organizes international conferences on nonviolent resistance, youth and adult nonviolent action training programs, and provides financial sponsorship of groups including Control Arms Coalition, International Action Network on Small Arms, and Freedom Flotilla Coalition. The organization publishes educational materials including an anti-coup d’etat training manual, peace education curriculum for high school students in Indonesia, and a book. Other actions include a speaking tour and participating in protests. NVI is a member of No U.S. Bases Network, serves on the international steering committee against foreign military bases, and served on the advisory council of Occupation Watch.
Michael Beer, Director
4000 Albemarle St. NW, #401
Washington, DC 20016
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. The foundation offers educational resources including a newsletter, publications, press releases, an annual peace poetry contest, videos, and it operates a 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. Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation.
Dr. David Krieger, Founder and President
1622 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
NuclearWakeUpCall.Earth (founded 2018)
Established after the Hawaii missile scare, this organization’s mission is to awaken people to nuclear dangers and inspire action to transform nuclear policy and U.S.-Russia relations to move toward a world without nuclear weapons. Through citizen diplomacy, education, film, mediation, indigenous wisdom, music and cultural exchange, the organization encourages the people of the U.S. and Russia to compel their political leaders to take concrete steps to reduce the risk of a nuclear catastrophe and work with all countries to eliminate nuclear weapons. Their website offers ten steps to reduce nuclear risk in The Nuclear Playbook campaign and a What You Can Do action plan. Other activities include seminars, interviews, concert tours, a festival for peace, a mentoring program for women, events, documentaries and inspirational videos, podcasts, and articles. Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation.
Cynthia Lazaroff, Founder & Executive Director
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, forty-day fast for Christian Nonviolence, and Hiroshima/Nagasaki Memorial. Educational programs such as Just War/Just Peace and Seventy Times Seven are offered to the public.
Dr. Rosemarie Pace, 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. Their programs include The Peace Ribbon 2020 and Back from the Brink, both calls to prevent nuclear war, and the School of the Americas protest. Resources include No War with Iran statements, studies, and actions, webinars, and brochures and support for conscientious objection. Other activities include a blog and news.
Peace Abbey (founded 1988)
This organization, based on faith in action and activist pacifism, is dedicated to creating innovative models for society that empower individuals on the paths of nonviolence, peacemaking, and cruelty-free living. Projects include creating and installing public peace memorials, leading requiem Stonewalks worldwide to commemorate unknown civilian casualties of war, a Pacifist Memorial, Conscientious Objectors Cremation Cemetery, National Registry for Conscientious Objection, Traveling Peace Sculpture Exhibit, an Interfaith Peace Chaplaincy, Int’l Courage of Conscience Award, and affiliating with The Life Experience School. They also offer a gathering place for peace activists, training in nonviolent civil disobedience, and Peace Seeds interfaith prayers. (In 2012, the Peace Abbey’s materials and holdings were incorporated into the University of Massachusetts, Boston.) Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation.
Lewis M. Randa, Founder/Director
16 Lavender Street
Millis, MA 02054
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. This organization also distributes the film Admissions - A Film for Peace and leads an initiative to recognize the International Day of Peace.
Scott Bruer, Founder
P.O. Box 10432
Marina Del Rey, CA 90295
YouTube: Our Vision of PeaceNow
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 conclude 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. Projects include Research highlights of the author's studies, publications, and a model for a new democracy.
Dr. William A. McConochie, 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, and others 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, gives two awards, The Anthony J. Marsella Award and The Josephine "Scout" Wollman Fuller Award, and sends letters to the president, secretary of defense, 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 public policy making. Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation. US Peace Prize nominee, 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. It produces news, 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
1500 West El Camino Ave #370
Sacramento, CA 95833
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 helped found Interfaith Paths to Peace in Louisville, KY, and serves on its board. On a Veterans Day the church saluted veterans and a conscientious objector 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
Truthout (founded 2001)
This nonprofit news organization provides independent reporting and commentary that seeks to inspire direct action and bring about social change by exposing government and corporate exploitation as they relate to social justice issues. Their website offers news, op-eds, analysis, and interviews on many topics including War & Peace.
Maya Schenwar, Editor-in-Chief
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, 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
United National Antiwar Coalition (founded 2010)
UNAC’s goal is to bring together organizations and movements to unify people to fight against war and injustice at home and abroad. The coalition opposes all U.S. wars and interventions and defends civil liberties, using mass mobilization as a means to effect change. It supports and/or organizes campaigns including “People’s Mobilization to Stop the US War Machine,” “Venezuelan Embassy Protectors Collective Defense,” “Hands off Venezuela: No Coup, No War, No Sanctions,” and “Hands Off Syria Coalition.” Other actions include participating in demonstrations and rallies, issuing statements and reports, a conference, a blog, and petition drives.
Joe Lombardo, Co-Coordinator
P.O. Box 123
Delmar, NY 12054
U.S. Peace Council (founded 1979)
This peace-and-disarmament activist organization is affiliated with the World Peace Council. USPC opposes U.S. wars and interventions in other countries by advocating the prohibition of all weapons of mass destruction and the closing of foreign military bases. Antiwar activities include delegations at the UN, a petition to cut the military budget, and issuing statements,
campaigns, and calls to action including “Stop the US-Led Coup Against Venezuela!,” “A Call for National Mobilization to Oppose NATO, War, and Racism,” and “We Must Prevent Imperialist Aggression Against Syria.” The Council is a founding member of the Coordinating Committee of United For Peace and Justice and the U.S. Hands Off Syria Coalition; member of the Administrative Committee of the United National Antiwar Coalition; and member and organizer of solidarity delegations to Syria and Venezuela. Other projects include initiator and coordinator of the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases; the Global Campaign Against US/NATO Military Bases; co-coordinator of the Embassy Protectors Defense Committee; and main organizer of the National Conference Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases and the International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases. Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation.
Dr. Bahman Azad, Executive Secretary
P.O. Box 3105
New Haven, CT 06515
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 the annual US 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. The foundation celebrates these role models to inspire other Americans to speak out against war and to work for peace.
Dr. Michael D. Knox, Founder and 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 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; 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 projects are to end and prevent wars through campaigns against military recruiting in schools, promote the original meaning of Armistice Day, Veterans Challenge Islamophobia, public actions to oppose drone warfare, concerts, poetry contests, 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. The website has downloadable brochures, images, and handouts as well as a store. The organization also hosts an annual national convention. Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation. US Peace Prize recipient, “In recognition of heroic efforts to expose the causes and costs of war and to prevent and end armed conflict,” 2016.
Garett Reppenhagen, Executive Director
3407 S. Jefferson Ave, #219
St. Louis MO 63118
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. Among their activities are conferences, projects including Challenging the Pentagon, commemorative events, resources such as books and films, a 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. Its members have marched and engaged in acts of civil disobedience, often resulting in arrest and imprisonment, and have traveled to war zones to contact peace activists and bear witness to the effects of U.S. war-making on ordinary civilians. Educational projects include Drone Activism, Shut Down Guantanamo, Peace with Russia, Peace with Iran, Action for Yemen, and Abolishing Nuclear Weapons. The Afghanistan program includes a Duvet Project for destitute families, Street Kids School, and educational Videos from Afghanistan. Other activities are a newsletter, a schedule of events, books and DVDs, and a speakers bureau.
Kathy Kelly, Co-Coordinator
1249 Argyle St. #2
Chicago, IL 60640
Walpole Peace and Justice Group (founded 1981)
This group is committed to promoting peace and justice in the community and the larger world through education, study, witness, advocacy, and action. 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 two hundred 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.
Dr. Patrick Hiller, 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
Whatcom Peace and Justice Center (founded 2002)
WPJC is a grassroots organization centered on social justice and resisting war and militarism, both abroad and at home. The group was born out of the longest-running weekly peace vigil in the United States, operating under the sponsorship of the Bellingham Friends Committee until it received its own 501(c)(3) status in 2002. Activities and resources include an Alternatives to Military Service program, which makes yearly visits to all schools in Whatcom County; workshops and expert speakers; a peace library; direct action campaigns; a bi-weekly newsletter; a community blog; an annual fundraiser for International Day of Peace; and being a member of the Washington Against Nuclear Weapons coalition. The physical space of the center also works as a community hub. US Peace Prize nominee, 2020.
Aline Prata, Executive Director
1220 Bay Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
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 featured event. Their website offers videos, leaflets, films, and books as well as a store.
Chris Knestrick, Organizing Team Member
55 East Third
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 their events calendar, vigils, newsletters, and committees including Ground All Drones, End War/Ban Nuclear Weapons Campaign, and Middle East. Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation.
K. Dooley, Director
4200 Cedar Avenue South, Suite #3
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Women Cross DMZ (founded 2014)
WCDMZ is a global movement of women mobilizing for peace on the Korean Peninsula. Its mission is to achieve a formal end to the Korean War, replace the armistice with a peace agreement, reunite separated families, and involve women in all levels of the peace building process. Their website offers educational resources as well as advocacy programs including meetings with senior officials from the U.S., South and North Korea, and other countries, videos/webinars, women’s symposiums and leadership training, delegations, and providing humanitarian aid in North Korea. Other projects include Take Action to support peace in Korea, a monthly newsletter, and events.
Christine Ahn, Executive Director
Contact form: www.womencrossdmz.org/about-us/contact
Women’s March on the Pentagon (founded 2018)
This is a women-led coalition of groups and citizens around the world who demand an end to the ongoing U.S. military aggression across the globe, and the continuing bipartisan increases in Pentagon funding. Actions have included marching, fasting, pledging, and petitions. The organization also works to revive the antiwar movement in the U.S. Their issues include war’s effect on Women and the Environment; Yemen, Venezuela, Where the Money Goes, and Rage Against The War Machine. US Peace Prize nominee, 2019.
Cindy Sheehan, Founder/Coordinator
P.O. Box 6264
Vacaville, CA 95696
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 founder, Dr. Schwartzberg, published in Transforming the United Nations System: Designs for a Workable World, it will also support additional proposals and initiatives. The trust has endowed two annual graduate fellowships for students at the University of Minnesota and organized an international conference, “Creating a Workable World” at the university’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs in October 2015. Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation.
Nancy Dunlavy, Director
445 Wacouta St., Unit 101
St. Paul, MN 55101
World BEYOND War (founded 2014)
WBW is a grassroots, global network of activists, chapters, and affiliated organizations that advocate for war abolition. This nonviolent movement strives to end war and establish a just and sustainable peace. They work to debunk the myths that war is inevitable, just, necessary, or beneficial, and they advocate for an “alternative global security system” based on demilitarizing security, managing conflict nonviolently, and creating a culture of peace. Peace education, a core pillar of WBW’s work, outlines the economic, environmental, democratic, cultural and moral downsides of war and preparations for war. Educational offerings include the book A Global Security System: An Alternative to War, a daily Peace Almanac, the Study War No More discussion and action guide, online courses, fact sheets, newsletters, podcasts, webinars, a Speakers Bureau, billboards, mapping militarism charts, a video library, and a global events map. WBW’s grassroots campaigns focus on weapons divestment and closing military bases around the world as critical steps toward dismantling the war machine. Other actions include a store, a No to NATO - Yes to Peace Festival, an annual and global #NoWar conference, and a Declaration of Peace, which has been signed by individuals and organizations in 175 countries worldwide. Founding Member, US Peace Memorial Foundation. US Peace Prize nominee, 2015, 2019, and 2020.
David Swanson, Executive Director
513 E Main Street, #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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