This page shows web links to Peace Organizations. These are listed alphabetically.
From website: "AVP is a nationwide and worldwide association of volunteer groups offering experiential workshops in conflict resolution, responses to violence, and personal growth. AVP is dedicated to reducing the level of violence in our society. Our goal is to reduce the level of violence by introducing people to ways of resolving conflict that reduce their need to resort to violence as the solution. The Alternatives to Violence Project is designed to create successful personal interactions and transform violent situations. We're dedicated to teaching the same non-violent skills and techniques that were used by Mohandas Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We do our training where violence is found. Our workshops target: Prisons, Communities, and Schools."
The American Friends Service Committee was founded in 1917 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and continues to engage in peace programs as well as other social justice, service, and development programs throughout the world. The AFSC, along with the British Friends Service Council, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947.
From web page: "What would happen if Christians devoted the same discipline and self-sacrifice to nonviolent peacemaking that armies devote to war?"
Mission Statement: "FOR seeks to replace violence, war, racism, and economic injustice with nonviolence, peace, and justice. We are an interfaith organization committed to active nonviolence as a transforming way of life and as a means of radical change. We educate, train, build coalitions, and engage in nonviolent and compassionate actions locally, nationally, and globally."
Mission Statement: "Friends for a Non-Violent World’s
mission is to end the occasion for violence. We provide tools, training and
opportunities for people to take leadership in creating a non-violent society.
We draw from Quaker traditions and affirm the dignity and self-determination of
each person, promoting non-violence as a powerful means to accomplish all just
ends." Based in St. Paul, Minnesota.
From web page:
"Friends Peace Teams is a Spirit-led organization working around the world to
develop long-term relationships with communities in conflict to create programs
for peacebuilding, healing and reconciliation. FPT’s programs build on
extensive Quaker experience combining practical and spiritual aspects of
conflict resolution." Founded in 1993.
Under the name of the People's Initiative for Departments of Peace, the Global Alliance for Ministries and Departments of Peace was launched at the first People's Summit for Departments of Peace, held in London October 18-19, 2005, with the intention of supporting national-level campaigns to establish departments of peace in governments throughout the world.
From web page: "Jewish Peace Fellowship is a Jewish voice in the peace community and a peace voice in the Jewish community. We are a nondenominational Jewish organization committed to active nonviolence as a means of resolving conflict, drawing on Jewish traditional sources within the Torah, the Talmud and contemporary peacemaking sages like Martin Buber, Judah Magnes and Abraham Joshua Heschel."
From web page: "The Karuna Center for Peacebuilding is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization that offers international training programs in conflict transformation, intercommunal dialogue, and reconciliation. The core of Karuna Center’s work takes place in post-conflict regions of the world at the request of local partners."
From web page: "The Muslim Peace Fellowship (Ansar as-Salam) is a gathering of peace and
justice-oriented Muslims of all backgrounds who are dedicated to making the
beauty of Islam evident in the world.
From web page: "North Country Veterans For Peace (NCVFP) Chapter 121 is an officially recognized chapter of the national organization Veterans For Peace, Inc. (www.veteransforpeace.org). Chartered in the spring of 2005, our chapter holds regular meetings in Potsdam and Canton, NY.
"While we are not anti-military, we do believe that members of our armed forces should not be put at risk without using every effort to ensure that war is the last resort. We support all the men and women who serve at home and abroad and dedicate ourselves to issues concerning all members of the military and veterans.
"We believe that bringing the cost of war to public recognition is good but it’s not enough. Because most of us have served in the military, we believe that no one should enlist without fully understanding what such a commitment means. We feel that school age children should not be targeted by military recruiters, and that adults who choose to enlist should have full and honest disclosure."
Mission Statement from
web page: "The mission of the Nonviolent Peaceforce is to build a trained,
international civilian nonviolent peace force. The Nonviolent Peaceforce will be
sent to conflict areas to prevent death and destruction and protect human
rights, thus creating the space for local groups to struggle nonviolently, enter
into dialogue, and seek peaceful resolution."
Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania
Peace and Justice
Support Network (Mennonite)
From web page: "Peace Brigades International (PBI) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) which protects human rights and promotes nonviolent transformation of conflicts."
Network of peace organizations in Africa, Europe, and
North America. May now be called the Quaker Peace Network?
Mission statement, from web page: Our mission is to
build a non-violent society where
Quaker Network on Peaceful Prevention of Violent Conflict, Focus Africa
From web page: "The World Conference of Religions for Peace is the largest international coalition of representatives from the world's great religions who are dedicated to achieving peace. Respecting cultural differences while celebrating our common humanity, Religions for Peace is active on every continent and in some of the most troubled places on earth, creating multi-religious partnerships that mobilize the moral and social resources of religious people to address their shared problems."
From web page: "Religions for Peace - USA is a coalition comprised of
leaders from over 50 U.S. religious communities, it is one of 55 national
chapters of Religions
for Peace International. RFP-USA operates on the conviction that
multi-religious cooperation and common action can be powerful instruments in the
quest for constructive social development, justice, reconciliation, and
The Peace Alliance is a nonpartisan citizen action organization advocating
for legislation that supports a culture of peace. We work to foster positive,
proactive change toward the creation of a more nonviolent and peaceful
From web page: "Believing war to be a crime against humanity, the War Resisters League, founded in 1923, advocates Gandhian nonviolence as the method for creating a democratic society free of war, racism, sexism, and human exploitation."
Links last checked and updated: 10/13/08