Peacemaking advocate and activist organizations we recommend…
NONVIOLENT PEACEFORCE   The mission of Nonviolent Peaceforce is to build a large-scale trained, international civilian nonviolent peaceforce. Nonviolent Peaceforce is sent to conflict areas to prevent death and destruction and protect human rights, thus creating the space for local groups to enter into dialogue and to seek peaceful resolution to local conflicts. We envision a world in which large-scale unarmed civilian peacekeeping using proven nonviolent strategies is recognized as a viable alternative in preventing, addressing, and mitigating violent conflicts worldwide. Our primary strategy for achieving this vision is the creation of space to foster dialogue. NP USA Office
425 Oak Grove Street Minneapolis, MN 55403 USA Tel: +1.612.871.0005 Fax: +1.612.871.0006
INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION Founded in 1919 in response to the horrors of war in Europe, IFOR has taken a consistent stance against war and its preparation, and has recognized the need for healing and reconciliation in the world. They have a vision of the human community transforming unjust political, social, and economic structures through love in action. IFOR has identified five main areas of concern for continued program development. Many branches and groups carry out local projects on these issues: (1) Decade for a Culture of Nonviolence, (2) Nonviolence Education and Training, (3) Youth Empowerment, (4) Interfaith Cooperation, and (5) Disarmament.
INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION (IFOR)Spoorstraat 38 1815 BK Alkmaar The Netherlands / Pays-Bas Phone: + 31 (0)72 512 3014 Fax:     + 31 (0)72 515 1102 Communications Officer: Fellowship of Reconciliation, USA The Fellowship of Reconciliation envisions a world of justice, peace and freedom.  It is a revolutionary vision of a beloved community were differences are respected, conflicts addressed nonviolently, oppressive structures dismantled, and where people live in harmony with the early, nurtured by diverse spiritual traditions that foster compassion, solidarity and reconciliation.  They have programs on Bosnia, Disarmament, Iraq, Iran, Israel/Palestine, Jewish-Muslim Peace Walk, Latin American & the Caribbean, Nonviolence, Youth Peacemaker Training, Racial Economic and Gender Justice, and many more, and many programs include delegations to some of the countries such as Iran. FOR USA Box 271 Nyack, NY 10960-0271 Phone: (845) 358-4601 Fax: (845) 358-4924 Email:
War Resisters League International War Resisters’ International is based on the declaration that: “War is a crime against humanity. I am therefore determined not to support any kind of war, and to strive for the removal of all causes of war.”  WRI works for a world without war, promotes nonviolent action against the causes of war, and supports and connects people around the world who refuse to take part in war or the preparation of war.
War Resisters League 339 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10012 Phone: (212) 228-0450 Fax: (212) 228-6193 E-Mail:  

Peaceful Tomorrows Peaceful Tomorro­ws is an organization founded by family members of those killed on September 11th who have united to turn our grief into action for peace. By developing and advocating nonviolent options and actions in the pursuit of justice, we hope to break the cycles of violence engendered by war and terrorism. Acknowledging our common experience with all people affected by violence throughout the world, we work to create a safer and more peaceful world for everyone. They currently have campaigns around Afghanistan, Iraq, Guantanamo and Military Commissions, Immigration and Civil Liberties, and other key issues. Peaceful Tomorrows P.O. Box 1818 Peter Stuyvesant Station New York, NY 10009 Phone: 212-598-0970 Email: Peaceful Tomorrows Speakers Bureau Email:  
Clear View Project Buddhist-Based Resources for Relief and Social Change
The Clear View Project provides Buddhist-based resources for relief and social change, promotes dialogue on issues of socially engaged Buddhism, and supports communities in need, internationally and within the United States. Since September 2007’s democracy demonstrations, we have been supporting the Burmese people politically and materially. In line with what the Buddha called the “four requisites” – food, shelter, clothing, and medicine– we will feed those who are hungry, heal those who are ill, and provide spiritual tools of transformation for self and society. Clear View Project 1933 Russell Street Berkeley, CA 94703 Phone: (510) 845-2215 Email:     (or)

Witness for Peace Witness for Peace (WFP) is a politically independent, nationwide grassroots organization of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. WFP’s mission is to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices which contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean. Witness for Peace
3628 12th Street NE, 1st Floor Washington, DC 20017 Phone: (202) 547-6112 National Delegations Organizer: See website for other listings
FRIENDS PEACE TEAMS Friends Peace Teams is a Spirit-led organization working around the world to develop long-term relationships with communities in conflict to create programs for peacebuilding, healing and reconciliation. FPT’s programs build on extensive Quaker experience combining practical and spiritual aspects of conflict resolution. We use processes and methods that respect individuals and help conflicting groups through such programs as the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP], trauma healing, community reconciliation, and peace education.  In all of these programs, we bring together people or groups-in-conflict from different ethnic, political, gender, religious, and/or other conflicting groups. Friends Peace Teams Administrative Office 1001 Park Ave St. Louis, MO 63104 USA
PEACE BRIGADES INTERNATIONAL PBI is an international NGO that promotes nonviolence and protects human rights. Our work is based on the principles of non-partisanship and non-interference in the internal affairs of the organizations we accompany, and our role is to open political space and provide moral support for local activists to carry out their work without fear of repression. Our non-partisanship means that we are free of the constraints faced by the UN and governments, and gives us unique access to information, strengthening our ability to argue the case for international support for human rights defenders under threat. PBI USA 1326 9th St, NW Washington, DC 20001 Phone: (202) 232-0142 Fax: (202) 232-0143 Email:  
SIPAZ International Service for Peace SIPAZ is a program of international observation that had its beginning in 1995, following the Zapatista uprising in 1994. It was formed to monitor the conflict in Chiapas, México. Today SIPAZ supports the search for nonviolent solutions that contribute to the construction of a just peace through building tolerance and dialogue among the actors in Chiapas as well as, increasingly, in other areas in México (Oaxaca and Guerrero). At the same time, SIPAZ serves as a bridge for communication and the sharing of information and experiences among organizations and networks that work toward the building of a just and lasting peace at a local, national, regional and international level. SIPAZ Avenida Chilón #8 Barrio El Cerrillo San Cristóbal de las Casas 29220 Chiapas, México Tel/Fax: (+52.967) 63-160-55 E-mail:
A.J. MUSTE MEMORIAL     The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute is a nonprofit charitable foundation established in 1974 to honor the legacy of socialist and labor union activist, A.J. Muste.  He believed that nonviolent action is the means to achieve social and economic justice. Muste was a pacifist and focused his energy on war resistance, civil rights, civil liberties and disarmament. He worked with the Fellowship of Reconciliation,  Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and War Resisters League, and served as editor of Liberation magazine. The Institute provides grants, resources and a wide range of support to activist organizations that use nonviolent strategies to oppose war and promote justice, and publishes and distributes educational materials about nonviolence. A.J. MUSTE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE 339 Lafayette Street New York, New York 10012 Phone: (212) 533-4335 Fax: (212) 228-6193 E-Mail:

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

Peace education resources we recommend…

Campaigns are drawn from nearly every country in the world, in which people overthrew dictators, changed environmental policies, halted racist discrimination, fought for economic justice, established their religious freedom, changed sexist and other oppressive laws, established national independence, and defended their neighborhoods – all by using nonviolent resistance.
God Bless the Whole World is a free online educational resource that provides tools for personal and social transformation. The site feature hundreds of videos, audio files, articles and courses on social justice, spiritual activism, counter oppression, environmentalism and self care among many others. We bring you the voices, ideas and insights from today’s leading spiritual teachers, activists, religious leaders and change makers.
Buddhist Peace Fellowship Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF), founded in 1978, serve as a catalyst for socially engaged Buddhism. Our purpose is to help beings liberate themselves from the suffering that manifests in individuals, relationships, institutions, and social systems. BPF’s programs, publications, and practice groups link Buddhist teachings of wisdom and compassion with progressive social change. Buddhist Peace Fellowship PO Box 3470 Berkeley, CA 94703 Phone:  (510) 655-6169 Fax (510) 655-1369 National Chapter Coordinator:  Caroline Acuna

Martin Luther King Papers Project
In 1985, Coretta Scott King asked Stanford historian, Clayborne Carson to edit and publish The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Since then, the King Papers Project has engaged in a broad range of activities illuminating the Nobel Peace laureate’s life and the movements he inspired.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Research & Education Institute Cypress Hall D – 466 Via Ortega Stanford CA 94305-4146 Phone: (650)723-2092 Fax:   (650) 723-2093No published e-mail address
Martin Luther King Center,
Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, the King Center is the living memorial and institutional guardian of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy. King Center’s programming focuses on developing and disseminating programs that educate the world about Dr. King’s philosophy and methods of nonviolence, human relations, service to mankind, and related teachings.
The King Center449 Auburn Avenue, NEAtlanta, GA 30312Phone: General Information –  (404) 526-8900 Email: General Information:

Pace e Bene   Pace e Bene is an organization dedicated to exploring the spirituality and practice of creative nonviolence as a way of living and being, and as a process for cultural transformation.  The community represents a diversity of spiritual traditions and cultural backgrounds that networks with nonviolence practitioners in many parts of the world. Pace e Bene’s vision is dignity, justice, and peace for all, and they work to foster a just and peaceful world through nonviolent education, community-building, and action. Pace e Bene-California 2501 Harrison Street Oakland, CA 94612 Phone:  (510) 268-8765 Pace e Bene-Nevada 1420 W. Bartlett Avenue Las Cegas, NV  89106 Phone:  (702) 648-2281  

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

The Albert Einstein Institution The Albert Einstein Institution is a nonprofit organization whose goals are to understand the dynamics of nonviolent action in conflicts, to explore its policy potential, and to communicate this through print and other media, translations, conferences, consultations, and workshops.
Transcend International TRANSCEND INTERNATIONAL connects autonomous individuals and centers working on peace by peaceful means, development by developmental means and environment by environmental means. The mission statement defines four pillars: To bring about a more peaceful world by using action, education/training, dissemination and research to handle conflicts with empathy, nonviolence and creativity.
Transcend International, Inc.P.O. Box 6061Ashland, VA For general information please write to us at Info

Global Exchange   Global Exchange, an education and action resource center, advances a PEOPLE’S GLOBALIZATION that values the rights of workers and the health of the planet; that prioritizes international collaboration as central to ensuring peace; and that aims to create a local, green economy designed to embrace the diversity of our communities. In response to the global degradation caused by this system of elite globalization, Global Exchange envisions an alternative economics of quality, centered upon protecting international human rights, to ensure that the cost of globalization does not come at the expense of us all.   Global Exchange 2017 Mission Street, 2nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94110 Phone:  (415) 255-7296 Fax: (415) 255-7498 General Information:

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

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

The American Friends Service Committee is a practical expression of the faith of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Committed to the principles of nonviolence and justice, we seek to understand and address the root causes of poverty, injustice, and war, and are called to confront, nonviolently, powerful institutions of violence, evil, oppression, and injustice. We work to relieve and prevent suffering through both immediate aid and long-term development, and seek to serve the needs of people on all sides of violent strife. We work with all people in pursuit of justice, and encourage collaboration in social transformation towards a society that recognizes the dignity of each person. the NO NUKES consortium of peace and ecology groups

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

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

Alternatives to Violence Project/USA


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

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

Explore Reverence-for-Life as a spiritual path for the 21st century, and a guiding philosophy for the ecologial and political mending of a broken world. Click image below to download PDF version of poster.


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