Peace & nonviolence

 

Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition against the War -- Coalition of Asian and Pacific Islander groups and individuals who are coming together in the aftermath of the September 11 attack. We are working to build a more just and peaceful society and are particularly concerned with educating and organizing APIs to join our anti-war efforts. www.apicaw.com

Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors -- CCCO supports and promotes individual and collective resistance to war and preparations for war. www.objector.org

Civil Disobediance Training -- www.actupny.org/documents/CDdocuments/HistoryNV.html

Foundation for Global Community -- A project-based nonprofit educational organization, dedicated to reconnecting people, the planet, and prosperity. Recognizing that natural, social, and economic systems are all parts of a single interconnected whole, the Foundation has been promoting cultural change, facilitating personal development, and strengthening community connections for over 50 years. www.globalcommunity.org

Global Peace Now -- Espouses bringing back the spiritual relationship with the Earth and each other. www.globalpeacenow.com

Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization -- IFCO was founded in 1967 by progressive church leaders and activists. Its purpose: to advance the struggles of oppressed people for justice and self-determination. For nearly three decades, IFCO has assisted the poor and disenfranchised in developing and sustaining community organizations to fight human and civil rights injustices. www.ifconews.org

Mahatma Gandhi eArchive -- Electronic source of Gandhian information. Books, photos, videos, audios by and about Gandhi. www.mahatma.com

Michigan Peace Teams -- MPT empowers people to engage in active nonviolent peacemaking. It was started in 1993, in response to the growing need for civilian peacemakers both international and in the U.S. Offers nonviolence training workshops and provides opportunities to join peace team. MPT is in the forefront of world-wide efforts to create nonviolent alternatives to militarism and the force of arms to resolve conflict and restore peace. www.michiganpeaceteam.org

M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence - Mission is to promote and apply the principles of nonviolence locally, nationally, and globally, to prevent violence and resolve personal and public conflicts through research, education, and programming. www.gandhiinstitute.net

National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee -- National coalition of groups providing war tax resistance information, counseling and local contacts. "If you work for peace, stop paying for war." www.nwtrcc.org

Nonviolent Peace Force -- Seeks to bring Third Party Nonviolent Intervention to a new level by creating a standing trained nonviolent "Peaceforce". Goals are: to develop the theory and practice of third party nonviolent intervention; to increase the pool of trained people available for nonviolent intervention; to create, maintain and enlarge an initial standing force of 200 active members, 400 reserves and 500 supporters; and to deploy large-scale third party nonviolent intervention teams in conflict situations. www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org

Not in Our Name -- We are people of conscience who cannot stand silent as our government wages war without limits of time and space. We cannot stand silent as immigrants are rounded up and detained. We cannot stand silent in the face of new police state restrictions threatening the very right to dissent. www.notinourname.net

Pastors for Peace -- IFCO/Pastors for Peace is a special ministry of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, created in 1988 to pioneer the delivery of humanitarian aid to Latin America and the Carribean. Since then, many thousands of people have participated in almost 35 caravans to Mexico and Central America, and 12 to Cuba. www.ifconews.org

Pathways to Peace -- International not-for-profit peace building, educational, and consulting organization. The mission of Pathways To Peace is threefold: to expand the comprehension and substantive expression of Peace and peacebuilding practices at all levels; to build Cultures of Peace by uniting and enhancing the strengths of existing organizations and programs along eight paths to Peace; to contribute, through consultation and direct participation, to the evolving mission of the United Nations and to citizens' worldwide participation in the International Day of Peace (Hear The Children Day). www.pathwaystopeace.org

Peace Brigades International -- A non-governmental organization (NGO) which protects human rights and promotes nonviolent transformation of conflicts. When invited, we send teams of volunteers into areas of repression and conflict. The volunteers accompany human rights defenders, their organizations and others threatened by political violence. Perpetrators of human rights abuses usually do not want the world to witness their actions. The presence of volunteers backed by a support network helps to deter violence. In this way, we create space for local activists to work for social justice and human rights. www.peacebrigades.org

Peace X Peace -- Connecting Women for Peace across divides. www.peacexpeace.org

Peaceful Tomorrows -- Advocacy organization founded by families of September Eleventh victims. Its mission is to seek effective nonviolent responses to terrorism, and identify a commonality with all people similarly affected by violence throughout the world. www.peacefultomorrows.org

Resource Center for Nonviolence -- A 25-year old peace and social justice organization dedicated to promoting the principles of nonviolent social change and enhancing the quality of life and human dignity. www.rcnv.org

School of the Americas Watch -- Dedicated to closing down the US Army School of Americas (SOA), based in Fort Benning, Georgia, which trains Latin American soldiers in combat, counter-insurgency, and counter-narcotics. Graduates of the SOA are responsible for some of the worst human rights abuses in Latin America. www.soaw.org

Transnational Foundation for Peace & Future Research -- Website of Johan Galtung, Professor of peace studies at the University of Hawaii, the University of Witten/Herdecke, the European Peace University, and the University of Tromsoe. He established the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) in 1959 and the Journal of Peace Research in 1964. He has published hundreds of articles and over 50 books, including recently "Human Rights in Another Key", "Choose Peace" and "Peace By Peaceful Means. Peace and Conflict, Development and Civilization." He is a consultant to several UN agencies, a constant traveling lecturer and has recently founded "Transcend", a global network of experts trained in conflict analysis who do field work in various trouble spots. www.transnational.org

War Resisters League -- 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. www.warresisters.org

Witness for Peace -- Politically independent, grassroots organization committed to onviolence and led by faith and conscience. Its mission is to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing US policies and corporate practices which contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean. Maintains programs for socially responsible travel, personal experience, popular education and grassroots activism. www.witnessforpeace.org

Women in Black -- The Women in Black stand in silent vigil to protest war, rape as a tool of war, ethnic cleansing and human rights abuses all over the world. We are silent because mere words cannot express the tragedy that wars and hatred bring. www.womeninblack.org

Women's Action for New Directions -- WAND's mission is to empower women to act politically to reduce violence and militarism, and redirect excessive military resources toward unmet human and environmental needs. www.wand.org

Women for Peace -- We are women dedicated to the cause of international disarmament. We oppose our government's enormous military expenditures and urge that our country's wealth be devoted, instead, to meeting needs such as education, housing, health care, and protection of the environment. We first came together in 1961 to demand the banning of above-ground nuclear tests. www.womenforpeace.org