National and Global Peace Education

These websites provide information on or work to address war, militarism, and global conflict.

 

American Friends Service Committee 

http://www.afsc.org
Founded by Quakers in 1917, the American Friends Service Committee carries out service, development, social justice, and peace programs throughout the world.

 

 

The Carter Center
http://www.cartercenter.org/
The Carter Center is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering. It seeks to create a world in which every man, woman, and child has the opportunity to enjoy good health and live in peace.

 

 

Center for Defense Information
http://www.cdi.org/
Provides expert analysis on various components of U.S. national security, international security and defense policy. CDI promotes wide-ranging discussion and debate on security issues such as nuclear weapons, space security, missile defense, small arms and military transformation.

 

 

Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors 
http://www.objector.org
Supports and promotes individual and collective resistance to war and preparations for war.

 

 

Christian Peacemaker Teams 
http://www.cpt.org
This group poses the question, “what would happen if Christians devoted the same discipline and self-sacrifice to nonviolent peacemaking that armies devote to war.”   In response to their faith, this group works towards alternatives to war and preventing violence.

 

 

Democracy NOW! 
http://democracynow.org
Website dedicated to the radio program “Democracy Now” that is featured on over 500 radio stations. The site includes the “The War and Peace Report,” which provides access to people and perspectives rarely heard through mainstream U.S. media sources.

 

 

Fellowship of Reconciliation
http://www.forusa.org
Since 1915, The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) has carried on programs and educational projects concerned with domestic and international peace and justice, nonviolent alternatives to conflict, and the rights of conscience. A nonviolent, interfaith, tax exempt organization, the FOR promotes nonviolence and has members from many religious and ethnic traditions. It is a part of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), which has affiliates in over 40 countries.

 

 

Foreign Policy In Focus
http://www.fpif.org 
This think tank is the collaboration of work done by The International Relations Center (IRC) in Silver City, New Mexico and the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) in Washington, DC. Its mission is to analyze U.S. policy and offer reasonable alternatives that promote and protect economic, political, and social rights for all.

 

 

GI Rights Hotline 
www.girightshotline.org
Provides information to U.S. military personnel about their civil rights.

 

 

The Institute For Policy Studies 
http://www.ips-dc.org 

A multi-issue think tank focused on connecting social movements since the start of the Modern Civil Rights movement. This is a nonprofit organization that provides independent research for grassroots organizers.

 

 

Karuna Center 
http://www.karunacenter.org
Addresses ethnic, political and religious conflict.   Works towards transformation of violent conflict and promotes the development of a culture of peace.

 

 

The King Center
http://www.thekingcenter.org/
Has a wide variety of programs and services in place to fulfill the organization’s mission of building Dr. King’s “Beloved Community.

 

 

Interfaith Websites 
http://www.wheeloftheyear.com/links.htm 

List of interfaith organizations.   Several focus on peace, social, and economic justice issues.

 

 

International Peace Academy 

http://www.ipacademy.org 
An independent international organization that has various programs currently underway to encourage peace in war torn areas.

 

 

International Peace Bureau for a World Without War
http://www.ipb.org/web/index.php 
The oldest and largest federation of peace organizations.   It was formed in 1892 to work towards a more peaceful world. This international collaboration includes more then 240 peace organizations worldwide.

 

 

Institute for Global Communications 
http://www.igc.org/ 

Collaboration of Peacenet, Econet, Womensnet, and AntiRacismNet.   Focuses on current world issues. Designed to organize and connect individuals and organizations working for the same cause through different means.

 

 

Jane’s Defense Weekly 
http:// jdw.janes.com/public/jdw/index.shtml 
This is the website of a magazine of military affairs.   It contains useful information on militarism and other global issues.

 

 

Middle East Peace Camp
http://www.middleeastpeacecamp.org/register.html 
This camp, which was organized following September 11th, brings together 40-60 Arab, Israeli, and other children interested in Middle East peace for a week of activities for a summer camp in Seattle, Washington.

 

 

The National Security Archive 
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/
An independent non-governmental research institute and library located at George Washington University.   The archive collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The Archive obtains its materials through a variety of methods, including the Freedom of Information Act, Mandatory Declassification Review, presidential paper collections, congressional records, and court testimony.

 

 

Pax Christi 
http://www.paxchristiusa.org
A national Catholic peace movement organization, Pax Christi USA rejects war, preparations for war, and every form of violence and domination. It advocates primacy of conscience, economic and social justice, and respect for creation through such priority areas as: Spirituality of Nonviolence and Peacemaking, Disarmament, Demilitarization and Reconciliation with Justice, Economic and Interracial Justice in the United States, and Human Rights and Global Restoration.

 

 

Peace Action 
http://www.peace-action.org
Organization that focuses on finding non-military solutions to current world problems like disarmament and ending weapons trade.   The site also includes a series of articles on current issues encouraging individuals to act by participating in the political process, signing petitions and sending correspondence to their senators and the president.

 

 

Peace Education in UNICEF
http://www.unicef.org/lifeskills/PeaceEducationUNICEF.pdf 
52 page working paper about UNICEF peace education programs.   Paper includes detailed information about different approaches to peace education and their impact.

 

 

Peace Magazine Links
http://www.peacemagazine.org/index.html 
Site and magazine are geared to activists and includes back issues of the magazine about peace and disarmament topics as well as a list of other peace and disarmament sites.

 

 

Peace Takes Courage
http://www.peacetakescourage.com/page-home.htm 
Blog website organized by 15 year old Ava Lowery.   Here she speaks out against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and demonstrates the human cost of war.   This site has received broad media attention from the New York Times CNN Rolling Stone as well as from critics on the right and supporters like Cindy Sheehan on the left.

 

 

Peacebuilding Unite: National Office
http://www.afsc.org/peace/default.htm 
Peacebuilding Unit of the American Friends Service Committee that works to mobilize students and people of faith to participate in programs and call for just U.S. action throughout the world.

 

 

The Peacework Magazine 
http://www.afsc.org/peacework/default.htm 

Peacework is meant to serve as a trade journal in which activists speak about their work and catalogue the details of new campaigns, events, and resources. It focuses primarily on the Northeastern United States and covers issues focused on nonviolent social change.

 

 

Project on Defense Alternatives
http://www.comw.org/pda/ 
Seeks to adapt security policy to the challenges and opportunities of the post-Cold War era by creating a “transitional security policy.” Hopes this new policy will help end the unstable arms race, lower the cost of the military, and strengthen nongovernmental organizations focused on international cooperation and peacekeeping.

 

 

The Project on Youth and Non-Military Opportunities
http://www.projectyano.org
Provides young people with an alternative point of view about military enlistment. The website includes educational literature and resources.

 

 

Search for Common Ground
http://www.sfcg.org 
Works to transform how the world responds to conflict through dialogue, forums, media, and other initiatives.

 

 

The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation 
http://www.wagingpeace.org/ 

Supports worldwide efforts to abolish nuclear weapons and strengthen international law and institutions. The foundation has nonprofit status as an international education and advocacy foundation as well as consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

 

 

The Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research 
http:// www.transnational.org/sitemap.html 
Contains news, articles, and links about worldwide peace and justice issues.

 

 

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library 
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/links/peace.html 

List of peace and activist organizations.

 

 

The War Resisters League (WRL)
http://www.warresisters.org/ 
Pacifist organization focused on action and education. Works to remind us of the causes of war and attempts to prevent them as well.   The WRL site includes two online publications, The Nonviolent Activist and WIN Magazine, which discuss the nonviolence movement.

 

 

The World Policy Journal
http://www.worldpolicy.org/journal/ 

A policy journal that has featured articles dealing with various global issues that are seen as pertinent to ‘America’s post September 11 role.’   It is a publication of the World Policy Institute at The New School in New York City.

 

 

Voices in Wartime Education Project
http:// 209.200.118.50/OpeningOfTheHeart/default.aspx
This project offers ways to learn about the roots of conflict and the trauma and pain associated with war and the healing required in its wake.