Peace Organizations
To Benefit

The New York City reading will benefit MADRE and EPIC. Join us in supporting these worthy organizations with your local reading, or choose a peace-oriented charity close to your own heart.

MADRE is an international women’s human rights organization that works in conflict areas worldwide to address issues of health, education, economic development and other human rights. This fundraiser will support their "Every Child Has A Name" project which sends milk and medicine to children in Iraq. More information at

EPIC is the Education For Peace in Iraq Center, dedicated to improving humanitarian conditions in Iraq and defending the human rights of the Iraqi people who have been crippled by the United Nations sanctions. More information at

There are more organizations below, but first ...

Quote of the Week

Mother Teresa's Path to Peace
(adapted from the Prayer of St. Francis):
"When I am hungry, give me someone that I can feed.
And when I am thirsty, give me someone who needs a drink.
When I'm cold, give me someone to keep warm.
And when I grieve, give me someone to console.

Other Peace Organizations - A GREAT website for learning about the issues associated with the peace movement and the truth about Bush's war for oil movement. Hundreds of links to articles and good information. Focuses on women's peace efforts. Peace is possible! Visit this site.

We do not necessarily endorse nor have we screened the following organizations. We're just slappin' them up here because we think IT ROCKS that there are so many organizations for peace.

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - WAND (Women's Action for New Directions) The mission is to empower women to act politically and socially to reduce militarism and violence and redirect excessive military spending toward unmet human and environmental needs. - Tikkun Community founded by Rabbi Michael Lerner seeks to heal and transform the earth.

Now, people: This is a huge list of organizations. If one of them looks interesting, hopefully you can find them through a search engine (sorry, we couldn't go hunting for all the links).

· Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs
· Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
· War Resisters League - believes war is a crime against humanity. Advocates Gandhian nonviolence as the method for creating a democratic society free of war, racism, sexism, and human exploitation.
· Heinrich Böll Foundation
· Web Manos Blancas - informacion sobre actividades organizadas en España en favor de la Paz, la Libertad y la Solidaridad, y en contra del terrorismo; incluye informacion sobre Miguel Angel Blanco.
· Peace Action
· Fellowship of Reconciliation - interfaith organization committed to active nonviolence as a transforming way of life and as a means of radical change.
· Center for Economic Conversion - dedicated to building a sustainable peace-oriented economy.
· PeaceNet - repository for current information on a range of issues from disarmament to human rights and events and actions around the world.
· A Day of Peace - see visions of peace from around the world, submit your vision and declare A Day of Peace, May 10, 1997.
· American Peace Network - dedicated to decreasing militarization and working for world peace.
· Americans for Peace Now - activities of the Israeli peace movement, and provides educational programs on conflicts in the Middle East.
· - includes bulletins, opinion, cartoons, and an index of anti-intervention sites and news stories.
· Association of World Citizens (AWC) - democratic international peace organization dedicated to building a Global Village with peace and justice.
· Austin Against War - grassroots organization sponsoring educational events and actions around issues of peace and justice.
· Buddhist Peace Fellowship
· Center for Economic Conversion - dedicated to building a sustainable peace-oriented economy.
· Center for Nonviolent Action (CNA) - NGO doing peace work, training in nonviolent conflict transformation, and networking in the Balkan region.
· Christian Peacemaker Teams - provides organizational support to persons committed to faith-based nonviolent alternatives where lethal conflict is a reality or is supported by public policy.
· Citizens and Youth Violence Intervention Campaign - sponsors the Make The Peace Campaign which seeks to promote peace through a communitywide awareness and education initiative.
· Citizens for Peace - organization devoted to educating decision makers about ways to identify, reduce, and prevent violence.
· Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development
· Dallas Peace Center
· Fellowship of Reconciliation - interfaith organization committed to active nonviolence as a transforming way of life and as a means of radical change.
· Friends for a Non-Violent World - promoting non-violence through education, example and experience.
· Gerda and Kurt Klein Foundation - promotes education which teaches tolerance and respect for others, and encourages community service focusing on ending hunger.
· Global Action to Prevent War - comprehensive program for moving to a world in which deadly conflict is rare, brief, and small in scale.
· Global Peace Initiative (GPI) - addressing peace resolutions, street children, slavery, poverty among elderly women, and disaster relief.
· Global Peace Services USA - dedicated to the creation of a professional body of peacemakers trained in nonviolent action.
· Global Renaisssance Alliance - working to harness the power of non-violence through a template of prayer, meditation, and sharing.
· Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp
· Growing Communities for Peace - ideas and tips for peace and peacemaking with children. Resources, programs, and trainings for teachers, parents, families and community leaders for increasing peace in their community.
· Hague Appeal for Peace - international network of peace and justice organizations dedicated to sowing the seeds for the abolition of war through the implementation of the Hague Agenda for Peace and Justice for the 21st Century.
· Heinrich Böll Foundation
· Homeplanet Alliance - promoting global education in world citizenship, peace, ecological integrity, and conflict resolution.
· Infinity Affinity - helping people meet their highest potential.
· Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (New Delhi) - a think tank on South Asian security issues.
· International ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) - anti-war coalition.
· International Center for Peace Initiatives - Mumbai, India - established in 1990 to conceptualize and develop innovative approaches to peace at global, regional, and national levels.
· International Peace Light - annual campaign in which scouts and guides bring a light from Bethlehem to spread across Europe as a symbol of peace and tolerance. Includes information about the contribution of the East Midlands, UK Scouts and Guides.
· International Service for Peace (SIPAZ) - coalition supporting the peace process and improved human rights in Chiapas, Mexico. Promotes violence reduction and peacebuilding through mobilization of the international
· International World Peace Rose Gardens - nonprofit foundation dedicated to establishing symbolic memorials for peace. Current project will be featured on the grounds of the California state capitol.
· Jubillenium - promotes peace on Earth for the year 2000.
· Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO) - mission includes supporting international non-proliferation and peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and beyond, and developing alternative energy sources for
the DPRK.
· Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace - aims to promote peace through democracy, human rights and a united political culture matured by
historical experience.
· Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc. - nonprofit organization that educates the world about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s philosophy and methods of nonviolence.
· Media Island International - volunteer resource, research, and educational organization with a global vision of social change.
· Mid-Missouri Peaceworks - nonprofit, grassroots membership organization which holds a vision of an ecologically sound, sustainable world and a violence-free community.
· Nakashima Foundation for Peace - dedicated to promoting global peace through the gifting of peace-tables that are formed by nature, aspiring to the divine, worked by human hands, and consecrated to peace.
· National Institute for the Victims of War (ICODO) - gives war victims information and advice on Dutch laws and benefit arrangements and finds medical, psychological, or social care-givers for those in need.
· Nonviolence International - assists individuals, organizations, and governments striving to utilize nonviolent methods to bring about change.
· Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
· Okinawa Peace Network of Los Angeles - network of individuals and organizations working to remove the U.S. military presence from Okinawa.
· Pax Christi International
· Paz Ahora - advocating non-violent resolution of conflicts and humanitarian relief for victims of war.
· Peace 2000 - uniting peace organizations, businesses, the general public, and politicians for peace, non-violence and sustainable future in a clean and healthy environment.
· Peace Action
· Peace Boat - non-governmental organization that charters passenger ships annually to sail the globe in search of peaceful solutions to global problems.
· Peace Education Center
· Peace Links - North Carolina - empowering citizens to create peace. World peace is built one person at a time.
· Peace on the Net - maintained by a coalition of Danish peace organizations.
· Peace One Day - works to establish the UN International Day of Peace as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence, now fixed in the calendar as 21st September from 2002.
· Peace People - building a just and peaceful society by nonviolent means.
· Peace Pledge Union - challenges the values and institutions which are obstacles to peace, includes a conscientious objection section.
· Peace Pumpkin Project - urging people who oppose military action against Iraq to carve the words 'No War' into a jack-o-lantern this Halloween.
· peaceCENTER of San Antonio - supports the learning of peace in our lives and the demonstration of peace within our community.
· Peaceful Tomorrows - advocacy organization founded by family members of September 11th victims. Seeks effective nonviolent responses to terrorism, and to identify a commonality with all people similarly affected by violence
throughout the world.
· PeaceNet - repository for current information on a range of issues from disarmament to human rights and events and actions around the world.
· - peace community group in Orlando, Florida opposing violence and war.
· Peacetree - providing web space for organizations and links to the myriad of resources available on the 'net devoted to diversity, justice, and peace.
· Peacewire
· People For Peace Network - a nonprofit educational network dedicated to promoting peace and compassion. Includes a directory of projects and organizations promoting peace and tolerance.
· Project Harmony - empowers individuals to create healthier communities through international exchange and training.
· Public Services Peace International (PSPI) - Indian organization for the development of peace, integrity and solidarity among the international Community.
· Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs
· Quest For Peace International - seeking worldwide support for a "World Peace Day", when all conflicts, from war to domestic strife are interrupted.
· Quit Abuse Society - fighting social and environmental abuse. Includes an open forum community for support, and online resources.
· Rainbow Caravan - proposing the creation of a rainbow bridge connecting all of the colors and cultures of the Americas to promote respect for the earth.
· Redwood Peace Coalition - documents U.S. aggression, globalization, corporatization, social injustice, environmental mayhem, activism, and more.
· Root and Branch Collective - New Jersey based peace and justice group.
· Season for Nonviolence - mission is to heal, empower and revitalize the lives and communities of Los Angeles through the practice of nonviolence.
· SOAS Stop The War Group - London based campaign against an attack on Iraq and George Bush's war on terror.
· Sonoma County Center for Peace and Justice - non-profit organization addressing peace issues and goverment affairs.
· Star Alliance - nonprofit, nonpartisan, and nonsectarian organization founded to promote peace education programs for children and adults worldwide. Site includes text of the Star Alliance Declaration of Ideals, as well as information on Star Alliance Good Will Tours.
· Stop the War Coalition - campaigning against the attacks on Iraq, and for a halt to the Israel-Palestine conflict.
· Stop World War 3 - activist magazine dedicated to building a broad movement against the root of war: globalization.
· Swedish Plowshares - works with radical nonviolence to disarm weapons and stop arms export. Most info in Swedish.
· Twin Cities Nonviolent Communication - organization helping people in the Twin Cities compassionately connect with themselves and one another through Nonviolent Communication, a process created by Marshall B Rosenberg.
· Umut Vakfi - nonprofit organization that sudies peacemaking and conflict resolution in Europe, the Balkans and the Middle East.
· United For Peace - collaboration of national and international peace and social justice organizations and local places of worship, peace centers, and community organizations.
· Us Foundation - raises awareness of, and promotes action to support the premise that there is no "them," only "us," on the planet.
· Veterans for Peace (VFP) - working toward a world without war through humanitarian actions and dialogue.
· War Resisters League - believes war is a crime against humanity. Advocates Gandhian nonviolence as the method for creating a democratic society free of war, racism, sexism, and human exploitation.
· Washington Peace Center - nonprofit, anti-racist organization providing education and action resources in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
· Web Manos Blancas - informacion sobre actividades organizadas en España en favor de la Paz, la Libertad y la Solidaridad, y en contra del terrorismo; incluye informacion sobre Miguel Angel Blanco.
· Women in Black
· Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
· World Center of Compassion for Children - cultivating a strong political voice for youth 18 and under; advocating peace and kinship among this group accounting for a third of world's population.
· World Friendship Center - drawing on Hiroshima's history with the goal of bringing peace to the world, one person at a time.
· World Goodwill - non-political educational organisation whose chief aim isto stimulate the practical application of the energy of goodwill.
· World Kindness Movement - conference of selected national organizations from around the world dedicated to spreading kindness.
· World Peace & Technology Tour - aim to tour the globe in a fleet of buses promoting world peace and goodwill through technology, mainly by enabling live net-casts from remote locations.
· World Peace 2000
· World Peace Builders Trust
· World Peace Day - What to do on World Peace Day, live chat, webboard, world events calendar, petition, peace links, US government email. Think Peace!
· World Peace Prayer Society, The - non-sectarian organization dedicated to spreading peace through prayer.
· World Without War Council - non-governmental organization working to promote American leadership in progress toward a world that resolves conflict without mass political violence.
· World Without Wars
· Youth Action for Peace (YAP) - works towards peace and reconciliation between countries formerly at war, particularly with the younger generations.
· Women of Vision and Action (WOVA)
· Friendly Favors
· State of the World Forum
· Buckminster Fuller Institute
· The Club of Rome
· Center for Partnership Studies
· The Foundation for Global Community
· Health Medicine Forum
· Institute of Noetic Sciences
· Venture Collective
· Women's Environmental Network
· Pax Christi
· the Quakers
· the War Resisters League
· Global Exchange
· Racial Justice 9-11
· Institute for Policy Studies
· Greenpeace Canada
· Centre for Social Justice
· Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - US Section
· Global Exchange
· Libby Davies, MP
· National Network to End the War Against Iraq
· Canadian Union of Postal Workers
· Toronto Committee Against War and Sanctions on Iraq
· Ottawa Iraq Anti-War Action Committee
· Canadian Network to End Sactions on Iraq - Ottawa Chapter
· Ottawa Muslim Women's Organization
· OPIRG Carleton
· Phoenix Community Works Foundation
· The Council of Peace
· Coalition Against War and Racism - Toronto
· Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - Toronto Section
· Women for Peace Switzerland
Tribal Messenger
· End the war!
· Olympia FOR
· Alternative Info Center
· Center for Digital Democracy
· The Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press
· World War 3 Report

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