Groups Working for Peace

Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (http://objector.org/) - helping military personnel in trouble, educating the public about militarism and supporting individual and collective efforts to stop the spread of militarism.

Corp Watch (www.corpwatch.org) - seeks to expose multinational corporations that that profit from war, fraud, environmental, human rights and other abuses, and to provide critical information to foster a more informed public and an effective democracy.

The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (www.etan.org) - supports genuine self-determination and human rights for the people of East Timor in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Global Peace Services (www.GlobalPeaceServices.org) - a movement to create professional peace services by promoting education and skills training based on a philosophy of active nonviolence.

The Fellowship Of Reconciliation (www.forusa.org) - oldest Pacifist group in the U.S.; seeks to replace violence, war, racism, and economic injustice with nonviolence, peace, and justice.

International Peace and Conflict (www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org) - a free professional networking site to foster dialogue and sharing of resources in international development, conflict resolution, gender mainstreaming, human rights, social entrepreneurship and related fields.

iPeace (www.ipeace.me) - an international peace blog.

Iraq Pledge (www.iraqpledge.org) - a nationwide network of activists and organizations committed to ending the war in Iraq through nonviolent resistance, utilizing the practices and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Dorothy Day.

Iraq Veterans Against the War (www.ivaw.net) - involved in a variety of activities from campaigns to rallies to artistic projects.

Metta Center for Nonviolence (www.mettacenter.org) - they have a summer internship program (Meta Mentors) for people who want to learn more about nonviolence. This is also a resource center for the study and practice of nonviolence.

National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (http://www.nwtrcc.org) - a coalition of groups from across the U.S., formed in 1982 to provide information and support to people involved in or considering some form of war tax resistance (WTR).

Nonviolence International (www.nonviolenceinternational.net) promotes nonviolent action and seeks to reduce the use of violence worldwide. We believe that every culture and religion can employ appropriate nonviolent methods for positive social change and international peace.

Pace e Bene (www.paceebene.org) - through trainings, strategic consultation, or joint action, Pace e Bene collaborates with international, national, and local organizations, religious communities, and movements taking nonviolent action to: foster just and lasting peace; champion human rights; challenge the violence of poverty and multiple forms of oppression; and strengthening spiritually-based initiatives for justice and peace.

Peace Action (www.peace-action.org) - the nation's largest grassroots peace network, with chapters and affiliates in 30 states; organizes their grassroots network to place pressure on Congress and the Administration through write-in campaigns, internet actions, citizen lobbying and direct action.

Peace Majority (www.peacemajority.org) - an online directory that helps you find the numerous groups that constitute the "community of communities" for peace in the US and a calendar of their upcoming events.

San Antonio, Texas peaceCENTER (http://1.salsa.net/peace) - focused on the vision of God's peace, the peaceCENTER supports the learning of peace in our lives and the demonstration of peace within our community. Excellent resources available.

Tikkun (www.tikkun.org) - articles on social theory, religion/spirituality, social change, contemporary American and global politics and economics, ecology, culture, psychology, and Israel/Palestine.

Troops Out Now (www.troopsoutnow.org) - a national grassroots coalition of antiwar activists, trade unionists, solidarity activists and community organizers.

United for Peace and Justice (www.unitedforpeace.org) - a coalition of more than 1400 local and national groups throughout the United States who have joined together to protest the immoral and disastrous Iraq War and oppose our government's policy of permanent warfare and empire-building.

Ushahidi (www.ushahidi.com) - maps reports on crimes vs. humanity & human rights violations via cell phone, e-mail, and the web.

Veterans for Peace (www.veteransforpeace.org) - includes men and women veterans of all eras and duty stations spanning the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), World War II, the Korean, Vietnam, Gulf and current Iraq wars as well as other conflicts who advocate alternatives to war.

Voices for Creative Nonviolence (www.vcnv.org) - inheritors of “Voices in the Wilderness” a 3-time Nobel prize–nominated group, Voices for Creative Nonviolence has deep, long-standing roots in active nonviolent resistance to U.S. war-making.

Waging Nonviolence (www.wagingnonviolence.org) - a blog that is a resource for news, analysis and discussion on the many ways that ordinary people around the globe are using nonviolence every day, often under the most difficult circumstances. Welcomes activists, students, scholars and critics, as well as those just discovering nonviolence, to read and take part.

War Resisters International (www.wri-irg.org) - exists to promote nonviolent action against the causes of war, and to support and connect people around the world who refuse to take part in war or the preparation of war.

War Resisters League (www.warresisters.org) - oldest pacifist secular group in the U.S.; has been resisting war at home and war abroad since 1923.

Washington Peace Center (www.washingtonpeacecenter.org) - an anti-racist, grassroots, multi-issue organization working for peace, justice, and non-violent social change in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area since 1963.

Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice (www.wnpj.org) - facilitates activities, cooperation and communication among Wisconsin organizations and individuals working toward the creation of a sustainable world, free from violence and injustice.