PEACE Organizations and websites

PEACE Organizations and websites:

Albert Einstein Institution promotes nonviolent resistance to invaders, dictators, etc.:  www.aeinstein.org

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a long-standing Quaker-based organization working for peace, social justice, and more:  www.afsc.org

Center on Conscience & War provides information and help for Conscientious Objectors and resisters:  www.centeronconscience.org

Churches for Middle East Peace:  www.cmep.org

Code Pink is a highly expert and active woman-based peace organization:  www.codepink.org

Committee Opposed to Militarism and the Draft (COMD) works to protect young people from military recruiters and Junior ROTC programs, in addition to opposing the military draft:  www.comdsd.org

Courage to Resist supports people in the military who refuse to obey orders:  www.couragetoresist.org  See Glen’s September 2022 TV program about this, featuring two veterans who had resisted:  https://parallaxperspectives.org/some-people-in-the-military-refuse-orders

Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) is a pacifist organization supporting peace, social  justice and nonviolence since 1915:  www.forusa.org

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is a long-standing Quaker-based organization that educates the public and effectively lobbies in Washington DC for peace, social justice, and more:  www.fcnl.org

Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space provides substantive information and advocacy against militarizing space:  www.space4peace.org

Global Zero works to abolish nuclear weapons:   www.globalzero.org

Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action is the non-profit organization located immediately next to the Navy’s Trident nuclear submarine base in Kitsap County WA.  Since 1977, GZ has been educating the public, educating the Navy’s people who work at the base, and organizing nonviolent civil disobedience:  www.gzcenter.org

Institute for Policy Studies has worked on a great variety of issues, including peace, since the 1970s:  www.ips-dc.org

Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) has brought together many veterans of the Iraq war to work for peace, especially in light of what they experienced and learned first-hand.  The website www.ivaw.org continues as an archive, while a new name and website – About Face https://aboutfaceveterans.org/ — now includes all veterans since the September 11, 2001 tragedy, and they are continuing their active organizing for peace.

Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) works for truly peaceful and just solutions to the Israel-Palestine conflict by engaging Jews and all other kinds of people to work together to protect Palestinian people’s rights in seeking peace:  www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org

Just Foreign Policy mobilizes people to promote diplomacy, cooperation, and the rule of law in international settings.  Their website is being overhauled in early December 2022: www.justforeignpolicy.org

Lutheran Peace Fellowship is one of several dozen religious peace fellowships affiliated with the Fellowship of Reconciliation.  The LPF engages with Lutheran individuals and congregations to connect their faith-based values with the principles and policies that also are grounded in nonviolence and peace:  www.lutheranpeace.org

National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund (NCPTF) has worked since the 1970s for a federal law that would allow federal taxpayers to claim Conscientious Objector status and divert the military’s share of their tax dollars to new peace-oriented projects:  www.peacetaxfund.org

National Priorities Project is a part of the Institute for Policy Studies (see above) that helps individuals and movements to learn and take actions to change our federal resources to prioritize peace and economic justice for everyone:  www.nationalpriorities.org  Also see www.costofwar.com

National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC) unites people in learning how to avoid paying taxes for war and encouraging war tax resistance as a way to obey their own consciences and to build nonviolent resistance to war:  www.nwtrcc.org

Nonviolent Peaceforce is a non-profit organization that protects civilians in violent conflicts by training and deploying unarmed people to work side-by-side with local communities and use nonviolent methods to improve communication among the parties, protect people from violence, and empower local people to affirm and practice nonviolence:  www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation was founded in 1982 and works for a just and peaceful world with no nuclear weapons.  www.wagingpeace.org

Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (OREPA) focuses on the nuclear weapons manufacturing plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where 100% of the highly enriched uranium for all of the U.S.’s nuclear weapons has been produced.  OREPA is very well informed and does good work educating people and organizing nonviolent resistance.  www.orepa.org    Glen’s March 2022 TV program explains the horrible issues and OREPA’s excellent work:  https://parallaxperspectives.org/the-new-nuclear-arms-race-is-happening-in-oak-ridge-tennessee

Peace Action resulted from the merger of the 60-year-old SANE organization that opposed nuclear weapons and the 1980s Freeze Movement.  They work for peace, and especially against nuclear weapons. www.peace-action.org

Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane (PJALS) has been working since the mid-1970s in the greater Spokane WA area to promote peace, social justice, and nonviolence.  They organize a variety of strategically smart activities and engage people of all ages:  www.pjals.org

PeaceWorkers is a community of activists, based primarily in the San Francisco Bay area, whose website and activities help people all over work for peace, justice, reconciliation, and nonviolence worldwide:  www.peaceworkersus.org

Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice:  When Rachel Corrie, a young peace activist from Olympia WA was murdered on March 16, 2003, while nonviolently protecting a Palestinian family’s home from being destroyed by an Israeli military bulldozer, people in her hometown created this non-profit organization to continue working for peace and social justice, with a special emphasis on the Middle East crisis:  www.rachelcorriefoundation.org

United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) was founded in 2003 to build a coalition of local and national peace and justice organizations to prevent the U.S. from starting a war against Iraq.  UFPJ has persisted:  www.unitedforpeace.org

Veterans for Peace brings together American military veterans to inform each other and organize a variety of activities to promote peace, especially in light of what they have experienced and learned.  They also welcome people who have not been in the military:  www.veteransforpeace.org

War Resisters International is a global pacifist organization working for peace and nonviolence:  www.wri-irg.org

War Resisters League (WRL) is the U.S. part of this pacifist organization.  For a whole century, WRL has opposed all wars and the injustices that lead to wars:  www.warresisters.org

World BEYOND War is an excellent organization that we mentioned several times during Glen’s December 2022 TV program and in the thorough summary of what we said in the interview:  www.worldbeyondwar.org