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Around the world
The Albert Einstein Institution: AEI's mission is to advance the worldwide study and strategic use of nonviolent action in conflict. The Institution is committed to defending democratic freedoms and institutions, opposing oppression, dictatorship, and genocide, and reducing reliance on violence as an instrument of policy.
American Friends Service Committee: The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service.
Amnesty International (AI): AI is a worldwide campaigning movement that works to promote internationally recognized human rights. Amnesty International's vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
Campaign for Innocent Victims In Conflict (CIVIC): Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC) advocates on behalf of victims of armed conflict, working to ensure they receive recognition and assistance from warring parties. CIVIC persuaded the US Congress to establish programs for war victims in Afghanistan and Iraq, guides victims to assistance, brings the human cost of war to the attention of policymakers and the public, and is advocating a new global standard of conduct that warring parties should help where they have hurt. In 2005, CIVIC's founder Marla Ruzicka was killed in Iraq by a suicide bomber while advocating for families injured and killed in the crossfire. CIVIC honors her legacy and strives to sustain her vision.
Catholic Peace Fellowship: CPF was originally founded in 1964 to support Catholic conscientious objectors, draft resisters, anti-war activists, and all Catholics committed to peacemaking.
Celebrating Peace: “Enriching the lives of children through the pursuit of peace for all.” This web-based resource center engages children and their families through interactive experiential learning.
Center for Understanding: The Center for Jewish-Christian-Muslim Understanding was created in the wake of the events of Sept. 11, 2001. “Our mission is to build bridges of understanding between people of the three Abrahamic religions. We are holding meetings, art shows, concerts, children's programs, lectures and social gatherings. Our purpose is to build bridges of understanding, not to debate or divide. We hope you join us in this celebration.” This group was started by Peaceful Tomorrows member Wright Salisbury.
Emergency: EMERGENCY was established in 1994 in Milan, Italy, to bring assistance to the victims of landmine and war injuries, ninety percent of which are civilian. EMERGENCY's role is to provide surgical care and rehabilitation for these victims and to train national personnel in clinical management and rehabilitation of landmine and war injuries thereby ensuring the sustainability of the programs.
Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR): FOR is an interfaith organization committed to active nonviolence as a transforming way of life and as a means of radical change.
Global Exchange: Global Exchange is a human rights organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political, and social justice around the world.
Jeanette Rankin Peace Center: JRPC exists to connect and empower people to build a socially just, nonviolent and sustainable community and world. It is committed to a process of reflection, dialogue and action, both in times of crisis and in the ongoing work of peacemaking.
Madre: Madre is an international women’s human rights organization that works in partnership with women’s community-based groups in conflict areas worldwide.
Nonviolent Peaceforce: The Nonviolent Peaceforce is a trained, international civilian nonviolent peace force. It works at the invitation of local groups to protect human rights and prevent death and destruction, thus creating the space for local groups to struggle nonviolently, enter into dialogue, and seek peaceful resolution.
The Parents Circle: Israeli-Palestinian Bereaved Families for Peace. "If we can sit together, if we don't want revenge, if we can open a new page, then anyone can." - Yitzhak Frankenthal, founder.
Pax Christi USA: Pax Christi USA commits itself to peace education and, with the help of its bishop members, promotes the gospel imperative of peacemaking as a priority in the Catholic Church in the United States. Through the efforts of all its members and in cooperation with other groups, Pax Christi USA works toward a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world.
PEACE X PEACE: The mission of PEACE X PEACE is to bring substantive global peace by changing world perceptions of what peace is and how to build it, by revealing the power of the often unrecognized work of women peace-builders, and by supporting women-based circles around the world working for the conditions of peace by connecting them in one-on-one “sister” relationships through the Internet.
Peace Action: Works to achieve the abolition of nuclear weapons, the development of a peace-oriented economy, an end to the international weapons trade, and promotes non-military solutions to international conflicts.
Seeds of Peace: Seeds of Peace is a non-profit, non-political organization that helps teenagers from regions of conflict learn the skills of making peace. Set at our own camp in the woods of Maine, a safe and supportive environment is created where the youngsters can air their views and learn listening, communication and other conflict resolution techniques that allow them to develop empathy for one another. Seeds of Peace equips the next generation with the leadership capabilities required to end the cycles of violence.
Training for Change: Headed by George Lakey, TFC spreads the skills of democratic, nonviolent social change. Founded in 1992, TFC has led hundreds of workshops for nonviolent activists around the world.
Transcend: A peace and development organization for conflict transformation through peaceful means. "To work for peace is to work against violence; by analyzing its forms and causes, predicting in order to prevent, and then act preventively and curatively since peace relates to violence like health relates to illness."
Transforming Violence: Transforming Violence’s goal is to inspire hope, invite participation, and activate citizen-led transformation. Its method is to build social intelligence and communicate opportunities for active involvement in transformative approaches to violence at all levels of society.
Translators for Peace: Translators for Peace is a free association of translators from all countries and of all nationalities. The Association was established in order to publish in every language and by whatever channel, every message against: war in general; and in particular, against the use of war as a means of resolving international disputes.
United for Peace and Justice: A broad mass movement for peace and justice, UFPJ is a movement-building coalition that coordinates and supports the work of existing groups and builds linkages and solidarity where none exist. UFPJ works to make the peace movement a strong ally to movements for social and economic justice in the U.S. and abroad. It works for peace and justice through nonviolent means, and strives to embody in its day-to-day work the values it espouses and the world it seeks to build.
Veterans for Peace: The organization includes men and women veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf Wars, other conflicts and peacetime veterans.
WTC Healing Project: The WTC Healing Project is a grassroots organization that uses art in public arenas to promote peace and transform feelings of immobilization in the wake of September 11. Its goal is to challenge isolationism and strive to improve the climate of our communities by stimulating public participation in the art making process.