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Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation initiates and supports worldwide efforts to abolish nuclear weapons, to strengthen international law and institutions, and to inspire and empower a new generation of peace leaders. Founded in 1982, the Foundation is comprised of individuals and organizations worldwide who realize the imperative for peace in the Nuclear Age.


United for Peace and Justice (U.S.)

United for Peace and Justice is a coalition of more than 1300 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.
We welcome the participation of any and all national, regional and local groups who share our goals and wish to work with others.


Peace Movement Aotearoa (N.Z.)

Peace Movement Aotearoa is the national networking organisation in Aotearoa New Zealand for people interested in peace, social justice and human rights.


Network for Peace (U.K.)

Network for Peace was set up to continue the work of the National Peace Council, one of the oldest peace organisations in the UK.
NfP is an organisation-based network, most members are groups who are working for peace, disarmament, or similar.


Coalition for Peace Action (U.S.)

The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) is a grassroots citizens organization which brings together people of all ages, backgrounds, professions, and political persuasions in support of three goals: global abolition of nuclear weapons, a peace economy, and a halt to weapons trafficking at home and abroad.


Peace Pledge Union (U.K.)

The Peace Pledge Union is the oldest secular pacifist organisation in Britain.
Since 1934 it has been campaigning for a warless world.


International Peace Bureau

The International Peace Bureau is dedicated to the vision of a World Without War. We are a Nobel Peace Laureate (1910), and over the years, 13 of our officers have been recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Our 265 member organisations in over 60 countries, and individual members, from a global network bringing together expertise and campaigning experience in a common cause. Our current main programme centres on Sustainable Disarmament for Sustainable Development.
We welcome your participation.


Global Nonviolence Network
The Global Nonviolence Network (GNN) is a list of organisations and individuals (many of whom act as official contacts for networks like SERPAJ or WRI) that promote or teach nonviolence. The GNN is published here to facilitate networking among people committed to nonviolence. The list has been compiled (and regularly updated) from many sources over several years. Each organisation or individual, to the best of my knowledge, is willing to act as a contact for anyone seeking information about nonviolence, or is willing to be publicly identified as an advocate of nonviolence. This list is far from comprehensive; it contains about 190 contacts in just 63 countries. I have a supplementary record of many other individuals and organisations that could probably be included but I do not have the time to confirm their suitability or to establish their willingness to be publicly listed. Apart from these omissions, the list does not include, for example, the thousands of action groups that use nonviolence.


Hague Appeal for Peace
The Hague Appeal for Peace is an international network of organizations and individuals dedicated to the abolition of war and making peace a human right. The Global Campaign for Peace Education was launched at the Hague Appeal for Peace conference in May 1999. After the conference, Hague Appeal for Peace took the responsibility of coordinating the Campaign.

The Flametree Project (PDF)
'The Flame Tree Project to Save Life on Earth' is a comprehensive strategy to eliminate human violence and prevent human extinction.


Why Violence?  (PDF)
Offers a comprehensive explanation of why human beings are violent and, together with 'The FlameTree Project' provides guidance on what must be done to end this.


The People's Charter to Create a Nonviolent World
This website invites people to sign up to a worldwide effort to end
violence in all its forms as part of 'The Great Armistice on Violence'.
Will be launched on 11 November 2011


National  Centre for Peace and Conflict  Studies (NCPACS)  (NZ) -  Research

NCPACS is undertaking a range of research projects within New Zealand, the wider Asia-Pacific region and internationally.

Current research projects include:

Causes of war, political and other violence

Conflict analysis, including conflict resolution and conflict transformation

Third party intervention, mediation, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding development

Post-conflict state/institution building and reconciliation

The theory and practice of non-violence religion and conflict

The aesthetics of peace - how peace is understood in music, literature, film, theatre and the visual arts

Peace, justice, community and wellbeing

Peace through health

Development and peace-building in South East Asia and East Asia and the South West Pacific  



Public Conversations

Shifts Happen! People whose differences have led to polarization and stereotyping can develop better relationships with each other when they participate in effective dialogue.Shifts Matter! The relationships that evolve through dialogue lead to new possibilities for collaboration. This reduces the costs of conflict for individuals, organizations, and society. Since 1989, PCP has worked in the U.S. and around the world facilitating dialogues on a wide range of contentious issues including abortion, forest management, homosexuality and faith, biodiversity, the use of animals in research, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and many others. In a world bristling with tension, controversy, polarization, and war, PCP aims to reduce rancor in public squares and promote effective communication within organizations and communities. It also provides workshops and customized trainings that teach people how to use its dialogue methods.


Nonviolence International

Nonviolence International researches and 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.  Nonviolence International (NI) is a decentralized network of resource centers that promote the use of nonviolent action.  Founded by Palestinian activist Mubarak Awad in 1989, NI is a 501(c)(3) organization registered in Washington, DC, USA.  NI is also a non-governmental organization in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.



NonViolent Peaceforce

As an unarmed, paid civilian peacekeeping force, Nonviolent Peaceforce fosters dialogue among parties in conflict and provides a protective presence for threatened civilians. With the headquarters in Brussels, NP peacekeeping teams are presently deployed in the Philippines, in South Sudan, and the South Caucasus. Our peacekeepers include veterans of conflict zones, experienced peacekeepers, and those new to the field with the right combination of experience, skills, aptitude and attitude. Nonviolent Peaceforce USA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.



Peace and Justice Support Network

The Peace and Justice Support Network (PJSN) of Mennonite Church USA was created during the spring of 2002. This inclusive group is open to anyone who wants to support in a special way Mennonite Church USA's work of peace and justice. Tasks of the support network include:

creating and keeping clear the vision of peace and justice in Mennonite Church USA

promoting the expansion of peace and justice through gatherings for inspiration

providing counsel to Mennonite Church USA agencies and Executive Board

sharing and publicizing resources for congregations

communicating peace and justice work to the wider constituency

The vision of the support network is to keep peace and justice central to the mission of the church in the world.



Peace Brigades International  
PBI is an international NGO that has been promoting nonviolence and protecting human rights since 1981. Our work is based on the principles of non-partisanship and non-interference in the internal affairs of the organisations we accompany. We believe that lasting transformation of conflicts cannot be imposed from outside, but must be based on the capacity and desires of local people. Therefore we do not take part in the work of the organisations we accompany. Rather our role is to open political space and provide moral support for local activists to carry out their work without fear of repression.



Peace and Collaborative Development Network
Created by Dr. Craig Zelizer in 2007, the Peace and Collaborative Development Network (PCDN) is a free professional networking site that works to foster dialogue and sharing of resources in international development, conflict resolution, gender mainstreaming, human rights, social entrepreneurship and related fields. The types of materials that can be posted to the site include fellowship/scholarship opportunities, information about relevant academic programs, training opportunities, news about new publications (policy and/or academic), questions about new or ongoing research projects, discussion of conflict regions, videos and photos, and more. Check out the Key Resource Guides for additional information.
PCDN seeks to create horizontal networking and information sharing for individuals and groups around the world. Members can chat with each other, create blogs, add to discussion topics, and share current research, experiences and challenges from the field.



Beyond Intractability
Beyond Intractability was developed and is still maintained by the University of Colorado Conflict Information Consortium. The missions of the Consortium and, more specifically, the Beyond Intractability project reflect the convergence of two long-standing streams of work. The first is an exploitation of the unique abilities of Web-based information systems to speed the flow of conflict-related information among those working in the field and the general public. The second is an investigation of strategies for more constructively addressing intractable conflict problems — those difficult situations which lie at the frontier of the field. While much of this work is also applicable to small-scale, tractable disputes, our primary focus is on large-scale conflicts which divide organizations, communities, societies, and nations.



The Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation

The Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation is Berghof Foundation’s (formerly Berghof Conflict Research’s) key publication. Constantly evolving and developing, this online platform presents cutting-edge knowledge and experience for scholars and practitioners working on transforming violent ethnopolitical conflict. Since its inception in 1999, the Berghof Handbook is designed to present state-of-the-art research and practice in conflict transformation to an international audience.




Songs of Nonviolence and the Nonviolent Mind

Anita McKone: Singing Nonviolence


"The Send-off"
A poem by Wilfred Owen, a British service man and war poet during the First World War in France, who was killed in the last few days of the war  in 1918 (mp3)

The Island (Paul Brady)

They say the skies of Lebanon are burning
Those mighty cedars bleeding in the heat
They're showing pictures on the television
Women and children dying in the street
And we're still at it in our own place
Still trying to reach the future through the past
Still trying to carve tomorrow from a tombstone.


But Hey! Don't listen to me!
This wasn't meant to be no sad song
We've heard too much of that before
Right now I only want to be here with you
Till the morning dew comes falling
I want to take you to the island
And trace your footprints in the sand
And in the evening when the sun goes down
We'll make love to the sound of the ocean

They're raising banners over by the markets
Whitewashing slogans on the shipyard walls
Witchdoctors praying for a mighty showdown
No way our holy flag is gonna fall
Up here we sacrifice our children
To feed the worn-out dreams of yesterday
And teach them dying will lead us into glory...

Repeat Chorus

Now I know us plain folks don't see all the story
And I know this peace and love's just copping out
And I guess these young boys dying in the ditches
Is just what being free is all about
And how this twisted wreckage down on main street
Will bring us all together in the end
And we'll go marching down the road to freedom...

Copyright Hornall Brothers Music

This page was last edited by Paul Martin in September 2013