Peace Education and Action Center


Directory of State and Local Peace Organizations

 Name of Organization



Address and phone
Franciscan Peace Center
The Franciscan Peace Center (formerly Center for Active Nonviolence and Peacemaking) was created as means for integrating Franciscan spirituality with the mission of promoting active nonviolence and peacemaking, as well as advocating for social justice issues and care for the earth. Most recently, the Center has focused on nuclear disarmament, immigration reform, the death penalty, poverty, environmental concerns, and active nonviolence.
www.clintonfranciscans.com/ 843 Thirteenth Avenue North
Clinton, Iowa 52732-5115
e-mail: office[at]clintonfranciscans.com
Phone: 563-242-7611
Des Moines Catholic Worker
Committed to a simple, nonviolent lifestyle living and working among poor people. Direct service and engage in activities which foster social justice
 dmcatholicworker.org P.O. Box 4551,
Des Moines, IA 50306
Phone: 515-243-0765
Phil Berrigan House: 515-282-4781
Drake Students for Justice in Palestine
Drake SJP works in solidarity with the struggle of the indigenous Palestinian people against apartheid and occupation. In addition to organizing protests, memorials, and other events that attempt to visualize the Palestinian struggle, we organize frequent educational events that give a voice to the Palestinian narrative as well as highlight the plight of the Palestinian people under Israeli aggression.
Friends' House, Des Moines
Friends House in Des Moines is home to AFSC’s Central Regional Office and two programs serving Iowa: Iowa Peacebuilding Program and Iowa Immigrant Voice Program
 www.afsc.org/office/des-moines-ia 4211 Grand Avenue
Des Moines , Iowa 50312
(515)-274-4851, ext. 22
515.274.2003 - fax
Iowa Peace Network
Providing resources to Iowa's peace and justice community from a faith perspective
 iowapeacenetwork.blogspot.com 4100 6th Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50313
Iowans for Peace
 A coalition of 24 eastern Iowa political, religious, professional, community, and student organizations. Currently run under the auspices of PEACE Iowa.
 www.iowansforpeace.org  Iowa City, IA
Iowans for the Prevention of Gun Violence
To reduce the number of deaths and injuries from firearms in Iowa, and to make Iowa a role model for other states in the area of gun violence prevention.
 www.ipgv.org 4403 First Ave. SE.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-3221
Iowans Against the Death Penalty (IADP)
IADP is an independent, non-partisan, non-sectarian, grass-roots organization committed to preventing reinstatement of the death penalty in Iowa through public education and political activism.
  www.iowansagainstthedeathpenalty.org PO Box 65397
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
The mission of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement is to empower and unite grassroots people of all ethnic backgrounds to take control of their communities; involve them in identifying problems and needs and in taking action to address them; and be a vehicle for social, economic, and environmental justice.
 www.iowacci.org 2001 Forest Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50311
Fax: 515/283-0031
Just Peace Outreach Group (JPOG) JPOG addresses issues of peace and justice from a Christian point of view. We gather to discuss and promote understanding of these issues based on the teachings and example of Jesus.     c/o Roger Farmer
2830 Coppock Road
Washington, Iowa
Northeast Iowa Peace & Justice Center (NEIPJC) The Northeast Iowa Peace & Justice Center (a 501(c) public charity) provides a space for education and networking. We create initiatives to promote peace, human rights, social and environmental justice.   www.neipjc.org NEIPJC
119 Winnebago St.
Decorah, IA
Promoting international peace through education, intercultural communication, public witness, citizen involvement, and personal choices.
 www.PEACEIowa.org Old Brick
26 East Market Street, Iowa City, Iowa 52245
(319) 354-1925
Veterans for Peace Chapter 161
Informing the public about the true causes of war and the enormous costs of wars, with an obligation to heal the wounds of wars.
 www.VFP161.org Ed Flaherty
flahertyem[at]aol.com or (3l9) 354-O54O
PO Box 947
Iowa City, IA 5224-0947
Workers for Peace Iowa
Workers for Peace Iowa strives to promote peace in ourselves, our families, our community and our world by supporting structures for peaceful resolution of conflicts.
 www.WorkersForPeaceIowa.org Charlotte Martin
Cedar Rapids, IA  

Last updated: August 31, 2017

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