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Directory of National Peace Organizations

 Name of Organization

Description/purpose

Website

Address and phone
 A.N.S.W.E.R. Act Now to Stop War & End Racism  U.S.-based umbrella group consisting of many antiwar and civil rights organizations.  www.internationalanswer.org 1247 E Street SE,
Washington, DC 20003
202-543-2777
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)  A Quaker organization committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service.  www.afsc.org Central Regional Office
4211 Grand Avenue,
Des Moines, IA 50312
515-274-4851
Americans for Middle East Understanding (AMEU)  AMEU was founded in 1967 by Americans whose professions in medicine, church ministry, archaeology and diplomacy had taken them to the Middle East. AMEU strives to create in the United States a deeper appreciation of the culture, history and current events in that area.  www.ameu.org 475 Riverside Drive
Room 245
New York, NY 10115-0245
212-870-2053
Amnesty International  A global movement which campaigns to end grave abuses of human rights.  www.amnesty.org/en 5 Penn Plaza - 16th floor
New York, NY 10001
212-807-8400
Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America  Gathers, equips, and mobilizes Baptists to build a culture of peace rooted in justice. Sponsors summer Peace Camp/Conference  www.bpfna.org 4800 Wedgewood Dr,
Charlotte, NC 28210
704-521-6051
Black Voices for Peace (BVFP)  BVFP is a national network of people of African heritage and others working for peace with justice at home and abroad.   P.O. Box 77144
Washington, DC 20013-7144
202-232-5690
800-820-2837
Catholic Peace Fellowship The purpose of the CPF is to support Catholic conscientious objectors through education, counseling, and advocacy. Guided by a personalist philosophy, the CPF seeks to resist war by helping those who choose not to participate in it, one person at a time.  www.catholicpeacefellowship.org  P.O. Box 4232
South Bend, IN 46634
(574)232-2811
staff(at)catholicpeacefellowship.org
Center on Conscience & War -National Interreligious Service Board for Conscientious Objectors Works to defend and extend the rights of conscientious objectors.  www.centeronconscience.org 1830 Connecticut Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20009-5706
202-483-2220
Center for Economic Justice Helps unite and strengthen a broad spectrum of movements which work for environmentally healthy, human-centered, & sustainable economies  www.econjustice.net 733 15th St. NW, Suite 928,
Washington, DC 20005
202-393-6665
Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (CCCO) Provides free services to those resisting war and preparation for war  www.objector.org 630 20th Street, Suite 302,
Oakland, CA 94612
510-465-1617
Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT)  Offers an organized nonviolent alternative to war and other forms of deadly conflict between groups. Faith-based nonviolent action: Trains teams to "get in the way" of violence and injustice and support local peacemaking efforts  www.cpt.org  P.O. Box 6508,
Chicago, IL 60680
773-277-0253
Church World Service Working together with partners to end hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world.  www.churchworldservice.org 28606 Philips St. &
P.O. Box 968
Elkhart, IN 46515
800-297-1516
Citizen Soldier  A project of Alternatives to Militarism, Inc - Advocate, Defend, and Counsel GIs and Veterans who Oppose Illegal or Immoral Military Practices  www.citizen-soldier.org 267 Fifth Ave, Suite 901,
New York, NY 10016
212-679-2250
Ecumenical Program on Central America and the Caribbean (EPICA) A voice of solidarity, advocating for social and economic justice in the Americas, and self-determination for the region's people.  www.igc.org/epica 1470 Irving Street NW,
Washington, D.C. 20010
202-332-0292
Every Church a Peace Church  The vision of Every Church A Peace Church is the formation of new peace churches and the transformation of war-justifying churches into peace churches, so that the world will be turned toward peace as churches live and teach as Jesus lived and taught.  www.ecapc.org  
Fast for the Earth Organized by people living in South Dakota who are inspired by numerous recent examples of native peoples who have fasted as a deeply spiritual protest against the destruction of "Grandmother Earth and all their relations".  www.fastfortheearth.com  Fast for the Earth
712 Sixth St.
Brookings, SD 57006
e-mail: coledai[at]brookings.net
Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) Interfaith organization of people who recognize the essential unity of all creation and have joined together to explore the power of love and truth for resolving human conflict. Advocates demilitarization and nuclear disarmament, racial and economic justice, and the peaceful resolution of conflict.  www.forusa.org  P.O. Box 271,
Nyack, NY 10960
914-358-4601
Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)  "We seek...a world free of war and the threat of war, A society with equity and justice for all, a community where every person's potential may be fulfilled, an earth restored."  www.fcnl.org 245 2nd St., NE,
Washington, D.C. 20002-5795
202-547-6000
Global Exchange Global Exchange is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world.    www.globalexchange.org 2017 Mission Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415)255-7296
communications(at)globalexchange.org
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.  www.haguepeace.org  
(212)687-7214
info(at)peaceboat-us.org
Heifer Project International Alleviate hunger, poverty, & environmental degradation. Helps impoverished families become self-reliant by providing food & income www.heifer.org    P.O. Box 8058,
Little Rock, AR 72203-8058
800-422-0755
Housmans World Peace Database Comprehensive guide to national and international peace organizations in over 170 countries, including major groups in related fields such as environmental and human rights campaigning.  www.housmans.info/wpd/ Housmans Peace Resource Project
5 Caledonian Road
London N1 9DX
UK
worldpeace(at)gn.apc.org
International Action Center Includes movement to stop growing U.S. intervention in Colombia and opposing "Plan Colombia" www.iacenter.org 39 W. 14 Street, #206,
New York, NY 10011 212-633-6646
 International Campaign to Ban Landmines The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) is a global network in over 90 countries that works for a world free of antipersonnel landmines and cluster munitions, where landmine and cluster munition survivors can lead fulfilling lives. The Campaign was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its efforts to bring about the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty.  www.icbl.org 9 Rue de Cornavin
CH-1201
Geneva, Switzerland
+41 (0)22 920 03 25
International Center on Nonviolent Conflict  The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) is an independent, non-profit educational foundation that develops and encourages the study and use of civilian-based, nonmilitary strategies aimed at establishing and defending human rights, democratic self-rule and justice worldwide.  www.nonviolent-conflict.org P.O. Box 18218
Washington, DC 20006
(202)416-4720
icnc(at)nonviolent-conflict.org
 International Peace Bureau  The International Peace Bureau is dedicated to the vision of a World Without War. Its 300 member organisations in 70 countries, together with individual members from a global network, bring together expertise and campaigning experience in a common cause, Sustainable Disarmament for Sustainable Development. www.ipb.org 41 rue de Zurich
1201 Geneva,
Switzerland.
Tel : +41-22-731-6429
mailbox(at)ipb.org
Israeli Committee Against House Deomolitions (ICAHD) ICAHD is a non-violent, direct-action organization established in 1997 to resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories. It has since expanded its resistance activities to other areas – land expropriation, settlement expansion, by-pass road construction, policies of “closure” and “separation,” the wholesale uprooting of fruit and olive trees, the Separation Barrier/Wall, the siege of Gaza and more.  www.icahd.org ICAHD
PO Box 2030
91020 Jerusalem, Israel
info(at)icahd.org
International Crisis Group Private, nongovernmental, nonpartisan group that attempts to prevent crises before they develop, avoiding the political and economic problems of the United Nations  www.crisisgroup.org 1629 K Street NW, Suite 450
Washington DC 20006
202-785-1601
Interreligious Foundation for Community Organizing (IFCO) Advancing the struggles of oppressed people for justice and self-determination. Pastors for Peace, a special ministry of IFCO, was created in 1988 to pioneer the delivery of humanitarian aid to Latin America and the Carribean.  www.ifconews.org 402 W. 145 St.
New York, NY 10031
212-926-5757
Jerusalem center for Social & Economic Rights (JCSER) JCSER is a Palestinian non-governmental human rights organization based in Jerusalem. It was established in 1997 by lawyers and members of the Palestinian community to provide legal assistance and representation to Palestinian residents of occupied Jerusalem subjected to discriminatory policies by the Israeli authorities.  www.jcser.org JCSER
P.O. Box 67807
97200 Jerusalem, Israel
info(at)jcser.org
Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) JVP members are inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, equality, human rights, respect for international law, and a U.S. foreign policy based on these ideals.  www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org JVP
1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 550
Oakland, CA 94612
510-465-1777
info(at)jvp.org
 Jubilee Partners Jubilee Partners is an intentional Christian service community in rural northeast Georgia, whose primary ministry is to offer hospitality to refugees who have newly arrived in the U.S.  p13643.typo3server.info/56.0.html P.O. Box 68
Comer, GA 30629
706-783-5131
 Koinonia Connection  A Christian organization seeking to be a "demonstration plot for the Kingdom of God." Committed to non-violence and peaceful solutions to society's problems, empowerment of the poor, the neglected and the oppressed.  www.koinoniapartners.org 1324 GA Hwy. 49 S.
Americus, GA 31719
877-738-1741
Maryknoll Productions Videos and posters for a multicultural world  www.maryknollmall.org  
P.O. Box 302
Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302
800-227-8523
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) MCC is a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches which shares God's love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice.  www.mcc.org  MCC Central States
121 East 30th Street PO Box 235 North Newton, KS 67117
(316) 283-2720
centralstates(at)mcc.org
Middle East Children's Alliance Direct aid, primarily medicine and medical supplies for Palestinian and Iraqi children, and build and sustain grassroots projects for children in the West Bank and Gaza.  www.mecaforpeace.org 905 Parker St.
Berkely, CA 94710
510-548-0542
NACLA Report on the Americas The source and resource on the Americas.  www.nacla.org 38 Greene St.
New York, NY 10013
646-613-1440
National Campaign
for a Peace Tax Fund
A not-for-profit organization which advocates for passage of the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund Act, which would restore the rights of citizens whose conscience does not permit financial participation in any war.  www.peacetaxfund.org 2121 Decatur Place, NW
Washington, DC
(202)483–3751
National Peace Academy The National Peace Academy supports, advances and nurtures cultures of peace by conducting research and facilitating learning toward the development of peace systems – local to global – and the development of the full spectrum of the peacebuilder – inner and outer, personal and professional. In all its operations, internal and external, the National Peace Academy strives to embody and reflect the principles and processes of peace.  www.nationalpeaceacademy.us National Peace Academy
P.O. Box 306
Shelburne, VT 05482, USA
Phone/Fax: (802)585-1672
Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala We demand fair elections and fair trade for Guatemala.  www.nisgua.org 1830 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
202-518-7638
Nonviolence International Nonviolence International, founded by Palestinian activist Mubarak Awad, is a decentralized network of resource centers that promote the use of nonviolent action. NI 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.  nonviolenceinternational.net PO Box 39127
Friendship Station, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Nonviolent Peaceforce: A project of Peaceworkers Members apply research-based nonviolent strategies to protect human rights, deter violence, and help create space for local peacemakers to carry out their work.  www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org 801 Front Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55103
651-487-0800
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation The mission of this organization is to advance initiatives to eliminate the nuclear weapons threat to all life, to foster the global rule
of law, and to build an enduring legacy of peace through education and advocacy.
 www.wagingpeace.org 1187 Coast Village Road,
Suite 1, PMB 121
Santa Barbara, California 93108
(805) 965-3443
The Nuclear Resister Comprehensive chronicle of anti-nuclear civil disobedience and war resistance in North America. Information about and support for imprisoned anti-nuclear and anti-war activists.  nuclearresister.org  P.O. Box 43383
Tucson, AZ 85733
520-323-8697
nukeresister(at)igc.org
 On Earth Peace Assembly, Inc. Movement grounded in the Church of the Brethren to empower people to discern the things that make for peace & to advocate peace & justice  www.brethren.org/oepa 500 Main Street,
P.O. Box 188
New Windsor, MD 21776-0188
410-635-8704
 Pax Christi USA Strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating, and witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence.  www.paxchristiusa.org 532 West Eighth Street,
Erie, PA 16502-1334
814-453-4955 ext. 233
 Peace Brigades International (PBI) PBI is an international NGO that has been promoting nonviolence and protecting human rights since 1981 using a strategy of protective accompaniment. www.peacebrigades.org Peace Brigades International-USA, 1326 9th St, NW
Washington, DC 20001(202) 232-0142
info(at)pbiusa.org
 Peace Now Americans for Peace Now (APN) is the gathering place for Americans who believe in Israel and believe in peace. APN is also the U.S. partner-organization of the Israeli Peace Now movement (Shalom Achshav), the largest non-partisan movement in Israel's history. Best known for mobilizing large demonstrations, it is also the only group comprehensively monitoring Israeli settlement activity. www.PeaceNow.org  2100 M. Street NW
Suite 619
Washington, D.C. 20037
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) Mobilizes the health professionals and enlists support from the general public to protect and promote the human rights of all people.  www.phrusa.org 100 Boylston Street, Suite 702
Boston, MA 02116
617-695-0041
Physicians for Social Responsibility Building a national network of physicians, public health professionals and supporters working to eliminate nuclear weapons and address the public health and environmental legacy of nuclear weapons production and testing.  www.psr.org 1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW,
Suite 1012,
Washington, D.C. 20009
Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Encourage and educate Presbyterians about the importance of peacemaking in the life of the church and throughout the world.  www.presbypeacefellowship.org Box 271,
Nyack, NY 10960
845-358-4601
Project Ploughshares Canadian organization that promotes disarmament and demilitarization, the peaceful resolution of political conflict, and the pursuit of security based on equity, justice, and a sustainable environment.  www.ploughshares.ca  Project Ploughshares,
Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies,
Conrad Grebel College,
Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G6
519-888-6541
Rebuilding Homes Campaign Supports Palestinians and Israelis working together to rebuild demolished homes  www.rebuildinghomes.org  P.O. Box 610061,
Redwood City, CA 94061
415-820-3204
SOA Watch SOA Watch seeks to close the US Army School of the Americas (SOA), renamed Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) in 2001, through vigils and fasts, demonstrations and nonviolent protest, as well as media and legislative work.  www.soaw.org PO Box 4566
Washington, DC 20017
202-234-3440
September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows An advocacy organization founded by family members of 9/11 victims. Its mission is to seek effective nonviolent responses to terrorism and to identify a commonality with all people similarly affected by violence throughout the world.  www.peacefultomorrows.org P.O. Box 1818,
Peter Stuyvesant Station,
New York, NY 10009
info(at)peacefultomorrows.org
212-598-0970
STAR*PAC
(Stop the Arms Race Political Action Committee)
 Organization that endorses peace candidates
"Plowshares from the war machine"
 www.starpac.org 1620 Pleasant Street,
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-282-5111 or
515-210-7928
Trees for Life  Provides funding, management and know-how to people in developing countries to plant and care for food-bearing trees to fight world hunger.  www.treesforlife.org 3006 W. St. Louis,
Wichita, KS 67203
316-945-6929
United for Peace and Justice UFPJ is a network of peace and justice organizations around the US and world, working to end war and oppression, shift resources toward human needs, protect the environment and promote sustainable alternatives. unitedforpeace.org PO Box 607
Times Square Station
NY, NY 10108
(212) 868-5545
info.ufpj(at)gmail.com
Veterans for Peace Organization of veterans that increases awareness of the costs of war, opposes nuclear weapons, and works toward world peace.  www.veteransforpeace.org World Community Center
438 N. Skinker
St. Louis, MO 63130
OR:
Veterans for Peace National Office
216 South Metamec Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63105
314-725-6005
Voices for Creative NonViolence (formerly Voices in the Wilderness) Working to end all forms of U.S. economic and military warfare waged in the middle east.  
www.vitw.org
1249 W Argyle St. #2
Chicago, IL 60640
773-878-3815
info(at)vcnv.org
War Resisters League Campaign to stop human rights abuses, promote nonviolent protests, and stop war.  www.warresisters.org 339 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10012
212-228-0450
Witness for Peace (WFP) To support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices which contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean.  www.witnessforpeace.org 3628 12th Street NE. 1st Fl.,
Washington, DC 20017
202-547-6112
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Women working to promote gender and racial equality, and build peace through world disarmament.  www.wilpf.org 1213 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-563-7110
Des Moines Branch:
1507 Pennsylvania Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50316

Last updated: December 11, 2014

 
 
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