Local Peace Organizations

American Friends Service Committee - Des Moines

AFSC Iowa is currently focused on working with immigrants in Central Iowa to help build a sense of community so that new immigrants will be able to participate in the political processes in their communities. In collaboration with immigrant and immigrant-ally organizations, AFSC is educating and organizing for comprehensive immigration reform. AFSC Iowa's Legal Services Program helps hundreds of immigrants and refugees from dozens of countries each year.

4211 Grand Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50312 515-209-2733 515.274.2003 - fax afscdesm@afsc.org


Des Moines Catholic Worker

Committed to a simple, nonviolent lifestyle living and working among poor people. Provides direct services and engages in activities which foster social justice.

P.O. Box 4551 Des Moines, IA 50306 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.


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.

843 Thirteenth Avenue North Clinton, Iowa 52732-5115 office@clintonfranciscans.com 563-242-7611


Iowa Peace Network

Provides resources to Iowa's peace and justice community from a faith perspective.

4100 6th Ave. Des Moines, IA 50313 iowapeacenetwork@gmail.com 515-255-7114


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.

PO Box 65397 West Des Moines, IA 50265 515-598-4528 info@iowansagainstthedeathpenalty.org


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.

2001 Forest Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50311 (515)-282-0484 Fax: 515/283-0031 iowacci@iowacci.org


Just Peace Outreach Group (JPOG) (no website)

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 319-653-2547 rfarmer@iowatelecom.net


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.

NEIPJC 119 Winnebago St. Decorah, IA 563-382-5337 neipjc@gmail.com


PEACE Iowa

PEACE Iowa promotes international peace through education, intercultural communication, public witness, citizen involvement, and personal choices.

Old Brick 26 East Market Street, Iowa City, Iowa 52245 319-354-1925 information@PEACEIowa.net


Veterans for Peace Chapter 161

Veterans for Peace informs the public about the true causes of war and the enormous costs of wars, with an obligation to heal the wounds of wars.

Ed Flaherty flahertyem@aol.com 319-354-0540 PO Box 947 Iowa City, IA 52245-0947


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.

Charlotte Martin chmartin@mtmercy.edu Cedar Rapids, IA


Last updated January 10, 2018