National Peace Organizations

American Friends Service Committee

A Quaker organization committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service.

1501 Cherry St. Philadelphia, PA 19102 215-241-7000


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.

475 Riverside Drive Room 245 New York, NY 10115-0245 212-870-2053


Amnesty International USA

A global movement which campaigns to end grave abuses of human rights.

5 Penn Plaza - 16th floor New York, NY 10001 212-807-8400


AMPAL: Americans & Palestinians for Peace (web site not currently functioning)

Created to fill the need of informing the American public about the Palestinian dream of self-determination, AMPAL believes in the creation of an independent Palestinian state including land and refugees being returned, the right to govern and protect its own people, and the peaceful coexistence with its neighboring countries.

AMPAL John Dabeet - President and Founder P.O. Box 113 Muscatine, Iowa 52761 563-263-8145


ANSWER: Act Now to Stop War & End Racism

US-based umbrella group consisting of many antiwar and civil rights organizations.

1247 E Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 202-543-2777


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.

4800 Wedgewood Dr. Charlotte, NC 28210 704-521-6051


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.

P.O. Box 4232 South Bend, IN 46634 574-232-2811 staff@catholicpeacefellowship.org


Center on Conscience & War

National Interreligious Service Board for Conscientious Objectors. Works to defend and extend the rights of conscientious objectors.

1830 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009-5706 202-483-2220


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.

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.

28606 Philips St. & P.O. Box 968 Elkhart, IN 46515 800-297-1516


CODEPINK

CODEPINK is a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs.

666 G Street, NE Washington DC 20002 202-248-2093 Email: info@codepink.org


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.

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."

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.

2017 Mission Street, 2nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94110 415-255-7296 Email: communications@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.

212-687-7214 Email: info@peaceboat-us.org


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. Housmans Peace Resource Project

5 Caledonian Road London N1 9DX UK Email: worldpeace@gn.apc.org


International Action Center

Information, activism & resistance to US militarism, war & corporate greed, linking with struggles against racism & oppression within the US.

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 munitions 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.

39 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.

P.O. Box 18218 Washington, DC 20006 (202)416-4720 Email: icnc@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.

41 rue de Zurich 1201 Geneva, Switzerland. +41 (0)22 731 64 29 Email: mailbox@ipb.org


Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (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 area-- 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.

ICAHD PO Box 2030 91020 Jerusalem, Israel Email: info@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.

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 Caribbean.

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.

JCSER P.O. Box 67807 97200 Jerusalem, Israel Email: info@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.

JVP 1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 550 Oakland, CA 94612 510-465-1777 info@jvp.org


Jubilee Partners (no web site)

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 US.

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.

1324 GA Hwy. 49 S. Americus, GA 31719 877-738-1741


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.

MCC Central States 121 East 30th Street PO Box 235 North Newton, KS 67117 316-283-2720 Email: centralstates@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.

905 Parker St. Berkeley, CA 94710 510-548-0542


NACLA Report on the Americas

The source and resource on the Americas.

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.

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.

National Peace Academy P.O. Box 306 Shelburne, VT 05482 Phone/Fax: 802-585-1672


Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala

We demand fair elections and fair trade for Guatemala.

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.

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.

801 Front Ave. St. Paul, MN 55103 651-487-0800


Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (web site not currently working)

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.

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.

P.O. Box 43383 Tucson, AZ 85733 520-323-8697 Email: nukeresister@igc.org


On Earth Peace

Movement grounded in the Church of the Brethren to empower people to discern the things that make for peace and to advocate peace and justice.

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.

532 West Eighth Street Erie, PA 16502-1334 814-453-4955 ext. 233


Peace Action

Peace Action is a national, grassroots organization committed to organizing a citizen movement. With chapters and affiliates in states across the country, Peace Action organizes to place pressure on Congress and the administration through write-in campaigns, internet actions, citizen lobbying and direct action.

California office: 2201 Broadway, STE 321 Oakland, CA 94928 Maryland office: 8630 Fenton St, STE 524 Silver Spring, MD 20910


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.

Peace Brigades International-USA 1326 9th St, NW Washington, DC 20001 202-232-0142 Email: info@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.

2100 M Street NW Suite 619 Washington, D.C. 20037


Physicians for Human Rights

Mobilizes the health professionals and enlists support from the general public to protect and promote the human rights of all people.

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.

1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 1012 Washington, D.C. 20009


Presbyterian Peace Fellowship

The mission of Presbyterian Peace Fellowship is to encourage and educate Presbyterians about the importance of peacemaking in the life of the church and throughout the world.

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.

Project Ploughshares Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies Conrad Grebel College Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G6, Canada 519-888-6541


Satyagraha Institute

Satyagraha Institute works to promote the understanding and practice of satyagraha as a method for social change and way of life and offers training in the knowledge, skills, and inner life associated with nonviolent social change.

Satyagraha Institute c/o Carl Kline 825 Fourth Street Brookings, SD 57006 605-692-8465


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.

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.

P.O. Box 1818, Peter Stuyvesant Station, New York, NY 10009 Email: info@peacefultomorrows.org 212-598-0970


STAR*PAC (Stop the Arms Race Political Action Committee)

Organization that endorses peace candidates. "Plowshares from the war machine."

1620 Pleasant Street Des Moines, IA 50314 515-282-5111 or 515-210-7928


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.

PO Box 607 Times Square Station New York, NY 10108 212-868-5545 Email: info.ufpj@gmail.com


Veterans for Peace

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.

1249 W Argyle St. #2 Chicago, IL 60640 773-878-3815 Email: info@vcnv.org


War Resisters League

Campaign to stop human rights abuses, promote nonviolent protests, and stop war.

339 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10012 212-228-0450


Witness for Peace (WFP)

Supports 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.

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.

1213 Race Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-563-7110


Last updated January 12, 2018