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Catholics in Alliance for Common Good

A nonpartisan nonprofit group dedicated to promoting our faith's core teachings about justice, human life and dignity, peace, poverty and the common good. We work to build and support the Catholic social justice movement through communication, grassroots outreach and coordination.

 

Catholic Peace Fellowship

To support Catholic conscientious objectors through education, counseling, and advocacy. We seek to resist war by helping those who choose not to participate in it, one person at a time.

 

Catholic Peacebuilding Network

A voluntary network of practitioners, academics, clergy, and laity from around the world that seeks to enhance the study and practice of Catholic peacebuilding, especially at the local level.   

Network: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

A progressive voice within the Catholic community that has been influencing Congress for peace and justice for over 30 years. Through lobbying and legislative advocacy, we strive to close the gap between rich and poor, and to dismantle policies rooted in racism, greed, and violence. Membership includes both individuals and organizations, and represents more than 100,000 people.

 

Pax Christi USA

A section of Pax Christi International, the Catholic peace movement to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating, and witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence. We reject war, preparations for war, and every form of violence and domination. We advocate primacy of personal conscience, economic and social justice, and respect for creation.

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Adventist Peace Fellowship

To offer resources for exploring Adventist beliefs and heritage for peacemaking in a violent world;  provide a forum for interchange and advocacy on how Adventist faith speaks to current issues of peace and peacemaking; and connect Adventists with other peacemaking resources and organizations.

 

American Friends Service Committee

Founded in 1917 by Quakers to provide conscientious objectors with an opportunity to aid civilian war victims, we carry out service, development, social justice, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work for peace and social justice attracts the support and partnership of people of many races, religions, and cultures, and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947.

 

Baptist Peace Fellowship

Gathers, equips, and mobilizes Baptists to build a culture of peace rooted in justice. We labour with a wonderful array of peacemakers. We are called by God to the Gospel of Peace. This calling is rooted in our faith in Jesus Christ, who is our Peace, in whom God is reconciling the world.

 

Believers Against the War

Formed to challenge all Christian believers to examine the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq in the light of the Bible and the Constitution -- both of which prohibit unprovoked aggression. Today, many of God's people have forsaken the gospel of Christ and turned their hearts. Many are being led astray. 

 

Church of God Peace Fellowship

According to Jesus, peacemaking is the family business of the children of God. He calls us to radical acts of reconciliation and peacemaking -- in our own hearts, homes, neighborhoods, and nation.

 

Disciples Peace Fellowship

Founded in 1935, we promote peace and justice by sending peace interns to church camps, publishing a quarterly newsletter, sponsoring general assembly events, providing peace-related congregational resources, and taking action on specific peace and justice causes.

 

Episcopal Peace Fellowship

Founded in 1939, a national organization with local chapters across the United States.  While we are affiliated with the Episcopal Church in America, we are an independent entity striving to work for peace in justice in our communities, our church, and the world.

 

Lutheran Peace Fellowship

Over 60 years old, a network of Lutherans across the U.S. and around the globe, heeding the Gospel call to be peacemakers and justice seekers in a caring community of prayer, education, and action.

 

Mennonite Central Committee

Founded in 1920, we demonstrate God's love by working among people suffering from poverty, conflict, oppression, and natural disaster. We strive for peace, justice, and the dignity of all people by sharing our experiences, resources, and faith in Jesus Christ. We help people develop skills for creating peace in their families, neighborhoods, villages, towns and nations.

 

Methodist Federation for Social Action

An independent voice for justice within Methodism since 1907, we unite activists within the United Methodist Church to take action on issues of justice, peace, and liberation in the church, nation, and world. We live out our belief that to be faithful witnesses to the Gospel of Jesus Christ is to be involved in the transformation of the social order. Supported by members, we are not an official church body.

 

Methodists United for Peace with Justice

An association of Methodist laity and clergy. We encourage study on the theology of war and peace and practical ways to achieve peace with justice. We oppose nuclear weapons, injustice, and the Iraq war. We engage in public policy advocacy directed toward Congress and the federal executive. Through e-mail, our website, and print action alerts, we provide timely information on legislative issues.

 

On Earth Peace Assembly

Part of the Church of the Brethren, we empower people to discern the things that make for peace -- in ourselves, within families, in our global environment, between nations. We advocate peace and justice. and are dedicated to following the teaching of Jesus Christ in renewing and living out our biblical and denominational heritage of peace, seeking the realization of God's will on earth as in heaven.

 

Pentecostal Charismatic Peace Fellowship

We encourage, enable, and sustain peacemaking as an integral part of Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity. We witness to the conviction that Jesus Christ is relevant to all tensions, crises, and brokenness in the world, and seek to show that addressing injustice and making peace as Jesus did is theologically sound, biblically commanded, and realistically possible.

 

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship

A national community of Presbyterian activists who trust in the nonviolent Jesus Christ.  We call forth and celebrate prophetic action by individuals and by our denomination in the search for alternatives to violence, exploitation, militarism, and war. This is the true calling of Christ's church. We join with other groups in taking concrete actions to further the cause of peace in particular trouble-spots.

 

Sojourners

Founded in 1971, our mission is to articulate the biblical call to social justice, inspiring hope, and building a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world. This broad commitment to social justice includes strong opposition to excessive militarism and war.

 

United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries

We embrace God’s transforming mission to do justice, seek peace, and build community. In response to the call of Christ, we speak and act prophetically through public witness, policy advocacy, issue education, and grassroots empowerment to build a more just, compassionate, and inclusive world.

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Orthodox Peace Fellowship

An association of Orthodox believers trying to live the peace of Christ in day-to-day life, and apply the principles of the Gospel to situations of division and conflict -- whether in the home, the parish, the community we live, the work place, within our particular nation, and between nations. We work for the conservation of God’s creation and especially of human life. We are not a political association.

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Mormons for Equality and Social Justice

A grassroots group of LDS individuals who are “anxiously engaged” in working for the gospel values of peace, equality, justice, and wise stewardship of the earth in a spirit of Christ-like charity and concern.

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Jewish Peace Fellowship

A nondenominational organization founded in 1941 help Jewish conscientious objectors. We are a Jewish voice in the peace community and a peace voice in the Jewish community, committed to active nonviolence as a means of resolving conflict. We draw on Jewish traditional sources within the Torah, the Talmud, and modern peacemaking sages as we continue to fight for peace and justice.

 

Jewish Voice for Peace

Through grassroots organizing, education, advocacy, and media, we work to achieve a lasting peace that recognizes the rights of both Israelis and Palestinians for security and self-determination. We promote a U.S. foreign policy based on peace, democracy, human rights, and international law.
 

Tikkun

A community of people from many faiths and traditions, called together by TIKKUN magazine and its vision of healing and transforming our world. We include in this call both the outer transformation needed to achieve social justice, ecological sanity, and world peace, and the inner healing needed to foster loving relationships and a generous attitude toward the world and toward others.

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Muslim Peace Fellowship

A gathering of peace and justice-oriented Muslims of all backgrounds, dedicated to making the beauty of Islam evident in the world. We work against injustice and for peace -- in ourselves, our families, our communities, and our world. We explore and deepen our understanding of Islamic teachings about peace and nonviolence, and expose the falsehood of popular stereotypes about Islam and violence.

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Buddhist Peace Fellowship

Our members, Buddhists of many traditions, strive to bring peace where there is conflict, to promote communication and cooperation among sanghas, and to alleviate suffering wherever possible. Our open-hearted engagement with the world is expressed through expanding programs in the U.S. and Asia, in cooperation with other nonviolent, progressive, faith-based movements for social change.

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US Peace Government

The U.S. affiliate of the Global Country of World Peace, founded by His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. A country without borders, designed to be a home for peace-loving people everywhere, promoting new, scientifically proven principles and policies of governance in accord with Natural Law.

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Center on Conscience and War

Formed in 1940 by an association of religious bodies, we work to defend and extend the rights of conscientious objectors. We are committed to supporting all those who question participation in war, whether they are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, documented or undocumented immigrants, or citizens in other countries. We oppose all forms of conscription, and support alternative service.

 

Christian Alliance for Progress

A national movement of ordinary Americans who want to reclaim Christianity and change the current political picture. We want to restore core values of Christianity while honoring diverse views about religion and Christian life. Jesus blessed his followers with peace and urged them to peace. Following his example we call for restraint -- not aggression -- in the exercise of our nation's power.

 

Christian Peacemaker Teams

We offer an organized, nonviolent alternative to war and other forms of lethal conflict by "getting in the way" of combatants. We provide organizational support to people committed to faith-based nonviolent alternatives in situations where lethal conflict is an immediate reality or is supported by public policy.

 

Churches for Middle East Peace

A coalition of national churches and agencies, we focus on Washington in the knowledge that sound U.S. policy is crucial to achieving and maintaining just and stable relationships throughout the Middle East. We help the members of our organizations advocate in a knowledgeable, timely and effective way their concerns about justice and peace for all people and countries in the region.

 

Churches' Center for Theology and Public Policy

An ecumenical research center, drawing upon the theological resources of the churches and other sources of expertise. Our goal is to discern and study the relationship between Christian faith and critical issues of public policy, and to enable churches to contribute more fruitfully to public dialogue and action. Our work includes ending the nuclear weapons danger and other peacemaking efforts.

 

Consistent Life

We are committed to the protection of life, which is threatened in today's world by war, abortion, poverty, racism, capital punishment, and euthanasia. We believe that these issues are linked under a "consistent ethic of life," and we challenge those working on all or some of these issues to maintain a coooperative spirit of peace, reconciliation, and respect in protecting the unprotected.

 

Every Church a Peace Church

We help 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.  We envision thousands of churches following Jesus in the struggle for peace.

 

Faithful America

A program of the National Council of Churches, USA, we are people who  believe that one’s faith -- however broadly or uniquely expressed -- has a word to say about our nation’s government and its priorities. We are a progressive, inclusive, and responsive interfaith electronic advocacy community providing a powerful voice to advance the cause of compassion and justice in public policy.

 

Faithful Security

The national religious partnership on the nuclear weapons danger, we work toward the permanent elimination of nuclear weapons by empowering religious communities to take action on a local level.

 

Fellowship of Reconciliation

Founded in 1915, as part of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation, with affiliates in over 40 countries. We are an interfaith organization committed to active nonviolence as a transforming way of life and as a means of radical change. We educate, train, build coalitions, and engage in nonviolent and compassionate actions locally, nationally, and globally.  We seek to replace violence, war, racism, and economic injustice with nonviolence, peace, and justice.

 

Friends Committee on National Legislation

Founded in 1943 by Quakers, now the largest and oldest ecumenical peace lobby. We work with tens of thousands of people from many different races, religions, and cultures to advocate social and economic justice, peace, and good government. We seek a world free from war and the threat of war.

 

Network of Spiritual Progressives

An interfaith organization open to progressive people who are religious, or “spiritual but not religious,” or secular people who understand the need for a politics of meaning. We want a society that promotes and not undermines: love and generosity, kindness and caring, peace and nonviolence, recognition of the spirit of God in each other human being, joy and pleasure in life, humility, and social responsibility.

 

Religions for Peace

We envision a world in which people of distinct religious communities live together in respect and mutual support, creating paths to peace and justice. We gather people from religious communities in the U.S., promote multi-religious cooperation for peace and justice, build on the spiritual, human, and institutional resources of our communities, and enhance mutual understanding.

 

World Peace Prayer Society

People joining together to bring peace to our hearts and our planet through the prayer -- May Peace Prevail on Earth. This prayer carries a message of great hope and healing. It transcends barriers of nationality, race, and religion to unite humanity in a call for the common good of all life on Earth.


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