Amesbury Friends Peace Center

An Outreach Project of Amesbury Friends Meeting

Local Peace Organizations

These organizations are found in and around Northeastern Massachusetts or have a chapter nearby. There are many paths to peace and all these groups are attempting to make the world a better place. We hope you will consider supporting them.

Domestic Violence  

Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center. Serves victims of domestic violence in the Greater Newburyport, MA area.



Refugee Immigration Ministry. An interfaith organization of community-based resettlement of asylum seekers and refugees.  


Pennies for Poverty. A volunteer group whose purpose is fundraising, promoting volunteerism, & raising awareness about poverty in Newburyport, MA.


Spiritual Peace

Chaplaincy Institute of Maine (Chime). An interfaith program “to train and support people to be of service through skill and spiritual practice.”

House of Peace. One High Street, Ipswich, MA 01938; 978 356-9395. no website.

Peace Abbey. A multi-faith retreat center in Sherborn, MA.


Peace and Justice

American Friends Service Committee, New England - “While we administer over twenty programs in diverse community settings, our work falls into four primary areas: youth, social justice, economic justice, and peace building.”   

Amnesty International, Merrimack Valley Group. Meets in Newburyport on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Rob Burnham contact - 978.462.8249. See Amnesty USA - Northeast for broader group of activities.


Massachusetts Peace Action - works for peace and justice in the Boston area and beyond.

Merrimack Valley People for Peace. Committed  to “the interrelated activities of education for peace and justice, the prevention of war, an end to arms sales, the abolition of nuclear weapons, and protection of the environment.”

Merrimac Valley People for Peace Radio List. Information on radio stations around Boston for more independent peace information.

Merrimack Valley Project. A group of faith, labor, and community leaders work “to unite people across the region’s widening racial, ethnic, and economic rifts in common action to strengthen our communities.” 

United for Peace and Justice - A coalition of peace and justice organizations and community peace groups in the Greater Boston region. The UJP Coalition, formed after September 11th, "seeks global peace through social and economic justice." Excellent calendar of peace events all over the area.

Women’s Action for New Directions. WAND empowers women to take political action.


Prison Reform          

Our Prison Neighbors - Recruits, supports and expands the role of volunteers in Massachusetts prisons.  

Puppies Behind Bars. Trains inmates to raise puppies to become service dogs for the disabled and veterans as well as explosive detection canines for law enforcement.


Truth in Recruiting

Center on Conscience and War. Working to “extend and defend the rights of conscientious objectors to war and violence.”

Iraq Veterans against the War -


Veterans and Peace

 Iraq Veterans Against the War -

North Shore Chapter of the Veterans for Peace, Veterans For Peace, Inc. is a national 501(c)(3) educational and humanitarian organization dedicated to the abolishment of war.  Local chapters are formed in every state.