Amesbury Friends Peace Center

An Outreach Project of Amesbury Friends Meeting

National Peace Organizations

A list of organizations working at the national level for peace, justice, truth in recruiting, and against war.

Alternatives to Violence Project (USA) - Workshops in conflict resolution and alternative ways to respond to and recognize our own violence, for prisons, community groups, and schools. http://www.avpusa.org

Americans for Middle East Understanding. Since 1968 “The Link” published  bi-monthly has challenged stereotypes about the Middle East and the Israeli-Palestine conflict.  Books, videos and other publications are also available. http://www.ameu.org/index.asp

Amnesty International USA - Mission is "to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice  for those whose rights have been violated." http://www.amnestyusa.org/

Center On Conscience and War -. Working to “extend and defend the rights of conscientious objectors to war and violence.” http://www.centeronconscience.org/home.shtml

Code Pink -CODEPINK is a “women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities.”  http://www.codepink4peace.org/

Iraq Veterans Against the War - http://ivaw.org/truth. Campaign for “Truth in Recruiting.”

National Coalition of Homeless Veterans - http://www.nchv.org/  Goal is to end homelessness among veterans.

One Percent Peace Army - http://www.onepercentapeacearmy.org/ Goal is to inspire 1% of the world’s population (60 million) to stand up for a non-violent world.

The Peace Alliance - http://www.thepeacealliance.org/. National campaign to establish a U.S. Department of Peace.

Physicians for Social Responsibility - http://www.psr.org/ The “medical and public health voice working to prevent the use or spread of nuclear weapons and to slow, stop and reverse global warming and the toxic degradation of the environment.”