Television usually brings us grim stories of armies, wars and
confrontations, but at New Years, as we were welcoming in the Year 2000, television
briefly made an abrupt change and gave us beautiful scenes of people world wide
celebrating peacefully in their own way, according to their own cultures. At that time, if
people had been asked what they wanted most, my impression was that 99% would have wanted
For a long time, people have banded together to work for
peace. There are numerous Peace Organizations, yet they receive little or no recognition
from the news media.
What happened last New Years encourages me to give you a
listing of Peace Organizations so you can see that many world wide are working hard for
INTERNATIONAL PEACE BUREAU (IPB) is the world's oldest and most
comprehensive international peace network with 188 member organizations
in 53 countries. IPB acts as a clearing house for information, links
peace activists across borders, has consultative status with the United
Nations, organizes meetings, conferences, events.
Contact: International Peace Bureau, 41 rue de Zurich, 1201 Geneva,
Switzerland. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . http://www.ipb.org
THE MILLENNIUM PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY NETWORK (MPAN) invites you to join its
very active organization which is responding to United Nation's
Secretary-General Kofi Annan's invitation to hold a People's Millennium
Assembly or Millennium Forum. MPAN advocates a permanent Global People's
Assembly, serving as an inclusive voice of the people, preferably
associated with the United Nations, as mentioned in the UN Charter.
Contact: Sue Zipp at email@example.com
or write to MPAN %PACT,
777 UN Plaza, 6th Floor, New York, New York 10017. USA.
Tel: 212-973-9835. http://www.ourvoices.org
EUROPEAN NETWORK OF CIVILIAN PEACE SERVICES (EN.CPS), There are many
members throughout Europe. If you are interested in joining, here is a
contact that can give you an address near you. EN.CPS, Forum Ziviler
Friedensdienst, An der Linde 23, 50668 Cologne, Germany.
Email: forumZFD@t-online.de Tel:
49-221-1391816, Fax: 49-221-1391817.
PEACE BOAT is 'a floating village' onboard a passenger vessel where
people world wide gather to discuss global issues such as peace, human
rights, the environment, and sustainable development. You are invited
to participate. Contact: Peace Boat, NOKK Bldg. 4th Floor, Takadanobaba,
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN. Tel: 81-3-3363-7561. Fax: 81-3-3363-7562.
THE WORLD PEACE PRAYER SOCIETY has several ongoing peace projects,
among them peace pole planting (over 100,000 world wide), and the annual
Amenia World Peace Festival. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 212-755-4755. http://www.worldpeace.org
WORLD CITIZEN DIPLOMATS, an international citizen diplomacy
organization. "Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can
change the world - indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead quote. Contact: email@example.com .
The purpose of PATHWAYS TO PEACE Organizaiton is to ignite the
collective will of humanity to make PEACE a practical reality in the
21st Century, to build cooperation among existing organizations and
programs which demonstrate PEACE in its multifold expressions.
Contact: Tel: 415-461-0500. http://pathwaystopeace.org
SERVAS is an international organization where members stay at the homes
of other members. It is an opportunity for travellers and hosts to
participate in other cultures. "With every true friendship we build more
firmly the foundations on which the peace of the whole world rests."
Mahatma Gandhi quote. Contact: Servas International General Secretary,
Kevin Newham, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: P.O. Box 1086, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia.
GREEN KOREA LIMITED has initiated a project to transform Kanghwa Island
(population 70,000) into an ecovillage. It is a civic organisation,
professional organisation, supporter of international cooperation, and
it is a research organisation. Contact: email@example.com
THE WORLD FEDERALIST NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NEPAL (WOFNAN) is a
non-governmental, voluntary social and intellectural organization
committed to promoting peace, conserving the environment and natural
heritage, organizing interactions, talks, seminars and conferences on a
national and internaitonal level. Contact: WOFNAN, Baluwatar - 4,
P.O. Box 306, Kathmandu, Nepal. Email: Ldorji@mos.com.np
UNITED RELIGIONS INITIATIVE (URI) promotes interfaith cooperation to end
religiously motivated violence and create cultures of peace, justice and
healing for the Earth and all living beings. Address: P.O. Box 29242,
San Francisco, California, 94129-0242. Tel: 415-561-2300.
WORLD CONFERENCE ON RELIGIONS AND PEACE (WCRP) addresses critical
problems in areas such as conflict resolution, human rights, and
development. It has chapters in 32 countries and it promotes peace in
cooperation with the United Nations and other major agencies.
International address: WCRP, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York,
New York 10017, USA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Tel:
THE INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
(IIMCR), in conjunction with the Erasmus University Rotterdam,
announces the 5th annual International Student Symposium on Negotiation
and Conflict Resolution, July 17 - August 11 2000 in The Hague and
Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Address: 1424 K Street, N.W., Suite 650, Washington D.C. 20005, USA.
Tel: 202-347-2042 Fax: 202-347-2440.
Email: email@example.com http://www.iimcr.org
A PEACE PILGRIM, Shine A Light For Peace, Steps Toward Inner Peace, and
much more are on Bruce Nichols' web site. http://www.peacepilgrim.com
REBECCA NOVA has a wonderful peace web site, http://www.peace2k.org
She is the artist who made the PEACE GLOBE for the United Nations,
and she will be traveling soon to Bethlehem to light another peace
globe that she has made.
WORLD PEACE 2000 NETWORK. http://www.worldpeace2000.org
COMMUNITY PEACEMAKERS, an active California-based organization with
extensive information on its web site: http://www.compeace.org
Address: 2908 Madeline Street, Suite 100, Oakland, California
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org , Tel: (510)
530-1319, Fax: (510)
NATIONAL PEACE FOUNDATION is a non-governmental membership organization
concerned with the development and implementation of conflict
resoluation education and training in the United States, and with peacebuilding and
Address: 1819 H Street NW, Suite 1200, Washington D.C. 20006.
Tel: 202-223-1770. http://www.nationalpeace.org
THE WORLD CITIZEN FOUNDATION web site lists resources on World
Citizenship, World Government, and World Law found. http://www.worldcitizen.org .
SCHUMACHER COLLEGE, an international centre for ecological studies based
in southwest ENGLAND. A place for holistic learning. People aged 20-80 come
from all over the world to attend. Practising health workers, NGO
workers, educators, organisational consultants, etc. Scholarships available for
US citizens. Contact: Schumacher College, The Old Postern, Dartington,
Devon TQ9 6EA, UK. Email: email@example.com
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