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IFOR (International Fellowship of Reconciliation) is an international, spiritually-based movement of people committed to active non-violence as a way of life and as a means of personal, social, economical, and political transformation. IFOR is involved in peace-building since 1919 and has consultative status at the UN (ECOSOC) and UNESCO. http://www.ifor.org

I Have a Dream Foundation, Eugene Lang

Established by the Illinois Violence Prevention Act of 1995, the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority (IVPA) is the first state agency of its kind dedicated to violence prevention in the United States. In creating the IVPA, the Illinois State Legislature recognized the need for a comprehensive, collaborative public health and public safety approach to violence prevention.  In keeping with its mandate, the IVPA has defined five main goals: 1. Develop and implement a statewide plan for violence prevention; 2. Fund local and statewide anti-violence programs; 3. Coordinate existing violence prevention initiatives and encourage collaborative projects; 4. Evaluate and provide technical assistance for violence prevention programming; 5. Conduct public education and awareness efforts about violence and its prevention.  IVPA has initiated a novel vanity license plate program to raise funds for violence prevention.  For more info, Illinois Violence Prevention Authority, 100 W. Randolph Street, Room 6-600, Chicago, IL 60601, Tel 312-814-2796; email mgarcia@idph.state.il.us ; web site http://www.ivpa.org

Institute of Conflict Analysis and Management AND The Dispute Resolution Centre, Divisions of The South Island Dispute Resolution Centre Society, British Columbia.  Web site http://www.disputeresolution.bc.ca/

Jaipur Peace Foundation (JPF) is a Charitable Trust registered under Article 80G of Indian Income Tax Act. 1961 No. 183/29, established in 1998 to propogate the ideas of love and peace. It supports spiritually based movement composed of people who are committed to love, truth, non-violence and peace. JPF will establish centres and institutions of learning and will encourage and promote " Human Transformation" projects through " Life-Awakening activities" and " Engaged Consciousness".   Activities Proposed : Creating conducive conditions for research in the areas of Peace; Provide training in achieving peace; Training in different techniques of meditation; Training in Non-violent conflict resolution; Conduct courses of short duration on Peace , Gandhian ideas and techniques, Comparative Religion, Indian Culture and Philosophy and "engaged consciousness"; Publication of bi-annual Journal (English); Publication of bi-monthly Newsletter (Hindi); Publication of relevent material to peace; Organise Seminars/Conferences/Workshops/ Lectures on peace, religion, non-violence etc.  Honarary Secretary : Dr. Naresh Dadhich Foundation 2-k-12, Jawahar Nagar, JAIPUR-302004,INDIA; Tel.:91-141-652846 Fax: 91-141-654506; e-mail : ndadhich@jp1.dot.net.in

Joie de Vivre Joyful Living Workshops - In association with Paul McKenna, and the Interfaith Desk of SCARBORO MISSIONS, I have recently begun to facilitate a very new and profound workshop -- created by Scarboro Missions -- entitled the "Golden Rule Creative/Meditative Workshop".  In this regard, I would like to invite you to visit the webpage which beautifully illustrates and describes this workshop (as well as other related endeavours) in greater detail: www.carrot.com/events/joiedevivre/ .  Using the visually striking multifaith Golden Rule poster as one of the "tools", this workshop is ideal for generating greater compassion, tolerance, global unity, social justice, moral ethics, and PEACE.  Please feel free to contact me, either by email or telephone, if you need any further info: Roslyn Rus, email joiederoz@yahoo.ca ; tel (416) 465-3948

The John Howard Society of Canada, 404 - 383 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 4R4. Mr. James M. MacLatchie, National Director. Telephone 613-761-7678. For over half a century, John Howard staff members and volunteers have been working hard to combat crime through a common sense, fair, and compassionate prevention program that gets to the heart of the problem. Councelling, educating, and training programs include: waging public information campaigns to promote effective crime prevention, helping ex-prisoners get training and jobs so they aren't forced to return to crime, working with prisoners' families to ensure that they do not suffer needlessly for crimes they did not commit.

The John Howard Society of Ontario, 6 Jackson Place, Toronto, Ontario, M6P 1T6. Mr. Graham Stewart, Executive Director. Telephone 416-604-8412; Fax 416-604-8948. See above.

The John Howard Society of Hamilton-Wentworth and District, 128 Hughson Street North, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 1G6. Mr. Duncan Gillespie, Executive Director. Telephone 905-523-7460; Fax 905-523-7468. See above.

Karuna Center for Peacebuilding creates training programs in inter-communal dialogue, conflict transformation, collaborative problem solving and nonviolent social change. Karuna Center workshops provide the container for community groups, some extremely polarized, to establish relationships, develop confidence, promote cooperation, and cultivate the conditions for the restoration of community and civil society. Created and facilitated with local partners, Karuna Center's educational workshops emphasize community- building, empowerment and the training of trainers who will further increase regional and national visions, capacities and skills for peace.  Vision Statement: Karuna Center for Peacebuilding envisions a world in which communities transform enmity and conflict through collaborative dialogue and cooperative problem solving.  Mission Statement: Karuna Center for Peacebuilding provides education and training to transform conflict by promoting dialogue and reconciliation. In regions torn by war or conflict, we work with local groups in their own efforts to strengthen conditions for peace and justice.   Web site: http://www.karunacenter.org/

Kauai, Hawaii. Launched a principle-centered community program to build its economy, families and community. Mayor Maryanne Kusaka.

Kellogg Initiative on African American Men and Boys. Guided by the following principles: 1. accepting personal responsibility for individual behaviour; 2. creating opportunities for entrepreneurship which can provide jobs and other productive activities; 3. building the capacity of communities to deal with their own problems; 4. bolstering cultural leadership and understanding; 5. renewing spiritual values; 6. enhancing communication among people. Bobby William Austin, Director.

Kids Peace Net: Where Solving Conflicts is an Adventure - We live in a culture of violence. It is so pervasive that the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, declared violence an epidemic that must be contained like other life-threatening diseases. Violence is preventable. Teachers interested in teaching peace education in their classrooms may contact Peace Education International, 305-673-8299 or toll free 1-888-667-3223. The PeaceMaker Series for grades 1-6, contains a complete teachers' guide, practical suggestions on how to set up a peaceable classroom, and interactive student lessons. Web site http://www.kidspeacenet.com/

King Prajadhipok's Institute of Thailand is a national academic institution committed to the development of democracy through research, education and training in the areas of politics, governance and democracy for the achievement of sustainable peace. The KPI Center for Peace Promotion was established work specifically on the goal of achieving sustainable peace. Objective: The center seeks to promote and develop the use of peaceful methods and procedures in the prevention and resolution of conflict, which forms an important foundation for the participatory democratic system that is itself conducive to a peaceful society. For more information: http://www.kpi.ac.th/en/peace.asp

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Magenta is a foundation that combats racism, fascism and other forms of discrimination. Magenta does this through organizing (cultural) activities, educational campaigns and debates. We are a small foundation, which means we can quickly respond to events that take place in society. Magenta works together with many organizations in the field of anti-racism/fascism, migrant organizations, Jewish organizations, etc. Magenta was founded in 1992 after the violent racist attacks on migrants in Germany. Since its founding Magenta has realized a substantial number of projects, mainly practicing our philosophy of getting the activities to people instead of letting people come to the activity. http://www.magenta.nl/

Managing Workplace Conflict - Mediation Training Institute International is a global network of Certified Trainers of Managing Workplace Conflict who offer customizable one-day training seminars for managers and employees of business, health care, non-profit, and government organizations. Trainer certification is available to internal human resource development professionals, and to qualified individuals who wish to join the MTI network.  http://www.mediationworks.com/

Mediation Network of North Carolina offers a unique model of autonomous, locally based centers that reflect the differing needs of their communities, and yet, also are able to nurture excellence and share resources and expertise state-wide. (They are) a model for networking and collaboration ... of how to harness grassroots innovation and capacity in the service of communities. They have become leaders in our field.  http://www.mnnc.org/

The Mens International Peace Exchange is a 501-c-3 organization based in Wallingford, PA. We are women and men who help men in the international community become more peaceful through education, networking and community building. Our mission is:
- To seek out and to support efforts which redirect masculine energy from ways of violence to ways of peace;
- To define and implement events and projects whose underlying message of viewing conflict creates a shift in our perspective such that we validate our self, respect the other, and open doors for collaboration;
- To build an international community of peacemakers in which we:
support each other in our particular processes,
create a comprehensive approach to peace, one we pass on to our children; and
define actions which will initiate and sustain changes necessary for peace which are consistent within one culture and support those in other cultures.
For more information about the Men's International Peace Exchange, you can visit our website at: http://www.PeaceExchange.org

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Founded in 1977 by a group of school security directors, the National Alliance for Safe Schools was established to provide training, technical assistance, and publications to school districts interested in reducing school based crime and violence.  NASS is committed to the belief that no child should go to school in fear.  NASS, a non-profit, tax exempt corporation, strongly ascribes to the belief that schools need to “take back the controls” and to identify what the local issues are that may be causing fear and anxiety on the part of students and staff. Once the local issues have been identified, school administrators, working with students, teachers, parents and support staff, are able to effect change. For more information: http://www.safeschools.org/ ; National Alliance for Safe Schools, Ice Mountain, P.O. Box 290, Slanesville, WV 25444-0290; Phone: 1-304-496-8100
Toll free No.: 1-888-510-6500; Fax: 1-304-496-8105; Email: NASS@raven-villages.net

National Association for Prevention of Teacher Abuse ("NAPTA") - The truth of why our public schools are so dysfunctional lies buried under layers of carefully positioned propaganda, and intentionally constructed terror, courtesy of our school boards all over our nation. Their covert weapon - teacher abuse to silence the truth - assures our administrations that they, rather than the will of the people, are in control.  Teacher abuse is wrong, it is harmful, and we know it is the fundamental reason reform is not happening in our schools since it silences insider information, allowing those in power to mislead parents. Our schools reflect political agendas, not societal needs. Our school board elections are controlled by self serving administrations; few people are aware since terrorized teachers robotically march in line.  This site is meant to be a storehouse of information to help the public discover the truth about our schools and counteract the false information that intentionally misleads the audience away from reform. It is not meant to be a proposal for reform per se, but an opportunity to clear the way so reform can begin.  Karen Horwitz, President, NAPTA
Send e-mail to:
K. Horwitz ; web site http://www.endteacherabuse.org/


The National Campaign Against Youth Violence, conceived at the White House Summit on Children, Violence, and Responsibility, is a coordinated response to the epidemic rates of youth violence in America. The campaign is committed to engaging private citizens, corporations, and foundations in national and local violence prevention efforts.  Violence prevention is the shared responsibility of every American. For that reason, NCAYV is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization open to all. NCAYV activities are guided by a diverse Board of Directors and advisory councils that include experts in politics, business, education, media, sports, entertainment, and youth development.  For more information: National Campaign Against Youth Violence, San Francisco Headquarters
33 New Montgomery Street, 20th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, Phone 415-512-4008, Fax 415-512-4038;  Washington, D.C., Headquarters, 1219 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Phone 202-223-1650, Fax 801-659-1296; send e-mail to info@noviolence.net ; web site http://www.ncayv.org 

National Conference on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution (NCPCR) promotes the use and acceptance of non-violent approaches to the resolution of conflict and the improvement of conflict resolution theory and practice. NCPCR is committed to using its capabilities and resources to develop an inclusive society that values diveristy and uses collaborative processes to achieve peace and justice. NCPCR provides an international forum for continuing dialogue about the uses of conflict resolution as a tool for social justice and a force for peace.  NCPCR, ICAR George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444; Ph 703 993-2440; FAX 703 993-3070; Toll free 877 397-3223; email ncpcr@apeacemaker.org ; web site http://www.apeacemaker.org

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) - As the nation's resource center for child protection, the NCMEC spearheads national efforts to locate and recover missing children and raises public awareness about ways to prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation. A private, nonprofit organization established in 1984, NCMEC operates under a Congressional mandate and works in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.  "NBC Nightly News" referred to NCMEC as a "high-tech search network." NCMEC is a vital resource for families and the approximately 17,000 law enforcement agencies throughout the United States in the search for missing children and the quest for child protection.  Since 1984 NCMEC has handled more than 1.3 million calls through its national Hotline 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678); trained more than 151,755 police and other professionals; and published more than 17 million publications that are distributed free of charge in single copies. NCMEC has worked with law enforcement on more than 65,173 missing child cases, resulting in the recovery of  46,031 children.  NCMEC has disseminated millions of missing children's photographs, with one in seven of the children recovered as a direct result. NCMEC believes that "somebody knows where each missing child is located," and seeks to reach every home with these photographs.  NCMEC receives thousands of leads on missing children that are forwarded to police investigators. NCMEC also operates the national child pornography tipline in conjunction with the U.S. Customs Service, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and Federal Bureau of Investigation that has produced leads resulting in many successful investigations.   Whether a police officer needs case assistance, desperate parents are seeking help to find their child, or a citizen is asking for information on child safety, all it takes is one call, to the High-Tech Search Network of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).  web site http://www.missingkids.com/

National Conference on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution ("NCPCR") was founded in 1982 to provide a forum where individuals working and researching conflict resolution processes in a variety of areas and settings could gather to exchange ideas. NCPCR is not member-based, attendance is open to all who are interested in issues of peacemaking and conflict resolution. NCPCR brings together practitioners, researchers, and policy-makers from a variety of fields for training, workshops, seminars, and meetings of organizations and interest groups.  http://www.gmu.edu/departments/NCPCR/

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is one of the most extensive sources of information on criminal and juvenile justice in the world, providing services to an international community of policymakers and professionals. NCJRS is a collection of clearinghouses supporting all bureaus of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs: the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the OJP Program Offices. It also supports the Office of National Drug Control Policy.   The NCJRS Calendar of Events lists conferences, workshops, seminars, and other events relating to juvenile and criminal justice and drug control policy.  Topics include: | Corrections | Courts | Crime Prevention | Criminal Justice Statistics | Drugs and Crime | New This Week | | International | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Research and Evaluation | Victims | Current Highlights |  Contact: National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS), P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Tel: 1-800-851-3420 or 301-519-5500; E-mail questions to askncjrs@ncjrs.org ; Web site http://www.ncjrs.org/

The National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center (NYVPRC) was established as a central source of information on prevention and intervention programs, publications, research, and statistics on violence committed by and against children and teens. Sponsored by the White House Council on Youth Violence, the Resource Center is a collaboration between the Council, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other Federal agencies. A Federal committee of the Council, chaired by Susan Blumenthal, MD, Assistant Surgeon General and Senior Public Health Advisor to the White House Council on Youth Violence, provided leadership in design and the establishment of the National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center. The NYVPRC website www.safeyouth.org and call center 1-866-SAFEYOUTH (723-3968) serve as a user-friendly, single point of access to Federal information on youth violence prevention and suicide. 

Neighborhood Justice Center - The Center's primary goal is to provide local residents, businesses, and institutions with access to problem solving, dispute resolution and related legal services enabling them to effectively resolve disputes in a non-adversarial fashion. Our intent is to lessen the burden on the criminal justice system by diverting those cases which can be resolved outside of the courthouse. In addition, referrals to appropriate resources and social services agencies are made as needed, and legal aid workshops given. We also hope to teach classes in anger management and conflict resolution to young people. http://www.applicom.com/njc/

Neil Coburn, Ph.D., Dean, MIR Centre for Peace, Selkirk College, 301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar, B.C. V1N 3J1 (web site) www.selkirk. ca, (email) ncoburn@selkirk. ca ; (phone) 250-365-1285, (fax) 250-365-1260

The Network: Interaction for Conflict Resolution is a national charitable association, dedicated to promoting constructive conflict resolution in all sectors of society.  The Network is a leader in Canada, providing public education about conflict resolution, supporting dispute resolution practitioners in various ways, including conferences and innovative programs for teachers and youth peer mediators. The Network actively promotes conflict resolution initiatives with both provincial and federal governments. A dynamic source of current information on conflict resolution, the Network publishes Interaction Quarterly, houses an on-line, mail-order bookstore, and hosts an extensive Web site of information and resources, including a national Directory of Conflict Resolution Practitioners. The Network sponsors the annual Award for Journalistic Excellence in Conflict Analysis. Network members come from all walks of life, but share an interest in seeing conflicts handled more effectively and constructively. Centre for Conflict Resolution, Justice Institute of BC, 715 McBride Blvd., New Westminster, BC, V3L 5T4, Phone: (604)528-5613, Fax: (604) 528-5640, E-mail: mhuber@jibc.bc.ca , Web site http://www.nicr.ca/i2000/

Non-Violence Now (NVN), is a working group of the Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG). We are committed to the education of youth groups on the practice of non-violence, anti-racism, conflict resolution and anger management skills.  Our presentations provide a historical account of the teachings of Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to provide elementary and secondary school students with real life examples of non-violent activism in the modern world. Our presentations also include interactive role-playing and brain storming activities to encourage our youth to learn conflict resolution and anger management skills.  It is our wish that this will help to introduce alternatives to violence that will broaden our youth’s ability to peacefully deal with conflicts they encounter daily. Our long-term goal is to develop into an international peace education organization, promoting intercultural harmony by strengthening the ties which already exist between McMaster University and Seinan Gakuin university in Japan ( http://www.seinan-gu.ac.jp ).  We currently present interactive workshops to elementary schools, high schools and young offenders’ facilities in Hamilton Wentworth and Halton Regions.  Non-Violence Now uses three workshop formats. In secondary schools, the basic format described above is used. The format which is used in elementary schools was developed by Dr. Santa Barbara and is conceptualized in stories 7, 8, and 10 at http://www.humanities.McMaster.ca/~mpeia/peacestories .  Finally, in group homes consisting of high-risk children, a more in-depth and interactive component is included. The members of NVN hold the belief that our children and youth have the right to peace and conflict resolution education and hope to one day incorporate this into the school curriculum as a require course of study.  To facilitate completion of the long-term goal, our community contact Charlie Johnstone ( johnstcm@McMaster.ca ) will be traveling to Japan to assist in the formation of a chapter of Non-Violence Now at Seinan Gakuin university.  McMaster students who are active in this program not  only act as mentors to the elementary and secondary school students they instruct, but also act as ambassadors for McMaster University at the institutions they present at.  Additional contact persons for this working group are: ilana ross, rossih@mcmaster.ca ; Jamie Porteous grapplerj2@yahoo.ca ; YAJUR SHUKLA, YAJUR.SHUKLA@learnlink.mcmaster.ca .  For more info: Charlie Johnstone, community contact for non-Violence Now, a working group of The Ontario Public Interest Research Group at McMaster University; http://opirg.org/mcmaster ; (905) 516-6317; McMaster University Student Centre, Room 229, P.O. Box 1013, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton Ontario, Canada L8S 1C0

Nova Southeastern University -The Department of Dispute Resolution is committed to the study, practice, and research of conflict resolution as a process for achieving improved societal relations among individuals and organizations. The goal of the department is to explore and promote alternative methods for the resolution of disputes wherein parties achieve mutuality of agreement based upon equity, rationality, and nonviolence. To that end, the department serves as an academic catalyst for applied research and theory development in mediation practice and other dispute resolution approaches. 
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences - http://www.nova.edu/shss/

Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution - http://www.nova.edu/shss/DCAR/
Department of Family Therapy - http://www.nova.edu/shss/FT

We also have the following new programs:
Graduate Certificate in Peace Studies
Graduate Certificate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Graduate Certificate in Family Studies
Specialization in Medical Family Therapy
Specialization in Health Care Conflict Resolution

The Oneida Indian Nation, surrounding Green Bay, Wisconsin. Has engaged in a project of individual and community transformation through a principle-centered revitalization program.

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC), 8 Essa Rd., Barrie, ON L4N 3K3; Phone: (705) 737-0464 Fax: (705) 739-7268; Website: http://www.cpinet.org/psafety/orcc/ocrcc.html ; OCRCC's activities are directed towards the prevention and eradication of sexual assault.   The coaltion has existed since 1977 and its membership is comprised of rape crisis/sexual assault centres from across Ontario.

Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.   222 College St., Suite 106  Toronto, Ontario M5T 3J1; Phone: (416) 978-1716 Fax: (416) 978-4771; Email: onpea.info@utoronto.ca   ; Website: http://www.library.utoronto.ca/aging/onpea.htm   The Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the prevention of elder abuse and neglect. Its mandate is to educate professionals and lay persons about elder abuse and neglect, to promote information sharing among professionals and advocates in the field of elder abuse, to develop educational and training programs about elder abuse prevention and intervention for people working with the elderly, to advocate legislative action to meet the needs of victims, perpetrators, and their families, to offer services and support to victims of elder abuse and neglect and to be sensitive to multicultural and aboriginal issues related to elder abuse.

Options - Appropriate Dispute Resolution Services is a not-for-profit organization with a nation-wide membership of conflict resolution specialists. The mandate of Options is to raise the profile of interest-based dispute resolution, to educate individuals and organizations on the benefits of mediation and where appropriate, refer parties/organizations in conflict to dispute resolution specialists in their area.  Delivery of this mandate is done through the operation of a toll-free telephone referral service to provide consumer awareness of the various methods in ADR (Appropriate Dispute Resolution) and maintaining an active website for general enquiries.  options@cadvision.com   phone toll free: 1-877-932-0790, Calgary 270-7400

Ottawa Peace and Environment Resource Centre - Our mandate is to educate the public about peace, environment and social justice issues; empower people to get involved in these issues, and support local groups who are involved.  http://perc.ca .  Phone: (613) 230-4590.  In Person: 174 First Avenue (corner of Bank) in Ottawa, top floor. (Via OCTranspo, take the #1, #6, #7, or #11 bus.) Unfortunately, we're not wheelchair accessible. Office hours: Wednesday to Friday noon-6pm, Saturday 10-4. Mail: Box 4075, Station E, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B1.  General E-mail: info@perc.ca

OVERCOMING VIOLENCE COALITION; P.O. BOX 332 KENOSHA WI 53141-0332 E-MAIL:overcomeday@geocities.com ; website: http://www.geocities.com/~overcomeday/    FAX 414-652-8892; PH 414-656-8890; OVERCOMING VIOLENCE DAY- CHICAGO JUNE 21ST, 1998

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Pathways to Peace http://pathwaystopeace.org features The Peace Wheel, a colourful eight-segmented Wheel depicting the primary areas of human endeavour and activity: Business, Education, Habitat, Law, Religion, Environment, Science, and the synthesizing element Culture. These categories transcend national, ethnic, racial, religious, age, or gender differences; they are common to every society.

Peace Action (formerly SANE/FREEZE, founded in 1957), its sister organization, Peace Action Education Fund (PAEF), the Student Peace Action Network (SPAN), and the International Office work through national and grassroots citizens' action to promote global nuclear disarmament, cut military spending, and end the international arms trade.  Peace Action has a membership of 55,000 persons, 27 State affiliates, and over 100 local chapters, making it the largest membership and activist network of any peace and justice organization in the country. Peace Action members work for policy changes in Congress, state capitals, city halls and the United Nations. The national office of Peace Action houses an Organizing Department which promotes growth and activism on these issues across the nation. Peace Action produces a quarterly newsletter with Peace Action Education Fund and also publishes an annual voting record for every member of Congress. Peace Action Education Fund's goal is to educate activists, the public and policy-makers on peace and disarmament issues and to promote campaigns and projects that forward its goals. The national office of PAEF houses a Policy Department which produces factsheets and briefing papers and works in a variety of coalitions. SPAN (the Student Peace Action Network) has a network of over 80 college campus groups around the United States. The Freeman Fellowship, funded through Peace Action Education Fund, sponsors the SPAN Coordinator position each year from August through May. Students work locally, regionally and nationally with each other and with the non-student Peace Action chapters to effect change through public education and activist strategies.  Peace Action Education Fund's International Office links grassroots and international work for peace The International office, located in New York City, serves as a liaison to peace organizations abroad and monitors and participates in U.N. forums concerning disarmament and economic justice. It keeps the membership of Peace Action and concerned individuals, in touch with international activities, vital isssues and opportunties for action.  PAEF and Peace Action host regional meetings and an annual congress to train and organize activists and decide future policy for the organizations. "Congressional Education Days," hosted in Washington, D.C. provide an opportunity for activists to be briefed on the issues and meet with their elected representatives.  Web site http://www.peace-action.org/

PeaceBuilders® is a long-term, community-based, violence reduction/crime prevention program. It is a program designed to help create an environment that reduces violence and establishes more peaceful ways of behaving, living and working in families, schools, organisations and communities. http://www.peacebuilders.com/

The peaceCenter: Breaking the Cycle of Violence Through Circles of Peace.  VISION - The peaceCENTER supports the learning of peace in our lives and the demonstration of peace within our community.  PURPOSE AND BELIEFS- Violence is a learned behavior, and so is nonviolence.  Peace is revealed to the world through peaceful people.  There are growing circles of individuals and organizations who continue to commit and re-commit themselves to a larger and more focused vision of peace and nonviolence in our city and beyond.  MISSION - The peaceCENTER's mission is to nurture the ever-growing circles of peacemakers and resources in a unifying approach to end violence in San Antonio and beyond by . . partnering individuals and organizations, addressing all issues of violence, providing creative opportunities for all people, and, building community and relationships focused on a vision of peace in this time and place and for future generations. For further information contact: peaceCENTER P.O. Box 36, San Antonio, TX 78291; PHONE: (210) 224-HOPE or 224-4673   FAX: (210) 222-1097 http://www.salsa.net/peace/

Peace by Peace and The Peace Games Program  was founded in 1990 by Francelia Butler, Professor Emerita of Children's Literature at the University of Connecticut at Stores.  After having touched the lives of thousands of Connecticut children, the program was transferred in the fall of 1992 to the Phillips Brooke House Association, Harvard University's public service organization.  The following year, satellite programs were launched at Yale University's Dwight Hall and Columbia University's Community Impact.  Robin Sacks, a graduate of Columbia University and the 1996 chair of Peace Games International, returned home to Toronto in fall of 1997 to found Peace Games Toronto in conjunction with the University of Toronto's Youth Empowering Youth and the Peace and Conflict Society.    The first Peace Games program in Toronto was a tremendous success with   600 children in grade 5 classrooms throughout the City of Toronto public school system participating. The Peace by Peace web site: http://www.peacebypeace.net .   For more information contact Ashllie Claassen, from Peace by PEACE in Toronto ashllie@hotmail.com or telephone The Peace and Conflict Studies Program (University of Toronto) 416-978-2485

The Peace Education Foundation (PEF) is a non-profit educational organization established in 1980. The PEF's mission is to educate children and adults in the dynamics of conflict and to promote peacemaking skills in homes, schools and communities throughout the world. This mission is served by providing educational materials, training and innovative programming that make non-violent conflict resolution not merely a passing interest or fad, but a lifestyle. PEF offers grade-level specific classroom-tested curricula for Pre-K through grade 12 as well as training and implementation assistance. The general purpose of the PEF model is to teach social competency and conflict resolution skills and create a school environment based on trust, caring and respect. While each curriculum is presented in a developmentally appropriate format, PEF curricula as a whole have a unified scope and sequence of content and skills. Internationally, these curricula are being used in more than 20,000 schools.  For more information, visit the PEF web site at http://www.peace-ed.org/ .  Significant peace education resources can be purchased online through the web site.

Peace Education International: our mission is to empower teachers, children, and families with the values and skills necessary to create a culture of peace.  PEI is commited to: - curriculum development; - workshops and seminars; - community involvement; - creating a network of Peaceable Schools.  Contact Fran Schmidt, Peace Education International, Phone: 305-673-8299; Fax: 305-673-9303; email fschmidt@telocity.com

The mission of Peacemaker Ministries is to equip and assist Christians and their churches to respond to conflict biblically. We prepare church leaders, adults, and children for peacemaking through educational resources, seminars, and training. We also provide conflict coaching, mediation, and arbitration services to resolve church and ministry disputes, lawsuits, family divisions, and business conflicts. Peacemaker Ministries was founded in 1982 under the auspices of the Christian Legal Society, which helped to establish many similar ministries throughout the United States. For more information, PO Box 81130, Billings, MT 59108; 406-256-1583; www.HisPeace.org ; email mail@HisPeace.org

Peel Health, regional health department, offers a wide range of public health services to ensure residents and workers can obtain credible information on preventing illness and improving the health of our community.  http://www.region.peel.on.ca/health/health.htm   http://www.region.peel.on.ca/health/

The Peter F.Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, 320 Park Avenue, Third Floor, New York, NY 10022-6839, Telephone 212-224-1174, fax 212-224-2508, email: info@pfdf.org, Web: www.pfdf.org

People for Better TV - If it takes a village to raise a child, who shapes the village?  Increasingly the answer is the media, especially TV. We are parents and teachers and doctors and citizens. We understand that TV has a major impact on our families and our communities. We think Digital TV can bring us many benefits, but without the right sort of guidelines it can also cause us real harm. We are urging action on behalf of viewers.  In exchange for free use of the public airwaves, we are asking for a new deal to protect and advance the public good. This new deal should be reasonable and enforceable. The hallmarks of that deal should be
fair representation of viewpoints, respect for children and families, and accountability to local communities. Simply put in exchange for the free use of the public airwaves broadcasters should serve the public interest.  We represent millions of Americans, through dozens of organizations.  You are not alone: 78% of Americans are concerned about sex and violence on television.  87% of Americans agree that ads during childrens television should be limited.  87% of Americans think there should be an independent ratings system.  85% of Americans think broadcasters should provide services for the disabled.  80 % of Americans agree that broadcasters should provide more local programming.  For educational resources, updates, and more information on taking action contact People for Better TV. See the resources on our website: www.bettertv.org .  You can also email us at: people@bettertv.org, or call us toll free at (888) 374-PBTV for more information.  Our address is: People for Better TV 818 18th Street, NW Suite 505 Washington, D.C. 20006

Play for Peace's mission is to bring together children, youth and organizations from communities in conflict, using cooperative play to create laughter, compassion and peace.  The vision is to ignite Play for Peace® learning initiative in regions around the globe, networking as one unified community that contributes to a more peaceful world.  Objectives: To promote positive relationships among children from cultures in conflict;  To create a non-threatening environment, free from fear, where children can experience the joy of play;  To influence the behavior of adults through the positive example of children at play; To draw positive global attention to areas in the world which experience negative media exposure.  Play for Peace® is a process of community building. Rather than being an event or program, it is the creation of ongoing learning partnerships that free each child to build positive, life-long connections with others. Especially among people with a history of inter-cultural tension, cooperative play is one of few bridges that promotes cross-cultural relationships.  Contact: Telephone 1-773-275-0077; FAX 1-773-275-3385; Postal address 4750 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, Illinois 60640, USA; email info@playforpeace.org ; web site http://www.playforpeace.org/

Play for Peace Canada, a global organization.  We are currently in eight regions around the world, with Canada being the newest addition to the organization.  The mission of Play for Peace is "where children and youth from commuities in conflict come to know each other through cooperative play to create laughter, compassion, and peaceful communities for today and tomorrow."  Basically, we train high school aged youth to faciliate cooperative games and activities with elementary aged school children.  We bring together communities which are in conflict and work to build peace through play.  If you are interested I can go into further detail.  Contact: Stephanie Estabrook, 55 Eccles Street, Ottawa, ON, K1R 6S3.  email sestabro@swchc.on.ca

Positive Futures Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting people's active engagement in creating a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world. PFN is the publisher of YES! A Journal of Positive Futures.

Pulkids are a group of students and teachers from the Prep School who meet every Tuesday at 3.35 pm until 5.00 pm. The students' ages range from 8 to 12 years. The students in Pulkids have come together to learn about information technology and also are intent upon putting this learning to good use.   The Mission of Pulkids is to:promote purposeful and positive Internet connection between educational communities and peace-makers throughout the world with the main focus being one of sharing the "good news" occurring within these communities with others.  Pulkids became involved with the UNESCO Associated Schools Project in 2000. New Pulkids webpages are at:  http://www.pulteney.sa.edu.au/Student%20Pages/pulkids/default.htm .  Theme for term 2: Peace and Freedom.  Imagine Peace..and building peaceful classrooms Website: http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~masonda/ . Below are URLs you might be interested in checking. The impetus for Pulkids began with the thoughts of Hassaun Ali Jones-Bey and his Imagine Peace Project. Please read his words carefully...many whom you come in contact with many also benefit from his peace building ideas.   http://www.ibnmusa.com/imaginepeaceidea1.html  ; http://www.ibnmusa.com/imaginepeaceidea2.html  ; http://www.imaginepeace.org .  For more information, Pulkids Computing Club, Pulteney Grammar School, 190 South Tce., Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Ann Mason, Email: amason@staff.pulteney.sa.edu.au or masonann@ihug.com.au 

Quest International provides curricula, products, training, and services to support adults in helping young people deal with the complex issues they face every day. Lions-Quest K-5 Programs ; Lions-Quest 6-8 Programs ; Lions-Quest 9-12 Programs ; Staff Development Seminars .  Life Skills: Lions-Quest programs are based on the philosophy that to become healthy, capable adults, children must develop healthy behaviors, communication and decision-making skills, and strong attachments with those who hold positive standards. They need meaningful opportunities to contribute to their family, school, and community and the means to develop critical thinking and interpersonal skills. Quest International's quality programs provide the tools to address these important issues.  Violence Prevention: When children lack the skills to deal with conflict constructively, they may resort to violence. Their actions affect their family, school, and community. Based on the premise that the best time to deal with violence is before it happens, Quest International's current initiatives include violence prevention and peace promotion programs and workshops.  Character Education: The need for young people to have strong positive values and an ethical framework to guide their behavior has sparked a growing interest in character education. Parents remain a child's primary teacher; the school environment plays a large role in influencing the lives of children as well. Lions-Quest programs emphasize positive values such as trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, and getting along with others.  Service-Learning: Service-learning is active learning and a powerful learning experience that strengthens academic performance and builds essential life skills through hands-on community service. By learning about community needs and working together to solve community problems, young people develop confidence in their ability to make a difference in the world. Lions-Quest programs help students discover the positive roles they can play in community life while reinforcing positive social behavior and developing essential citizenship skills. Through their international Lions Youth Outreach Initiative, Lions Clubs members actively assist schools in delivering meaningful service experiences.  For more information: Quest International, 32 South Street, Suite 500, Baltimore, MD 21202; Phone: (800) 447-2700; FAX: (240) 646-7023; Email: info@quest.edu ; web site http://www.quest.edu

RESOLVE, formerly known as the Manitoba Research Centre on Family Violence and Violence Against Women, is a regional research network, involving the three prairie provinces, with offices in Alberta, Saskatchewan and the administration office at the University of Manitoba. What all of our projects have in common is active participation of community and university based researchers and a commitment to produce results which are useful in policy and practice development as well as useful in the academic setting. In the past two years our network has expanded to include service providers, government policy makers and universities in all three provinces. Through Resolve, they work together and share information, to ensure that programs designed to serve our urban, rural, aboriginal and ethnic communities are based on the "best practices" of all three provinces.   Mission: The goal of RESOLVE is the reduction and ultimate elimination of family violence by: working with community groups to identify important gaps in our knowledge about family violence; developing action-oriented research projects to examine the full range of issues related to family violence; working in interdisciplinary teams in partnership with community groups and other universities and centres in western Canada;  generating and evaluating strategies to address the various manifestations of family violence playing an active role in communicating results to the public and policy makers; promoting awareness, reform and social change; training students and members of community organizations in family violence research methods.  For more information: Resolve Manitoba, 108 Isbister Building, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2; Tel: (204) 474-8965; Fax: (204) 474-7686; Email: resolve@umanitoba.caResolve Saskatchewan c/o Dept. of Psychology Arts 154, 9 Campus Drive University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada S7N 5A5 Tel: (306) 966-2255 Fax: (306) 966-2255 Email: resolve@arts.usask.caResolve Alberta c/o Dept. of Anthropology Social Sciences 2500 University Drive NW Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Tel: (403) 220-8634 Fax: (403) 210-8117 Email:
resolve@ucalgary.ca

Rethinking Schools http://www.rethinkingschools.org/ - Eighteen years ago, a group of Milwaukee-area teachers had a vision.  They wanted not only to improve education in their own classrooms and schools, but to help shape reform throughout the public school system in the United States. Today that vision is embodied in Rethinking Schools. Rethinking Schools began as a local effort to address problems such as basal readers, standardized testing, and textbook-dominated curriculum. Since its founding in 1986, it has grown into a nationally prominent publisher of educational materials, with subscribers in all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces, and many other countries.  The current issue of Rethinking Schools features a special collection of articles and resources to help teachers and students look past shallow analyses and take on some of the tough issues surrounding war with Iraq.

Safe and Caring Schools and Communities Association of Canada.  THE OBJECTIVES ARE: 
1.         To develop, promote and support a set of guiding principles for safe, caring, inclusive and peaceful schools.
2.         To establish and maintain standards and to contribute to promoting respectful, responsible, caring, peaceful and inclusive relationships within our schools and communities.
3.         To serve as a forum for people concerned with violence prevention, character education, conflict management and developing safe, caring, inclusive and peaceful schools and communities
4.         To carry out any activity related to these ends.
Contact: Vince Stancato  < vincent.stancato@gems8.gov.bc.ca >, SCSCAC Treasurer, Suite 201, 4180 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby  BC, V5C 6A7; Ph: (604) 660-0582 or  Vicki Mather  < vmather@teachers.ab.ca >.  Click here to refer to Microsoft Word brochure attached. http://www.peace.ca/safecaringschoolcommunities.doc

The Safe Communities Foundation, launched on April 23, 1996, is a unique partnership between the private and public sectors that is dedicated to making Canada the safest country in the world in which to live, learn, work and play.  Working at both a grassroots and a national level, the Foundation believes that Safe Communities are a basic human right. The Foundation has already established partnerships with nineteen communities in Ontario and Alberta. Paul Kells enlisted the support of the five major national banks, who became the SCF’s founding sponsors: Bank of Montreal, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Royal Bank, Scotiabank and Toronto Dominion Bank. DuPont Canada Inc. and Noranda Inc. added their support and were later joined by the Imperial Oil Charitable Foundation, Falconbridge Ltd., Marsh Canada Limited and the Ontario Workplace Safety & Insurance Board. The Safe Communities Foundation's Board of Directors includes representatives of the banks and corporate sponsors, as well as community leaders and the Ontario and Alberta Ministries of Labour. At the local level, the Foundation works with community organizations to bring occupational health and safety expertise to small businesses and link them to many other community-wide safety initiatives. Funds are raised to support the injury prevention programs developed locally. The first step towards becoming a "Safe Community" is to establish a steering committee to identify local workplace and community injury patterns and health and safety training requirements. The committee then develops a business plan to implement community-wide, long-term health and safety programs that include measurable results. Steering committee members typically represent local businesses, Chambers of Commerce, service clubs, community safety organizations and district health councils as well as local governments and agencies. The Foundation has produced a guide to help interested communities through the process of becoming a Safe Community. The Creating Your Safe Community guide is available from the Safe Communities Foundation by phoning (416) 964-0008 or it can be downloaded from our web-site at www.safecommunities.ca .  e-mail: info@safecommunities.ca

The Safe Schools Coalition of Washington and the Safe Schools Anti-Violence Documentation Project is a public-private partnership of agencies and individuals. Its mission is to help make Washington State schools safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. For more information: Safe Schools c/o Northwest Coalition for Human Dignity, P.O. Box 21428, Seattle, WA 98111-3428; contact the Coalition’s third Co-chair, Roberta Adams, E-mail: badams@nsd.org or call our voice-mail box: Phone: 206-632-0662 ext. 88 or e-mail us questions@safeschools-wa.org ; web site http://www.safeschools-wa.org/

School Peace - Solutions to School Violence.  Inoculate Schools Against Violence Through Reducing Stress and Frustration. Littleton, Colorado, Conyers, Georgia, Springfield, Oregon....Nine tragic school shootings in eighteen months. A sorrowing nation is asking itself: "What is the solution to this epidemic of school violence?"  The solution must deal with the cause. While there are many contributors to school violence, the most basic is individual and collective stress. Stress unbalances thinking and warps moral sensibilities. A truly effective solution to school violence must deal with this cause.  The Consciousness-BasedSM approach to school peace brings a solution to the problem of stress by utilizing two thoroughly researched technologies for reducing individual and collective stress, promoting psychological development, and increasing mental clarity. These two technologies are the Transcendental Meditation® (TM®) and TM-Sidhi® programs, introduced by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Hundreds of published research studies on these programs have shown that they: decrease individual stress and anxiety; reduce aggressiveness, suspicion, resentment, and hostility; decrease alcohol and drug abuse; reduce criminal recidivism; reduce social stress; increase tolerance and self-actualization; improve academic achievement and contributing psychological factors.  Practice of these technologies has been incorporated in numerous educational and correctional settings, including schools, after school programs, probation programs, and prisons.  The TM and TM-Sidhi programs can easily be introduced into any setting to avert the accumulation of pressure that leads to eruption of violence. For information on program implementation, contact Dr. Richard Beall, at info@ideal-ed.org.  Web site http://www.schoolpeace.org/

The Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR) was organized in 1972, growing out of the labor-management mediation and arbitration movement. The most respected leaders and practitioners of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes saw a need for a professional association of conflict resolvers (mediators, arbitrators, and other dispute resolution professionals) that would perform three primary functions: Guard the standards and ethics of the field of dispute resolution and collaborative decision-making; Develop the intellectual and professional roots of the field and educate the public about various dispute resolution procedures that were available in order to clarify the expanding role of the conflict resolver; and Support its members and provide them with tangible and intangible membership benefits. For more information, International Office:
1527 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C. 20036; Phone: 202-667-9700; Fax: 202-265-1968; E-mail: spidr@spidr.org ; Please visit http://www.spidr.org/

School of Mediation Associates - Mission Statement: The mission of School Mediation Associates is to transform schools into safer, more caring, and more effective institutions.  Through our work we:
- Encourage young people to become leaders in their schools;
- Help students and educators see conflict as an opportunity for personal and institutional growth;
- Teach students and educators the skills to resolve conflict non-violently and collaboratively;
- Mediate challenging conflicts at educators' requests;
- Disseminate an approach to problem solving that values diversity and respects differences of opinion;
- Provide educators with the knowledge, experience and the materials necessary to integrate collaborative conflict resolution processes into their professional practices, their curricula, and their personal lives.  For more information http://www.schoolmediation.com/

Seeds of Peace Building Peace in the Middle East One Friend at a Time - Treaties are negotiated by governments. Peace is made by people. Seeds of Peace is doing what no government can. It is sowing the seeds of peace among children who have grown up with the horror of war. By teaching teenagers to develop trust and empathy for one another, Seeds of Peace is changing the landscape of conflict. It is enabling people blinded by hatred to see the human face of their enemies. It is equipping the next generation with the tools to end the violence and become the leaders of tomorrow. http://www.seedsofpeace.org/

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The SOUTHEAST [Baltimore] COMMUNITY PLAN ON EDUCATION is available on the Web at
http://www.bsos.umd.edu/ursp/sebplan/seb-index.htm .  The SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY PLAN ON EDUCATION is a community-based plan for strengthening schools and improving education, developed by the Southeast Education Task Force in Baltimore, Maryland.  The Task Force is the only grass-roots organization in Baltimore focused on improving schools and one of the few of its type in the nation.  The Plan, representing the views of more than 500 parents, teachers, principals, students, community members, and education activists, prioritizes issues and presents recommendations for community action.  It describes initiatives that community groups can take to improve education.  Recommendations address four sets of issues:
* Building strong school-family-community relations
* Developing community school programs
* Organizing for safe and positive learning environments
* Advocating for more resources for schools.
Anyone interested in more information about the SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY PLAN ON EDUCATION of the Southeast Education Task Force can contact Sister Bobby English, Chair of the Task Force, at 410-675-6300, or Howell Baum, at the University of Maryland, at 301-405-6792 or 410-433-8244, email: hb36@umail.umd.edu.  We would be glad to tell you about our experience and are interested in hearing about yours.

State of the World Forum is an international gathering which convenes leaders in diverse fields, such as politics, science, business, religion, and the arts. It draws together active citizens from around the world who are united in their willingness to contribute to humankind's search for a new, truly global and humane civilisation. http://www.co-net.org

The Survivor Monument Project is a Canadian non-profit organization sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness (http://www.ccfaa.org/), a registered charity.  p_hand2.gif (9238 bytes)p_mhand.gif (8822 bytes)With support from federal, provincial and local levels, this Project is dedicated to designing, developing and establishing a bronze monument that acknowledges both the harm done by child abuse and the victories won by survivors.  In addition to the public awareness created by the monument, the Project has also developed public education campaigns using the art which will be included in the monument. The Project's 1999 Art and Education Tours hopes to provide an opportunity for Canadians in every part of the country to touch, and be touched, by these positive and personal voices which speak through handprints.  The Project is centred in Toronto but speaks to all survivors all across Canada. It was founded by Dr. Michael C. Irving, Ph.D., a therapist and sculptor whose talent extends beyond his own art to assisting the artistic expression of those who have never sculpted before. (See its organization.)   Along with a team of volunteers who co-ordinate the workshops, assist with information, and help to raise funds, we also have all the survivors who have courageously contributed their time and efforts in the creation of our artwork and poetry.   The Survivor Monument Project, 274 Rhodes Ave, Toronto, Ontario; Tel: (416) 922-8955  -  Canada, M4L 3A3; http://www.childabusemonument.org/ ; info@childabusemonument.org

Sustainable America (SA) is a national nonprofit organization with geographically and racially diverse membership of nearly 190 organizations and individuals working in a range of disciplines including worker's rights, environmental sustainability, "high-road" business development, and community design. SA, together with its members are working to create "new economies" in the United States by implementing sustainable economic development models in urban, suburban and rural regions of the country. Please read about us on our website pages and join SA's growing community to work for a better tomorrow. http://www.sanetwork.org/

The Tabula Rasa Institute is a nonprofit organization that promotes peace, understanding, and cooperation between people, groups, and nations by providing the resources, education, and leadership necessary to improve our world. The Institute believes the new advances in information technology present unprecedented opportunities for people who wish to create a world in which there is an increase in peacefulness, understanding, and cooperation along with more efficient and effective management of conflict. By providing the resources necessary to empower students, professors, activists, and professionals around the world with the ability to affect change, the Institute provides a solid hope for a better future. The research and publications of the Institute are made available free-of-charge through the Internet. This is the easiest, most cost-effective, and most efficient way to reach those people who are working toward improving our lives.  1912 17th St. NW , Washington, DC 20009 http://trinstitute.org/

Talking with Kids about Tough Issues is a national campaign that seeks to help parents by providing them with information on "how" and "when" they should be talking with their kids about tough issues, like sex and sexuality, HIV/AIDS, violence, drugs and alcohol, and television.  The Talking With Kids Campaign is a project of Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation. Web site http://www.talkingwithkids.org/

Toronto Coalition Against Racism (TCAR) is a coalition of over 50 community based anti-racist and social justice organizations. TCAR unites many individuals and communities in a common struggle against racism and fascism. Our aim is to build a broad, mass-action coalition which will represent and be led by those communities targeted by racism and fascism. Our meetings are open and all those interested in building the anti-racist movement are welcome. http://www.ryerson.ca/~melbirt/tcar/

The Transformative Learning Centre of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, objectives are as follows: To provide a forum for the discussion of interdisciplinary issues related to learning in community and global transformation; To provide an inter-departmental structure for community-university partnerships in research and field development; To provide a means for faculty and students to participate in specific networks requiring membership from a community-university base rather than formal academic structures; To support inter-departmental graduate instruction in the areas of Transformative Learning Studies and Environmental Adult Education; To provide a Departmental focus for international activities, the 'community and global transformation' specialization and for International Resource Collection. For more information, contact: The Transformative Learning Centre, c/o The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT), 252 Bloor St. West, Rm 7-184, Toronto ON M5S 1V6, Canada; By phone: (416) 923-6641 extension 2367.  FAX: (416) 926-4749. E-mail: tlcentre@oise.utoronto.ca ; web site http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/~tlcentre/

The U.S. Department of Education has a new website "Keeping Schools and Communities Safe" at http://www.ed.gov/offices/OESE/SDFS/safeschools.html

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United Way is based on local organizations helping people in their own communities raising $3.25 billion in the United States ($525 million in 29 other countries). Website http://www.unitedway.org

University of Calgary Conflict Resolution Research and Education Group, WWW site: http://www.ucalgary.ca/UofC/research/CRREG/

The Urban Center for Peace is a Center in the College of Education at the University of Cincinnati that administers certificates in Peace Education and Urban Education. The Consortium on Peace Research Education and Development (COPRED) estimates that there are now more than 300 Peace Studies programs in the U.S. alone. Some of these programs offer certificates and others offer undergraduate and graduate degrees. For more than a decade, The Urban Center for Peace has offered a Certificate in Peace Education. Approximately three years ago, we added a Certificate in Urban Education. Both of these certificates can be readily incorporated into the graduate degree programs in Educational Foundations. The mission of the Center is to educate students in Peace and Urban Education and to conduct workshops, seminars, conferences, research and internships in pursuit of this goal. Dr. Marvin Berlowitz, Director or Nathan Long, Assistant Director, College of Education, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH 45221; Or, Call UCPER at: Telephone: 513-556-3608; Fax: 513-556-3535; Web site http://www2.uc.edu/urbanpeace/  ; email Urban.Peace@UC.edu

Voyager Expanded Learning, Randy Best, Dallas, Texas

Wall of Peace web site http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/wall_of_peace/ .  This is the story of a group of 12-year-olds who took a classroom exercise and made it the focus of the world. The project began inside the walls of Mount Gilbert Community College in Belfast in 1995 when pupils decided to write to famous people and ask them for a "Poem for Peace" for Northern Ireland. The response was incredible. Letters flooded in from all walks of life and were mounted on a display board so that others could share in what had been written. And so the "Wall of Peace" was born. It began as a school project but it has become much more than that. It has shown what a group of young people in Northern Ireland can achieve when they put their minds to it. And it has given them a voice - a voice which, through this web site, can now be heard all over the world.  For more information, contact Mount Gilbert Community College, 237 Ballygomartin Road, BELFAST, BT13 3NL; Tel +44(0) 1232 712600; Fax +44(0) 1232 717538; E-mail : mount_gilbert@mgcc.dnet.co.uk

Welfare Women's Collective is comprised of feminist activists women living on welfare.  We first came together in 1996 to organise a mini-demo against Bouchard's Socio-economic Summit.  We  initiated a women's affinity group, for the 1997 blocade of a Quebec government office complex, to protest cuts to social programs, neoliberal policies and corperate globalisation.    Our experience and readings has helped us to understand that the world we live in is classist, racist, misogynist and treats the environment with contempt.    We understand the present situation as being rooted in and a continuation of a process of domination that dates back many centuries.  This process is responsible for exploitation, war, environmental destruction and immense human suffering.  This domination is based on race, class and gender.    In its present form it is in the process of subjugating all human activity and organisation into the logic of the market system.  In such a system human beings and the environment are expendable.    In the longterm we want to contribute to the creation of a system that places people and community at the centre of human activity.   We are exasperated by the "real politics" of the left which offers very little hope.  Those who embrace leftist politics very often are more interested in protecting their own sectarian interests than serving a longterm vision of the world grounded in respect for human rights, the environment and peace. Maginalised women have no voice or place in the left and very little place in the women's movement which often than serves middle-class women's interests at the expense of poor women.   We believe that what the world needs now is hope grounded in a vision of social justice for all, respect for the environment and peace.  E-Mail:  welfare_women@yahoo.com  

White Ribbon Campaign; 365 Bloor St. East, Suite 1600, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3L4; Phone: (416) 920-6684 or 1-800-328-2228 Fax: (416) 920-1678; E-mail: whiterib@idirect.com ; Website: http://www.whiteribbon.ca .  The White Ribbon Campaign is an organization of men working to end men's violence against women.  Detailed information about their "Education and Action Kit," which is intended to "introduce students and teachers to a range of issues that surround the problem of violence against women" is available on their website. Every fall the organization supports events around Canada.

The Whole Schooling Consortium is an international network of schools, teachers, parents, administrators, university faculty and community members.  Our purpose is to promote excellence and equity in schools throughout the world to build inclusive and democratic societies.  We seek to help children learn at their personal best to become effective citizens for democracy--innovative leaders, workers, parents, and community members who can create innovations and take responsibility for a better world.  Whole Schools create cultures and utilize practice to achieve these aims that:  * Help children learn the tools and skills of genuine democracy; * Create a sense of belonging, care and community; * Support learning through the efforts of peers, colleagues, and specialists in the classroom; * Develop genuine partnerships between educators, parents, and the community; * Engage children through authentic, multilevel instruction--connecting learning to the real world and drawing the gifts, voices, experience, and cultures of all at the 'just right' level of each child; * Include all students in learning well together.  For more information, see http://www.wholeschooling.net

Wind Chimes Yoga Farm. - Ontario couple, Micheal and Judy Hoop have started a brand new project to bring more harmony and health (mentally and physically) into their community:  Judy Hoop,  a certified Sivananda Yoga instructor, goes out into schools and teaches yoga to children during their lunch break. "Children and parents are usually excited, however we do have our problems with schools and funding at times."  (They also offer yoga to adults on their farm.) At Wind Chimes Yoga Farm they plan to have a summer day camp for children, in which they will teach "how to make peace" in an non competitive environment. There is lots more to say about what we want to do and actually do.  If you would like to learn more about us please see our web-site at: www.windchimesyogafarm.com . Please keep in mind that we are just at the beginning.

Women's Justice Center - Mission: To provide advocacy, free of charge, for victims of rape, domestic violence, and child abuse, particularly in the Latina and other under served communities of Sonoma County. To provide advocacy training and community education. To coordinate the Task Force on Women in Policing with the goal of increasing the number of women and minorities in our law enforcement agencies. To commit to equal justice for all women and girls. For more information: Women's Justice Center
Centro de Justicia para Mujeres, 250 Sebastopol Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95407; email mariedesantis@hotmail.com ; web site http://www.justicewomen.com ; telephone (707) 575-3150

Working for Alternatives to Violence through Entertainment (WAVE) DENNIS WEAVER, MARTIN SHEEN, EDWARD JAMES OLMOS, ROBERT WATTS, ARUN GANDHI (grandson of MAHATMA) and others concerned about transforming the culture of violence serve on the Board of Advisors. Founded by film Producer ARTHUR KANEGIS, WAVE is developing feature films with new kinds of heroes wielding techniques and strategies more advanced than violence. If violence is a learned behavior -- learned partly through the entertainment media -- then alternatives to violence can also be learned best through entertainment.  Our West Coast office is developing a major motion picture, TV show and toy line designed to excite children with a better game than war or violence called Astrocops: Peace Engineers of the 21st Century.  To help with the development of our movie & TV show contact our West Coast office at: future@futurewave.org PMB 153, PO Box 439060 San Diego, CA 92143-9060 Fax: 503-212-1369.  Web site http://www.futurewave.org/index.html

World Kindness Movement - Japan has been promoting the concept of kindness nationally for 35 years through its Small Kindness Movement (i.e. since 1963). Its executive office resides in Tokyo.  The concept of forming a grouping specifically to spread kindness is a relatively new phenomenon. In 1996, the Small Kindness Movement in Japan organised a conference in Tokyo, by inviting countries which it knew had similar movements to attend. A second conference was held in 1997 and the outcome was the formation of the World Kindness Movement. The charter of this organisation is stated in a declaration signed by seven countries. The Singapore Kindness Movement is one of the signatories to this declaration.  A World Kindness Day has been earmarked on November 13. However, the date could be changed, depending on each country's circumstances. For more information http://www.worldkindness.org.sg/

www.PeaceCommunicat or.com - This website offers a free booklet that viewers can download to show 23 peaceful messages, written by fourth graders from our school. Drivers are pleasantly surprised to receive a bright-eyed child flashing a sign saying, "You make a difference" or "Have a great day!" Our intention is to spread these messages with as many people as possible.  Please help us get the word out so even more people start sharing positive messages. For more information, contact Scott Ertl, School Counselor, Marvin Ward Elementary School , 3775 Fraternity Church Road , Winston-Salem , NC 27127 .  tel (336) 774-4676

YouCAN is a national non-profit charitable organization that works with young adults to: promote the peaceful resolution of personal, community, and societal conflicts; promote the concept of nonviolence, peer mediation and conflict resolution; establish a Canadian network of peer mediators and youth peace-makers; and to highlight and affirm the work of peace-makers of all ages, especially that of young Canadians. Originally founded in 1992 by a group of concerned educators, the group was then called the Canadian Peer Mediators Association (cpma). After five years establishing the organization, the adult board resigned and gave control to an all-youth board and the association was renamed YouCAN! (Youth Canada Association) in July 1997. YouCAN! assists youth in exploring the connection between conflict resolution and violence prevention. This, combined with training workshops, provides youth with the skills and knowledge to make a real difference in our communities. These same skills will benefit them in their future careers and relationships.  We envision a nation where all youth work in partnership with their communities to grow in peaceful and conflict-resolving lifestyles. Our mission is to develop and promote nation-wide youth-led initiatives in non-violent conflict resolution and prevention.  Youth Canada Association, 797 Somerset St. West, Suite 34, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1R 6R3; tel 613-230-1903; free 1-888-4YouCAN; fax 613-233-3700; email farthing@web.net ; web site http://www.youcan.ca/

Youth Vision is a unique program started in 1998 that offers young people the opportunity to find their own creative ways to resolve conflict. Youth across the nation are challenged to describe how they can work with other youth and adults to craft innovative projects that address issues of conflict, prejudice, or violence in their schools and communities. http://www.ncpc.org/ythvisn.htm

YWCA -- The mission of the Young Women's Christian Association is to empower women and girls and to work to eliminate racism. Globally, the YWCA represents more than 25 million women throughout 101 countries http://www.ywca.org





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