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The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) Peacebuilding and Human Security Division (AGP) was created in 1995 with a view to increasing Canada's capacity to contribute internationally to conflict prevention, peacebuilding and democratic development.  On October 30th, 1996 Minister Axworthy launched the Canadian Peacebuilding Initiative. Two objectives of equal importance underpin the Canadian Peacebuilding Initiative: to assist countries in conflict in their efforts towards peace and stability, and to promote Canadian peacebuilding capacity and Canadian participation in international peacebuilding initiatives.  http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/peacebuilding/index.asp

Dhaulagiri UNESCO Society a non-profitable voluntary organization working in the field of education, science, culture, environment, health, peace and human rights etc.  We organize and participate National and International conference, event, symposium, lecturer for the prevention of the aim of UNO and UNESCO.  For more information, contact Krishna Prasad Sharma, President, Dhaulagiri UNESCO Society, P.O. Box: 21025, Kathmamdu, Nepal; Tel: 00977-1-413018/411114; Fax: 00977-1-263039;
Email: dhauunesco@yahoo.com

The Direct Action Media Network (DAMN!) is a multi-media news service that covers protests, marches, strikes and other direct actions that progressive organizations and individuals take to attain a peaceful, open and enlightened society.  http://damn.tao.ca/

Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is the world's largest independent international medical relief agency aiding victims of armed conflict, epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters, and others who lack health care due to geographic remoteness or ethnic marginalization. Annually, more than 2,000 volunteers representing 45 nationalities work in over 80 countries in front-line hospitals, refugee camps, disaster sites, towns, and villages. Doctors Without Borders teams provide primary health care, perform surgery, vaccinate children, rehabilitate hospitals, operate emergency nutrition and sanitation programs, and train local medical staff. The following pages are designed to bring you general information and regular updates on Doctors Without Borders and its charter. Information regarding operations, logistics, human resources, and technical support can be found on the Responding to Emergencies page. There are currently several employment opportunities available. To make a contribution or volunteer in the New York office, see How to Help or call toll-free at 1-888-392-0392. For additional information: Doctors Without Borders USA can be contacted via E-Mail at doctors@newyork.msf.org, or by regular mail at Doctors Without Borders USA, 6 East 39th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10016; phone: (212) 679-6800; fax: (212) 679-7016

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Earth Charter Campaign - Drafting a statement of ethical principles similar to the UN Declaration on Human Rights that will guide the conduct of people and nations towards each other and the Earth to ensure peace, equity and a sustainable future. http://www.earthcharter.org/

Education for All - The International Consultative Forum on Education for All is an international watchdog body, set up in 1990 to promote and monitor progress towards education for all. The Forum periodically brings together senior policy-makers and specialists from developing countries, international and bilateral development agencies, and non-governmental organizations.  The Forum is supported by the EFA Forum Secretariat, based at UNESCO`s Headquarters in Paris. http://unesco.uneb.edu/efa/index.html
Education for Peace-International (EFP) is a unique program of social development aimed at fostering youth participation in the creation of peaceful societies. Through the training of teachers, students and their parents in the foundations of peace, democracy, human rights, and inter-ethnic understanding, the program helps participants develop a worldview based on the fundamentals of the oneness of humanity and unity in diversity.  We wish to invite you to subscribe to EFP's quarterly newsletter to receive news briefings, updates and information about EFP.  Please subscribe at http://www.efpinternational.org/news/newsletter/index.html .  The initial two-year pilot project of Education for Peace was launched in June 2000 in Bosnia & Herzegovina (BiH). The pilot program yielded such significant results that it gained the recognition and endorsement from the BiH Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the BiH Mission to the United Nations and the Office of the High Representative in BiH. The government subsequently invited EFP to create a strategy for program expansion to all schools in the country.  EFP uses peace as a framework within which all subjects are explored, it is not simply introduced as a separate subject of study.  At the heart of the EFP Program is a set of core themes that transcend and unify the various subjects in the standard public school curriculum.  The program gives particular attention to worldview and psycho-social healing from the traumatic effects of violence and war.  This approach lays the foundation for creating both a culture of peace and a culture of healing.  Many global actors including the United Nations, Government Officials and Peace Education Specialists have requested detailed information about EFP.  Consultations have resulted in requests to implement the program in Africa, Guyana, Iraq, Cyprus, Japan, India and indigenous communities worldwide. A complete explanation of EFP, its vision, conceptual framework, training opportunities, scope and affiliate programs can be found at www.efpinternational.org .  Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or enquiries about EFP and its sister institutions.  Cathinka Lerstad, Coordinator, Office of Communications, The International Education for Peace Institute mailto:info@efpinternational.org

Electronic Model United Nations - The United Nations has become the modern symbol for international cooperation and global leadership. Model United Nations simulations are valued world-wide by top High School educators as one of the best vehicles for preparing our young adults to become world citizens with a global view. For years now student delegations have met face to face in Model UN's from Cambridge, Massachusetts to The Hague in Denmark. With the rise of the Internet, MUN is about to take a leap forward into the 'information age!'  http://www.simulations.com/projects/emunhs/index.htm

Electronic Warfare Associates-Canada, Ltd. - We're a group of people whose collective knowledge of all aspects of network and IT security is widely recognised as world-class. Operating as a Canadian-staffed and -managed enterprise since 1988, EWA-Canada offers its clients a full spectrum of information assurance services, including access to the resources of Canada's first national incident response team. Offices are located in Ottawa, Ontario; St-John's, Newfoundland; and Edmonton, Alberta.  EWA-Canada is a member of EWA-Global Sentry, a global alliance of EWA companies and affiliates that are Protecting Information Around The World, Around The Clock. Website: http://www.ewa-canada.com/Default.php ; 55 Metcalfe St., Suite 1600, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1P 6L5; Tel (613) 230-6067; Fax (613) 230-4933; email: EWAinfo@ewa-canada.com

End the Arms Race (1997) 405-825 Granville St, Vancouver BC   V6Z 1K9 (+1-604-687-3223, fax: 687-3277), email: info@peacewire.org ; web: http://ww.peacewire.org

The Endowment Fund for Perpetual World Peace has been created by Maharishi Global Development Fund. The income from this fund will be used to support the training and maintenance of a permanent force of experts in creating World Peace. The pages linked below describe the philosophy of the Endowment Fund and the scientific principles for creating invincibility for every nation and establishing permanent world peace.  http://www.globaladministration.com/

The Environmental & Peace Education Center is a grassroots, non-profit, activist organization dedicated to the creation of sustainable environments that are safe for life on earth through the application of non-violent conflict resolution and democratic law at all levels. For almost 20 years The Environmental & Peace Education Center has maintained the only walk-in environmental and peace advocacy office in Southwest Florida between Sarasota and Naples. In the summer of 1999 - EPEC launched its website at http://epec.org  to provide a place for activists and members of the interested public to discuss current environmental and peace related issues.

EQUALITY NOW www.equalitynow.org is an international human rights organization dedicated to action for the civil, political, economic and social rights of girls and women.  Taking advantage of both traditional and "high-tech" action techniques such
as letter-writing and fax campaigns, video witnessing, media events and public information activities, EQUALITY NOW mobilizes action on behalf of individual women whose rights are being violated and promotes women's rights at local, national and international levels.  Some of the many human rights issues of urgent concern to EQUALITY NOW include: rape, reproductive rights, trafficking, gender discrimination, domestic violence, political representation, female infanticide, sexual harassment,    genital mutilation, pornography.  Human rights principles articulated in international law reinforce the work of EQUALITY NOW. These principles are found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and other international conventions.  EQUALITY NOW is committed to multiculturalism, multilingualism and grassroots participation. In carrying out its mandate, the organization strives to embody its values of equality and respect among all. 

The European Centre for Conflict Prevention (ECCP),  is an independent non-governmental organisation. Its overall objective is to contribute to prevention and/or resolution of violent conflicts in the international arena. The Centre also acts as the Secretariat of the European Platform for Conflict Prevention and Transformation and initiates, co-ordinates and implements its activities. The Platform is a network of over 150 key organisations working in the field of conflict prevention and/or resolution. Contact address:  Korte Elisabethstraat 6, 3511 JG Utrecht, The Netherlands.  Postal address: PO Box 14069, 3508 SC Utrecht, The Netherlands; Tel.: + 31 30 242 7777; Fax: + 31 30 236 9268; email: info@conflict-prevention.net ; website address: <http://www.conflict-prevention.net>

European Solidarity Towards Equal Participation of People ("EUROSTEP") was established in 1990 to co-ordinate the activities of like minded European NGDOs actively involved in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Member organisations are committed to pursuing equal opportunities and justice between the North and the South where development co-operation should be people oriented. The members of EUROSTEP believe that all development co-operation has political implications and consequences. Advocacy is an integral part of effective solidarity based on practical engagement. It is necessary to examine the root causes of poverty including gender discrimination and other injustices - aware that there is always a connection between micro and macro issues - to carry out effective project support and advocacy. http://www.oneworld.org/eurostep/index.html

The European Platform for Conflict Prevention and Transformation is a network of European non-governmental organisations involved in the prevention and/or resolution of violent conflicts in the international arena. Its mission is to facilitate the exchange of information and experience among participating organisations , as well as to stimulate co-operation and synergy. http://www.euconflict.org/

The Federation of American Scientists conducts analysis and advocacy on science, technology and public policy, including national security, nuclear weapons, arms sales, biological hazards, secrecy, education technology, information technology, energy and the environment. FAS is a privately-funded non-profit policy organization whose Board of Sponsors includes 58 of America's Nobel laureates in the sciences. FAS was founded as the Federation of Atomic Scientists in 1945 by members of the Manhattan Project who produced the first atomic bomb, to address the implications and dangers of the nuclear age. FAS is the oldest organization dedicated to ending the worldwide arms race, achieving complete nuclear disarmament, and avoiding the use of nuclear weapons, and much of its work has been in nuclear arms control and disarmament.  FAS combines the scholarly resources of its scientists with a knowledge of practical politics. As a non-profit organization licensed to lobby in the public interest, FAS is uniquely qualified to bring the scientific perspective to the legislative arena through direct lobbying, membership and grassroots work, and expert testimony at Congressional hearings. FAS is administered by its President, Dr. Henry Kelly who also serves as a senior staff member and director of research. The Federation's primary publication is the F.A.S. Public Interest Report.  The FAS Fund, the Federation's tax deductible arm, is a publicly supported foundation under IRS section 509a3 and tax-deductible under section 501c3 working for FAS, which is a section 501c4 civic organization. The FAS Fund engages in research analysis and public education on a broad range of science, technology, and public policy issues.  For more information: Federation of American Scientists, 1717 K Street NW, Suite 209, Washington, DC 20036; Voice: (202) 546-3300; Fax: (202) 675-1010; E-mail fas@fas.org ; web site http://www.fas.org/

The Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies (PAWSS) was established in 1982 by faculty from the Five College consortium (Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst) to enhance undergraduate education in the field of peace and international security studies. The program began with a faculty seminar on the nuclear arms race and has since grown into a major educational effort entailing faculty workshops and institutes, undergraduate course offerings at the Five Colleges, public lectures and conferences, a student leadership program, publications, and professional development in the field. PAWSS's overarching goal is to enhance the contribution of the academic community to the search for global peace, justice, and security. In pursuing this goal, PAWSS has several specific objectives: (1) to increase and improve the curricular offerings in the peace and security field at the Five Colleges; (2) to enhance faculty, student, and public awareness of vital international developments; (3) to encourage college students to pursue lifetime careers and graduate education in peace and world security; (4) to promote regional, national, and international communication among educators in the field; and (5) to advance the state of the field generally. http://pawss.hampshire.edu/

Forum for Early Warning and Early Response ("FEWER") We are a global partnership of non-governmental organisations, policy makers and academics working together to develop a system of early warning and effective response to help prevent, resolve or mitigate violent conflicts and civil wars. Our motivation is strictly humanitarian. http://www.fewer.org/

Our organization - Foundation of Development of the International Relation Peace on the Planet is very young. We have state registration as non-profit organization in Moscow March, 2000. We are a private Foundation, which is created by three people possessing experience in Development of NGO sector, modern business and financial technologies. We build programs together with partners on conditions acceptable to both parties from the point of view of development of non-profit organization and action in conformity with the legislation of our countries. The basic direction of our activity is Development of the international communications and contacts, organization joint projects and programs, exchange programs, educational and cultural joint projects. We have many programs and partners. But we want to have even more both partners and joint programs. We search for the partners on any directions activity, which yours can be interested organization in work with Russian NGO, we have the status of organisation registered at the Ministry Foreign Businesses for Russia for the official invitation of the participants projects and partners in Russia. Fro more information, contact Alexei Bykov, "Peace on the Planet" Foundation, President, 127486 Moscow, Russia, Korovinskaia awe. 6-1-108; Tel/Fax: +7 095 9060306; email alexbykov@mtu-net.ru ; web site http://ppf.blago.ru/ 

Free the Children is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to eliminating the exploitation of children around the world, by encouraging youth to volunteer in, as well as to create programs and activities that relieve the plight of underprivileged children.  Free the Children has two main goals: (1) to free youth from exploitation and provide the opportunity for an education; and (2) to empower youth.  The first goal of Free the Children is to stop the abuse and exploitation of children around the world. Actions are taken in order to work against the many forms of child exploitation, including that of harmful child labor, situations of sexual abuse, and children in armed conflict.  http://www.freethechildren.org/

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The Future and Strategic Network is an open-minded, wide-ranging discussion and issues group located in Ottawa, Canada aimed at challenging concepts and assumptions among people interested in Canada's future.  FSN serves as a source of strategic information for the federal government and other interested organizations, such as Project 2020 for Canada's Air Force, Future Policy Framework for the Privy Council Office, Canada @ 2000+ - a preview of Canada's possible futures. New ideas and solutions are needed to respond to today and tomorrow's problems and issues. The FSN offers a forum to harness these abilities.  Lately, our focus has primarily gone to the work-in-process piece "Canada as an Intentional Community" under themes such as "Environment" and "Peace and Security".  http://home.thirdage.com/Environment/fsn/home.html    Sustainable Peace: A Business for Canada  (An Intentional Community at Work), by Michel Juneau-Katsuya; March 1999; Presentation to Canada@2000 Project of the Future and Strategic Network.  "As for the future, your task is not to foresee but to enable it" Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Summary is available at http://home.thirdage.com/Environment/fsn/990305.html
Complete paper is available at http://home.thirdage.com/Environment/fsn/june.html

The Galician Peace Education Seminar (SGEP) was born in 1985 as a Permanent Seminar and it was promoted by  teachers of  different  educational levels in Galicia, from primary school to University, sensitized  by the absence of didactic materials about   Peace Education ( human rights, tolerance, ecopacifism, interculture).  Nowadays we affirm our character of Galician and universal Non Government Organization (NGO) . We are members founders, of the Galician NGO Coordinator   for the development. We have three specific sections  with specialized documentation, interculture - ecopacifist library and videotapes:  Peace Permanent Education Seminar. Coordinator: Moises Lozano; Galician Peace Research Center. Coordinator: Calo Iglesias;  Reflection and  Socioeducational Intervención Forum. Coordinator: Lois Trigo.  We maintain a flowing relationship with other Spanish Peace Research Centers: Centro de Investigación para la Paz (CIP), Centro  Pignatelli of Zaragoza, Asociación Pro derechos humanos, Guernica Gogoratuz and Badeaz of Euskadi or the Centro Unesco of Barcelona. We also collaborate together in the project with other organizations  EDUALTER   We are part of the Coordinating Group of the  International Association of Educators for Peace TEACHERS FOR PEACE ." We have collaborated and  participated in all their world Congresses since Bonn ' 86 and we promoted and organized the I EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF PEACE EDUCATION  in Santiago de Compostela in the summer of 1.994.   We also participate with our project NETPAZ    in NETDAYS ´98    , and we have collaborated with different universities of Latin America, and we unwrap CooperationPrograms  with  Third World, at the present time, with  Lomitas indigenous community in Argentinean - Paraguayan  frontier.  Our aims: To promote Peace Education at schools as well as contributing on teacher´s initial and permanent education; To disclose the ecopacifists and non discriminatory values, the solidarity, the tolerance, the interculturalism; To collaborate and to cooperate internationally and, in a special way, with Third World similar organizations.  For more information: President: Manolo Dios, paz@sgep.org ; Tel 981-561956; FAX 981-561956; web site http://www.sgep.org/

Mahatma Gandhi Research and Media Service - Description (optional): GandhiServe Foundation's web site offers photos, footage, audio, books, information, writings online, video online, research service, consultancy and rare materials on Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi.  URL: http://gandhiserve.com .  For more information: Peter Ruhe admin@gandhiserve.com

The GANDHI INFORMATION CENTER, established in 1990, has been freely available for Education and Culture. It has more than a hundred members at home and abroad, amongst them well-known scientists, artists and authors as e.g. the Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Count Serge Tolstoy (1911-1995) and Professor Joseph Needham (1901-1995). The Gandhi Information Center became well-known all over the world on account of the distribution of the Manifesto against Conscription and the Military System. This Manifesto revives attention to two manifestoes signed by Gandhi, Einstein, Buber, Freud and Tolstoy's assistants Birukoff and Bulgakov against military training of youth. In the meantime this Manifesto has been translated into 25 languages and has been signed by more than 200 outstanding personalities from over thirty different countries. Since 1990 the Gandhi Information Center for Research and Education on Non-violence, has organised educational activities with publications about the Life and Achievement of Mahatma Gandhi. The Gandhi Information Center has made contacts all over the world and contributes to an international network. The non-violent, active resistance as developed and lived by Gandhi is to serve as focus and support. Connected with this the active members wish to document the origins of Non-violence in multifold traditions (e.g. the non-violent doctrine of Tolstoy in Russia, the Civil Disobedience of Henry David Thoreau, the Civil Rights Movement of Martin Luther King in the USA, the Social Ethics of John Ruskin in England, the Arc communities of Lanza del Vasto in France as well as the reasons of conscience of religious conscientious objectors in Austria and Germany). Satyagraha was the title under which the Gandhi Information Center has recently published information for its members. The first two issues were dedicated to the commemoration of Gandhi's 125th birthday and our correspondences to the followers of Leo Tolstoy in Russia. Gandhi Information Centre, P.O.Box 210109, 10501 Berlin. Our e-mail-address is: mkgandhi@snafu.de .  Our internet website is:  http://home.snafu.de/mkgandhi 

German Association for Peace and Conflict Research (http://www.bicc.de/coop/afk/)

Global Campaign for Peace Education - Peace education is a participatory process which changes our way of thinking and promotes learning for peace and justice. The Hague Appeal for Peace Global Campaign for Peace Education has two goals. First, to build public awareness and political support for the introduction of peace education into all spheres of education, including non-formal education, in all schools throughout the world. Second, to promote the education of all teachers to teach for peace.  "A culture of peace will be achieved when citizens of the world understand global problems, have the skills to resolve conflicts and struggle for justice non-violently, live by international standards of human rights and equity, appreciate cultural diversity, and respect the Earth and each other. Such learning can only be achieved with systematic education for peace." For more information: http://www.ipb.org/pe/index.htm

Global Compliance Research Project - CITIZENS' PUBLIC TRUST TREATY, A TREATY OF ETHICS, EQUITY AND ECOLOGY, A PROPOSED United Nations General Assembly Resolution, to be circulated to governments by their citizens. Joan Russow (Ph.D.): Co-ordinator, 1230 St. Patrick St. Victoria, B.C. V8S 4Y4 Tel/Fax (250) 598-0071. e-mail: jrussow@coastnet.com ; web copy of proposed resolution: http://www.gn.apc.org/negreens/cptt.htm

Global Education Associates, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 456, New York, NY 10115, U.S.A. Education about peace and other global problems.  Global Education Associates (GEA) is a partnership of individuals and organizations in 90 countries working to enable people to understand and respond constructively to the crises and opportunities of today's interdependent world. Emphasis is on the development of global ethics, values, and systems related to peace, economic well-being, ecological balance, human rights, and democratic participation.    GEA works to promote the advancement of global systems that will secure peace and security by:
1. Promoting the Culture of Peace program in cooperation with UNESCO. GEA is a participant in UNESCO's series on the Contribution by Religions to the Culture of Peace. The January - April 1999 edition of Breakthrough News focused on the topic of a "Culture of Peace."
2. Promoting the ratification and implementation of UN treaties and conventions, especially those related to disarmament, landmines, nuclear weapons, and the child soldier.
3. Demonstrating the connection between peace and ecology, especially in publications and educational programs.
4. Promoting educational opportunities which link peace and security issues to living as citizens of the planet.
For more information: http://www.globaleduc.org/

The Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service Box 44, Worcester, MA 01602  508-753-4172 (phone) 508-753-7683 (fax) imagine@world.std.com (email) http://www.global-leader.org (website).  The Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service (GMRS) was launched at the Hague Appeal for Peace in May, 1999, on the panel "Creating an Effective World Security System in the Transforming Violent Conflict Strand of the conference. A paper,  "Establishing Professional and NGO Services for Mediation and Reconciliation at the United Nations" was presented prepared by Joseph Preston Baratta and myself, as co-directors of the Center for Global Community and World Law, established in Cambridge, MA in 1993.  The GMRS proposal includes training a cross-sectoral group of  reconciliation leaders in peacebuilding skills for 21st century challenges to address the failure of
mediation and conciliation efforts.   The GMRS has been developed in local and international settings since 1992 at the United Nations.  The Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service shares the vision put forward recently by all the living Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and approved by the UN General Assembly - which is an international community that commits itself to using nonviolent means to make peace-- by providing Reconciliation Leaders.  The mission of the GMRS is to create reconciling environments in which coexistence can be promoted as a minimum standard for peoples and nations. In this context, leaders and peacemakers are mentored to clarify their values, purpose and integrity as well as address the cycle of violence both in themselves and in their work. The work builds on research on the learnings of the truth and reconciliation commission world-wide.  The GMRS achieves this mission by providing consultation, mediation, conciliation and training services for Reconciliation Leaders ready to work on building strategic, cross-sectoral alliances to address these issues.  The creation of the GMRS is a direct response to the UN International Year/Decade on Education for Peace and Nonviolence for the World's Children and has the power to transform the whole field of conflict resolution.  The Global Mediation and Reconciliation Service is an outgrowth of nearly a decade of research and development undertaken  in the field of conflict resolution.  What is innovative about the Service is the emphasis on a collaborative process which involves and engages those most affected by the conflict to become stakeholders in the consultation process. A training to promote coexistence and reconciliation leadership teaches leaders how safe environments can be facilitated by more people to resolve the complex problems of the 21st century and make the world safe for differences--both for the United Nations and the international community.  Our goal to to support the development of reconciliation as a pacific means of settlement in Article 33 of the UN Charter.  and to offer support in consultation and training services, if asked, for the Good Offices of the Secretary-General.  And to support provisions for the creation of subsidiary organs for reconciliation service for the General Assembly and the Security Council.

Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space http://www.space4peace.org

Global Nonviolent Peace Force
 - Mission: To mobilize and train an international nonviolent, standing peace force.

The Global Renaissance Alliance is a citizen-based, international network of spiritual activists. Our mission is to make a stand in our local, national and global communities for the role of spiritual principle in solving the problems of the world. We call this work the New Activism.  We believe that a holistic conversation - one which honors the power of both mind and spirit to heal the world- is emerging throughout the global community. The GRA is like a mystical grid on which our words of inspiration, prayers for peace, silent meditations and actions synergistically merge. As people throughout the world pool their compassion in service to a spiritually transformed planet, the energies of fear and limitation, which now dominate the human race, will no longer hold power. The Global Renaissance Alliance embodies its vision through small gatherings of the citizens of our planet, called Peace Circles. Meeting in living rooms, churches, institutions, organizations or anywhere else, we are joined with others of like mind in meditating for world peace, speaking from our hearts about our vision for a better world, and working together to make it so. The power of the circle, the power of the heart, and the power of our divine source then come together to facilitate the emergence of a truly loving planet.  Inspired by Gandhi's comment that we must "be" the change we want to see happen in the world, we are aware that the universe is holographic: that both the seeds of war as well as the seeds of heaven on earth, lie within each one of us.  Within the Peace Circle, we commit to cultivating an intimate fabric of deep community, and through our individual and joint efforts create real change in ourselves and the world around us. Dedicated to the divine in ourselves and in each other, we seek to extend the principles of radical goodwill, reverence for life, interpersonal healing, service and compassion into the social dynamic of our times. Together we make a stand for all that life could be. For more information: The Global Renaissance Alliance, P.O. Box 3259, Center Line, MI 48015, USA; office: (586)754-8105 Fax:(586)754-8106; email address: info@renaissancealliance.org  ; web site http://www.renaissancealliance.org/index.htm

Global Peace Foundation is an International organisation with branches and affiliated organisations in various countries, founded on 8th April 1996 in London. 

Global Peace Mission Malaysia http://www.keamanan.net.my/ (web site is in Malaysian)

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Grandmothers for Peace, a non-profit organization, was formed in May of 1982 at the height of the Cold War. Very soon it became clear that we also had a unique voice of our own and that our group had universal appeal. News of our activities spread rapidly by word of mouth and news reports. Soon we had members & supporters across the nation and around the globe. We added a Men’s Auxiliary, and by 1990 we officially added “International” to our name reflecting our international scope. Our work has expanded to include the dangers of nuclear power plants; radioactive waste; sub-critical and computerized nuclear testing (now that underground testing has been banned); the nuclearization and weaponization of space; global militarism that continues to drain desperately needed resources from programs that enhance life; and other peace and justice issues that effect the human family. In spite of some progress, nuclear weapons continue to threaten the fate of our planet. Work for the passage of a global Comprehensive Test Ban and the abolition of nuclear weapons remain a top priority. Those of us with the time and the energy have become activists — marching; protesting; visiting our elected officials; giving speeches to motivate others to action; publishing international newsletters and other materials; and even committing acts of civil disobedience when all else fails. “Stay at home” members help keep our work alive by writing & calling elected officials, circulating petitions, keeping us in their prayers, guiding their grandchildren in the ways of non-violence, and helping to raise funds for our Peace & Justice Scholarship Awards, plus other specific humanitarian efforts we adopt. In most cultures around the world, grandmothers are revered as the “keepers of the peace.” We are inspired and motivated by that fact, but realize that in today’s dangerous world we can no longer keep or promote peace by sitting in our rocking chairs! We remain an all-volunteer organization and prefer to maintain an informal structure that encourages others to start, with very little effort, Chapters in their communities. The world is a safer place “in grandma’s arms,” but one need not be a grandmother to participate in our work. Join us! Barbara Wiedner, Founder/Director http://www.grandmothersforpeace.org/

Global Network of Tolerance Education Centers - Successful tolerance education requires continuous active participation by youngsters of different cultures an backgrounds at meetings and encounters in a natural pleasant atmosphere. The more frequent the meetings, and the more youngsters which participate in them, the more changes there are for success. Musical groupings of all sorts, like choirs, dance groups and orchestras, sometimes integrated with other performing arts, seem to meet requirements very well, particularly as music touches almost every one, especially youngsters. Furthermore, through music, one can easily introduce those youngsters to different cultures, in a natural atmosphere. The initiators believe that using musical groupings in tolerance education, requires relatively small financial resources, is mostly non controversial and might easily attract various sponsorships. http://www.connect.co.il/music/

Global Compliance Research Project - CITIZENS' PUBLIC TRUST TREATY, A TREATY OF ETHICS, EQUITY AND ECOLOGY, A PROPOSED United Nations General Assembly Resolution, to be circulated to governments by their citizens. Joan Russow (Ph.D.): Co-ordinator, 1230 St. Patrick St. Victoria, B.C. V8S 4Y4 Tel/Fax (250) 598-0071. e-mail: jrussow@coastnet.com ; web copy of proposed resolution: http://www.gn.apc.org/negreens/cptt.htm

GreenNet is part of the only global computer network specifically designed for environment, peace, human rights and development groups. It offers email and its own special conferences, as well as the usual range of dial-up Internet services. The interface is designed to be easy and quick to use for those who don't know much about computers. Staff have extensive experience with, and contacts in, political/social movements, coupled with expertise in information technology and its applications. http://www.gn.apc.org/

Green Parties Worldwide - The Ten Key Values of the Greens: Social Justice, Community-Based Economics, Nonviolence,
Decentralisation, Future Focus/Sustainability, Feminism, Personal and Global Responsibility, Respect for Diversity, Grassroots Democracy, Ecological Wisdom.  A value system unites
Greens worldwide.  Website http://www.greens.org/
 
Greenham Common Peace March Sculpture project.  The Greenham Common Peace Camp was a defining moment in the 1980's feminist/anti-nuclear movement, this sculpture is to commemorate all the people who struggled so hard to make the world a safer place during the madness of the Thatcher/Reagan years.  And to educate and inspire future generations to continue the struggle.  Full information is available at: www.wfloe.fsnet.co.uk .  Would like to know what you think, get back to me on:
greenhamsculpture@hotmail.com .  In Peace.  Thalia Campbell, Women for Life on Earth. Glangors, Ynyslas, Borth Ceredigion, Wales SY2 45JU Tel 01970871360

Greenpeace International is an independent, campaigning organization which uses non-violent,creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future. After 25 years in existence, Greenpeace's budget exceeds $30 million, of which $3.3 million is spent on nuclear and disarmament programs. Refer to its Web site to see how Greenpeace works: http://www.greenpeace.org/index.shtml

Group of 78 - The G78 Web site at http://www.hri.ca/partners/g78  brings you analysis, comment, and information on Canada in international affairs and the impact of international affairs on Canada.  The Group of 78 is an informal association of Canadians seeking to promote global priorities for peace and disarmament, equitable and sustainable development, and a strong and revitalized United Nations system.  It began in 1980 when a small group including Andrew Brewin MP and Peggy Brewin, Murray Thomson of Project Ploughshares, Robert McClure, former Moderator of the United Church, and King Gordon, formerly of the United Nations Secretariat, drafted a statement on how best Canada could contribute to the building of a peaceful and secure world. In November 1981 that statement, Canadian Foreign Policy in the 80s, was sent to Prime Minister Trudeau. It was signed by 78 Canadians- a group of 78. The statement set out three inter-related objectives:  1) removal of the threat of nuclear war;  2) the mobilization of world resources to achieve a more equitable international order and bring an end to the crushing poverty which is the common lot of the majority in the Third World;  3) the strengthening and reform of the United Nations and other global institutions designed to bring about a pacific settlement of disputes, foster international cooperation, promote the growth of world law and the protection of basic human rights.  That was the beginning of a dialogue between the Group of 78 and the Canadian government. In the following years, members of the Group discussed, and made their views known, about new issues facing Canada in international relations and their implications for the central and universal objectives of policy already mentioned.  For more information, contact The Group of 78, 145 Spruce St., Suite 206, Ottawa, ON K1R 6P1, CANADA; Tel: (613) 230-0860; Fax: (613) 563-0017; Email: group78@web.net


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