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Land Mine Information Page http://rio.atlantic.net/~bdarl/landmines.html    http://www.pgs.ca/pages/ldmn0.html

"Language and Peace" (Co-edited by Christina Schaffner, Aston University, UK, & Anita L. Wenden, York College, City University of New York, demonstrates how critical discourse analysis can elucidate the relationship between language and peace. Listed below are the contents:
PART I: LANGUAGE, IDEOLOGY AND PEACE
1. Defining peace: Perspectives from peace research (Anita Wenden, City University of New York)
2. Discourse analysis as ideology analysis (Teun Van Dijk - University of Amsterdam)
PART 2: LANGUAGE AND WAR
3. Foreign policy by metaphor (Paul Chilton - Aston University, UK & George Lakoff - University of California at Berkeley)
4. A comparative discourse analysis of editorials on the Lebanon 1982 crisis (Caroline Vaughan - United Nations Language Training Program)
5. The 'Balance' Metaphor in relation to peace (Christina Schaffner - Aston University)
6. Promising to end a war=language of peace ? The rhetoric of allied news management in the Gulf War 1991 (Andreas Musolff - Aston University UK)
PART 3: LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL DISCRIMINATION
7. Establishing linguistic markers of racist discourse (Michael Clyne-Monash University, Australia)
8. Power and ideology in different discursive practices (Julieta Haidar - National School of Anthropology & HIstory, Mexico City & Lidia Rodriguez - Autonomous University of Nueva Leon, Monterey, Mexico)
9. The role of language in European nationalist ideologies (Jan Bloomaert, University of Ghent, Belgium and Jef Verschueren, founder & director of the International Pragmatics Association, University of
Antwerp, Belgium)
10. Language and the institutionalization of ethnic inequality. (Peter Lowenberg, California State University at San Jose)
PART 4: LANGUAGE, EDUCATION & PEACE
11. Doctor-patient communication:training medical practitioners for change (Jose Carlos Goncalves, University of Recife, Brazil)
12. Perceptions of language in L1 & L2 teacher-pupil interaction: the construction of reader's social identities (Luiz Paolo da Moita Lopes, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
13. Critical language education (Anita L. Wenden, City University of New York)
The book is available in paperback for US$24 / EURO 20. The ISBN is 90-5702-480-2.    To order, contact  <info@gbhap.com> or the publisher's web page file://www.gbhap.com      

Lawyers for Social Responsibility

The League of Peaceful Schools, www.leagueofpeacefulschools.ns.ca is an organization based in Nova Scotia  that provides support and recognition to schools committed to creating and maintaining a peaceful learning environment.    Membership includes:

"Learning Without Frontiers" (LWF) represents UNESCO's pro-active response to addressing the deep social and political problems that confront humanity as they relate to the role of learning in society. It views the processes of engaging in collaborative, multi channel and innovative learning as being critical for both the development of the individual and the building and linking of culturally diverse communities. http://www.education.unesco.org/lwf

Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific - http://www.pearson-college.uwc.ca/pearson/index.html

Life & Peace Institute is an international centre for Peace research and action, based in Uppsala, Sweden. Founded in 1985 by the Swedish Ecumenical Council. LPI aims to further the causes of justice, peace and reconciliation through means of conflict transformation programmes, action research, seminars, conferences and publications. The Life & Peace Institute has been involved, since its inception in 1983, with initiating research projects that underpin attempts to make violence less plausible, acceptable and probable. It does not see its task as the advocacy of specific causes. Nevertheless, in its considerable research output, it seeks the collaboration of people from all around the world, who will support the broad Christian ethical principles of justice, peace, truth and reconciliation. It is a small institute with 9 people working. Rather than having a large staff based in Uppsala, Sweden, Life & Peace Institute engages researchers from around the world, to carry out specific commissioned projects. LPI's projects and programmes focus on three broad themes: 1. Religion, Conflict and Peace; 2. Human rights and Economic Justice; 3. Nonviolent Conflict Transformation.  In Uppsala, LPI's work is supported by four units: Research, Communications, Finance and Administration and Conflict Transformation Programmes and an Office of the Executive Director. Besides, we have a library.  There are two publications which comes out 4 & 6 times per year. New Routes, a journal of peace research and action is a quarterly journal offering analysis and comments on the work for peace, justice and development connected to the work of the Institute.  Horn of Africa Bulletin is a bi-monthy issue is produced by LpI's office in Nairobi and reflects the development in the countries on the Horn of Africa.  You can subscribe to these publications by contacting: Selin Amirthalingam, Librarian, email Selin.Amirthalingam@life-peace.org ; website: www.life-peace.org

Lions Clubs International - Lions are members of community service clubs, dedicated to the idea that the men and women who live in a community are in the best position to know who needs help and why. More than 44,500 strong, these local clubs are part of the world's largest such organization, with 1.4 million members serving in more than 180 countries and areas. The association is both non-political and non-sectarian. Lions are now best known for their sight-related programs, including SightFirst, the world's largest blindness prevention program.  http://www.lionsclubs.org  The Lions International Peace Poster Contest was created in 1988 to give young people an opportunity to express their feelings about peace. Since then, more than 1.5 million students from over 66 countries have participated in the annual contest.  http://www10.lionsclubs.org/Lion/TxtVrsn/TYPPstr.html

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Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace. The Foundation, based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, traces its origins to 1988 when observances of the anniversary of Gandhi's birth were so well received by the people of Edmonton that the initiators launched plans to enlarge the annual observances, to memorialize Gandhi and to share his teachings through a national foundation to be known as the "Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace." Membership in the Foundation is open to all. The Foundation is federally incorporated and has tax-exempt status as a charity under the Income Tax Act of Canada. In addition to information about the Foundation's activities and history, this web site is also intended to serve as a vehicle for news information from a number of live feeds worldwide and as a gateway to a wealth of information on such topics as non-violence, international development, anti-terrorism, peace research and peace education, publications, and human rights.  Contact: Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation, P.O. Box 60002, University Postal Outlet, Edmonton, AB, CANADA, T6G 2S4; mailto:info@gandhi.ca ; tel 780) 492-5504; fax (780) 492-0113; web site http://www.gandhi.ca/

Mahatma Gandhi Research and Media Service [German: www.gandhiserve.de - Mahatma Gandhi Forschungs- und Mediendienst]. It hosts the most comprehensive e-archive on Mahatma Gandhi featuring photographs, video and audio online, books, writings online, films and footage, addresses, oral history, genealogy, a webstore... GandhiServe Foundation is recognized by UNESCO as Culture of Peace Actor. Our website is one of the most frequented sites of its kind.  For more information: www.gandhiserve.org "GandhiServe Foundation - Mahatma Gandhi Research and Media Service", or www.gandhiserve.de "GandhiServe Stiftung - Mahatma Gandhi Forschungs- und Mediendienst"; Peter Ruhe, Chairperson, GandhiServe Foundation, Rathausstrasse 51a, 12105 Berlin, Germany; Tel: +49 (0)30 70206374 / 705 40 54;
Fax: +49 (0)30 70206373 / 705 40 54; E-mail: mail@gandhimail.org ; English: www.gandhiserve.org ; Deutsch: www.gandhiserve.de ; Russian: www.gandhiserve.narod.ru

The Markland Group mission is to promote international peace through efforts aimed at optimizing compliance behaviour under disarmament treaties, efforts aimed at establishing compliance regimes within each treaty in order to generate maximum trust and confidence on the part of States Parties and thus to encourage universal adherence, and efforts aimed promoting non-violent methods of enforcing disarmament treaties. 203-150 Wilson Street West, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada. L9G 4E7; Tel: (905) 648-3306 Fax: (905) 648-2563; e-mail: marklandgroup@hwcn.org ; Web site: http://www.hwcn.org/link/mkg

Mauritius Action for Disarmament and Peace (MADAP) has been in the forefront in the struggle for peace and disarmament in the Indian Ocean. One great preoccupation has been the base situated on the island of Diego Garcia, island which belongs to the Republic of Mauritius. But in 1965, just before Mauritius was granted Independence, the British took the island away from us and gave it to the Americans who have now built a naval and airbase on it.  We have since 1989 launched a campaign to request the Mauritian government not to allow military ships carrying nuclear weapons to dock in our port. Mauritius holds a strategic position in the Indian Ocean and many countries have tried to sign defence pacts with our country, which is in reality a covert way to use our port facilities.   We have actively participated in the Peace Wave Action  calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons and  held signature campaigns for The appeal from Hiroshima and Nagasaki  since their inception in 1987.    MADAP is a member of the International Peace Bureau (IPB) and an Associate member of The Asian Buddhists Conference for Peace. Email: kitgraas@intnet.mu Soodhakur Ramlallah, President MADAP

McMaster University, Centre for Peace Studies, , 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1. Director: Dr. Mark Vorobej. Telephone 905-525-9140, ext. 24729; Fax 905-570-1167; Email: peace@mcmaster.ca, Website: http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~peace 

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders. MSF is a humanitarian aid organisation that provides emergency medical assistance to populations in danger in more than 80 countries. http://msf.org/ ; Canada http://www.msf.ca/

The mission of the Media Awareness Network is to promote and support media education in Canadian schools, homes and communities through a world-class Internet site.  The Media Awareness Network (MNet) grew out of a recommendation made at a roundtable on children and television violence sponsored by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in November 1993. At that meeting, representatives of parent and education organizations asked the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) to set up a clearinghouse on media education and media violence.  MNet was established under the auspices of the NFB in 1995.  At this time, the World Wide Web was emerging as the perfect vehicle for sharing information, ideas and resources for media education and public awareness on media issues.  Our Web site – one of the largest educational sites in Canada – has been online since May 1996 and provides both curriculum-related media and Web literacy teaching materials for schools, and media awareness resources for community organizations. For more on our online resources, see About the Web Site. MNet was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1996 and received charitable status in January 1999. MNet aims to encourage critical thinking about media information, media entertainment and new communications technologies, and to stimulate public debate about the power of the media in the lives of children and young people. Our work is based on the premise that to be functionally literate in the world today, young people need critical thinking skills to "read" all the messages that are informing, entertaining and selling to them every day. The Media Awareness Network is a world leader in providing educational approaches to emerging Internet-related issues, and is committed to maximizing the positive aspects of all media for the benefit of children and young people.  For more information: Media Awareness Network, Third Floor, 1500 Merivale Rd, Nepean, ON, Canada, K2E 6Z5; Tel: (613) 224-7721 or 1-800-896-3342; fax: (613) 224-1958; URL: http://www.media-awareness.ca ; Email: info@media-awareness.ca .   Managing TV Violence - The following materials offer tips to parents on how to lessen the harmful effects of media violence on their children. http://cii2.cochran.com/MNET/ENG/MED/HOME/MANMED/manvio.htm

In late June 2000, the Executive Committee of the Council of the University for Peace (UPEACE), headquartered in San José, Costa Rica, authorized the Rector to set up a Media and Peace Institute (MPI) within the framework of the university. The Institute came into formal existence on November 7, 2000. It administrative office is in Paris as one of several offices that will eventually operate under the Council's authority. The Institute – "an intellectual tool for preventive diplomacy" -- aims to educate people in the many ways the media interact with issues of war and peace. It welcomes two kinds of participants: persons from areas of recent, current or potential conflict; and persons from countries strongly concerned with international peace and security. It also plans a research program targeting urgent international peace-related questions in which the media play a significant role. By its education and research programs, and by its day-to-day contacts with UN and regional peacekeeping bodies, the Institute will contribute to new thinking about how free media can help prevent conflict and alert decision-makers, as well as the general public, to looming risks of war. Like the University for Peace as a whole, the Institute is independent of day-to-day policy or administrative control by the United Nations. But because the University was created in 1980 by Resolution of the UN General Assembly, the Institute will try to make its work as useful as possible to the UN, especially for peacekeeping and conflict prevention. It will also work with regional peace and security organizations such as the OSCE, NATO, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the Organization of American States (OAS), and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It will keep aware of the challenges they face and adapt its teaching and research to help them develop practical solutions. The Institute's courses, research and other activities will aim to serve the development and strengthening of free media worldwide. Free media being an indispensable foundation of democracy, and democracy tending more often than not to serve peace, our action ultimately aims to help prevent international conflict. As a new, small and specialized organization, we intend to work with any other organizations and groups pursuing similar goals. The Institute's current Director is Canadian Keith Spicer.  For more information: email mailto:director@mediapeace.org ; web site http://www.mediapeace.org/

Members of the House of Commons - Alphabetical Listing with contact information: http://www.parl.gc.ca/36/senmemb/house/members/alpha-e.htm

Mennonites are one of the three historic "peace churches" committed to nonviolence. Web site http://www.mennonitecc.ca/mcc/ ; Eastern Mennonite University Conflict Transformation Program http://www.emu.edu/units/ctp/ctp.htm ; peace research links page http://www.emu.edu/units/library/peace.htm

Microcredit Summit launched a nine-year campaign to reach 100 million of the world's poorest families, especially the women of those families, with credit for self-employment and other financial and business services by 2005.   We believe that if we all work together this campaign will become one of the great new chapters in human history and will allow tens of millions of people to free themselves and their families from the vicious cycle of poverty. http://www.microcreditsummit.org/

MidEast Citizen Diplomacy. We are a U.S. based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Jewish-Palestinian reconciliation through: 1. People-to-people peace building initiatives; 2. Compassionate Listening as a tool for reconciliation; 3. Educational outreach.  Mid East Citizen Diplomacy has been leading citizen delegations to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza since 1990. Hundreds of participants have travelled with us to learn first-hand from citizens, religious, political and grassroots leaders, settlers, refugees and peace activists about their lives, struggles and perspectives. We have built respectful and trusting relationships at every level of Israeli and Palestinian society. Seeking to play a greater role in Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation, we launched the Compassionate Listening Project in 1997, with the encouragement of Israeli and Palestinian  NGOs.  Participants in our delegations now focus on Compassionate Listening as a tool for reconciliation, based on the work of Gene Knudsen Hoffman. With the guidance of our professional facilitators and Israeli and Palestinian colleagues, trip participants deepen in their understanding of the perspectives and the suffering of Israelis and Palestinians on all sides of the conflict, and build bridges among the communities in conflict. We also hold workshops for Israelis and Palestinians in the listening technique, and invite them to come together to practice with one another.  We believe that the international community has the potential to play a much more significant role in Middle East peace-building and reconciliation efforts. We also believe in the creative abilities of regular citizens to affect change at the global level. We invite you to join us on a Compassionate Listening delegation.  We know that not everyone can participate in an international peace-making trip. We also know that the Compassionate Listening reconciliation model is applicable to all situations of conflict. To make our work accessible to the general public, we produced a beautiful, broadcast-quality documentary video introducing our work with Compassionate Listening. Children of Abraham http://www.mideastdiplomacy.org/video.html is now available for sale. We recommend it for the classroom (junior high through college level), for home viewing, or for public screenings at Churches, Mosques, Synagogues and peace centers.  For more information, contact MidEast Citizen Diplomacy, P.O. Box 17, Indianola, WA 98342 USA; tel 360/297-2280; (360) 297-6563 fax; email office@mideastdiplomacy.org  ; web site http://www.mideastdiplomacy.org

Millennium Peace 2000 (www.millenniumpeace.com), a peace orientated informational site promoting and sponsoring other organizations in the peace movements. Contact Connie Pietrie, Fredericton, New Brunswick. rose@nbnet.nb.ca

Mines Action Canada (MAC) is the Canadian component of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). MAC is a coalition of more than 45 organizations.  URL: www.minesactioncanada.com/ 

The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence - The Mission of the Gandhi Institute ...is to promote and apply the principles of nonviolence locally, nationally, and globally, to prevent violence and resolve personal and public conflicts through research, education, and programming. 

The Moscow School of Human Rights is a non-governmental and non-commercial organization functioning in the sphere of additional education. It doesn’t support any political parties, movements and campaigns and recognizes ideological and world outlook diversity.  In 1994-1995 the International Fund “Cultural Initiative” (Soros Foundation) and the Ministry of Education of Russia organized a competition of innovation projects under the motto “New ways in humanitarian education in Russia”. More than 600 projects took part in the competition. Among the 30 winners of the 1st degree grant was the project “Human rights. Education in Russia”, which provided for setting up this school.  By decision of the Minister of Education of Russia, Moscow School of Human Rights received the status of Federal experimental laboratory.   Our Purposes:
-working out a strategy and programs of civic, human rights, democracy, peace, law, and political education;
-development of educational and methodical-scientific literature, audio-visual and computer facilities in the field of civics, human rights and democracy;
-training and retraining secondary and high school teachers, leaders of human rights movement, state employees;

-improvement of legal and political culture of the students;
-performing functions of an informational centre of the problems of civic education, education in the sphere of child’s rights, human rights, peace, democracy;
-summing-up and distributing foreign and domestic experience in this sphere.
http://www.mshr.redline.ru/eindex.htm   http://www.mshr.redline.ru/

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National Crime Prevention Council - Canada, 275 Sparks Street, 5th floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8, Tel: (613) 941-0505, Fax: (613) 952-3515, E-Mail: ncpc@web.net, Website: http://crime-prevention.org/ncpc

National Crime Prevention Council On-Line Resource Centre - US, 1700 K Street, NW, Second Floor, Washington, DC 20006-3817, Tel: 202-466-6272, Fax: 202-296-1356, E-Mail: webmaster@ncpc.org, Website: http://www.ncpc.org 

National Institute for Dispute Resolution Conflict Resolution Education Network, http://www.crenet.org/ - Through its newsletters and journal, NIDR provides the nation with timely and focused information on effective applications of conflict resolution in our society. Through its clearinghouse operation, NIDR is the single largest source of books and other resources on the field of conflict resolution.  For the complete bibliography on evaluation efforts of conflict resolution education programs check: http://www.crenet.org/enddraft.html

NATIONAL PEACE FOUNDATION is a non-governmental membership organization concerned with the development and implementation of conflict resoluation education and training in the United States, and with peacebuilding and demoncracy-building internationally. Address: 1819 H Street NW, Suite 1200, Washington D.C. 20006. Tel: 202-223-1770. http://www.nationalpeace.org

The Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development is a policy-oriented research and consulting organization. Nautilus promotes international cooperation for security and ecologically sustainable development. Programs embrace both global and regional issues, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Nautilus produces reports, organizes seminars, and provides educational and training services for policymakers, media, researchers and community groups.  Core staff are based in Berkeley, with associates in Washington, Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai. Research draws from many disciplines, including environmental economics and science, energy and resource planning and international relations. Nautilus is a non-profit funded organization funded primarily by grants and contributions. http://www.nautilus.org/

NetAid is a new, long-term effort to use the unique networking capabilities of the Internet to promote development and alleviate extreme poverty across the world. The NetAid Foundation serves as a global exchange point to link people to successful agents and agencies of change. NetAid's mission is to use the powers of the Internet to help the millions of men, women, and children who live on the edge of survival. Our goal is to connect all those who share these common values to promote the useful exchange of ideas, challenges, resources, and success stories. NetAid works to:
Facilitate community building, direct communications, and coordination among the millions of people dedicated to these aims.

Act as a one-stop resource for people interested in making a commitment to change.
Build new on-line tools to promote exchanges of ideas and success stories.
Help our developing country partners get access to and learn to utilize new technologies.
Issue periodic calls to action on items of urgency and focus attention on what works.
For more information: NEW YORK 201-672-0074; GENEVA 41-22-717-0948; LONDON 41-181-585-3784; Bob Chlopak (NetAid, Washington, D.C.) 202-289-5900 bob_chlopak@clsdc.com ; Elizabeth Riel (NetAid, LA) 310-394-1222 elizabeth.riel@gmmb.com ; web site http://www.netaid.org
 

Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam is a village in Israel established jointly by Jews and Palestinian Arabs of Israeli citizenship. In the framework of its School for Peace and children's educational framework, members of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam are engaged in educational work for peace, equality, and understanding between the two peoples. At this web site you can
find basic information and images of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, some recent news, stories of its people and interesting links.  http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/nswas/

NewMathforHumanity is of course not about mathematics, per se. It is about power relations. We strive to fullfill our mission by working on power in three interrelated spheres: Psychological Action to Develop Personal Power; Political Action to Transform the Structures of Power; Intellectual Action to Advance the Evolutionary Project.  We work in these three spheres because we believe the personal is connected to the political and because the nature of our mission requires a large R & D component. Thus, the development of personal power will inevitably propel each person to express him or herself politically, working in some way to transform the structures of power in society to life-enhancing forms. The distribution and consumption of resources, the ecological balance, the concern that such a large gap is growing between those who 'have' and those who 'have not' become natural areas for political action. Yet, we are the first to acknowledge that serious study, research, and the development of practical options is required on the subject of power. While power is an omnipresent factor in almost all disciplines, from developmental psychology to criminology, economics to business and organizational management, from international relations to war and peace studies, it remains underdeveloped, ubiquitous but unclear. It is also most often experienced and treated as a negative term - especially by those who see others abusing power. In order to explore power more, to offer useful insights, services, and products that will contribute to realizing the vision that inspires our work, NewMathforHumanity must be a continuous learning initiative. Above all, we believe there is a community of people who share our vision, and who in their own way are working now to transform power. They may be doing this by helping individuals to overcome their demons to get well, or helping families live happily together, or by taking nonviolent action to protest something that is wrong, by demanding sound environmental and fair trade practices, or by establishing rule of law in anarchic, violent societies and encouraging and supporting the full participation of citizens in political processes.  There is much to do.  For more information: contact Ben Hoffman, NewMathforHumanity, C/O Concorde Inc., 68B Raddatz Road, R.R. #2, Eganville, ON, K0J 1T0, Canada; Phone: +613-754-5283; Fax: +613-754-2972; email hoffmanben@hotmail.com ; web site www.newmathforhumanity.com

NGO Coalition for an International Criminal Court. 777 UN Plaza   12th Floor.  New York New York 10017. USA. Telephone +1 212 687 2176   Faxsimile +1 599 1332; Email cicc@igc.org   Web http://www.igc.org/icc

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Niagara PeaceNet :
The Founding Objectives upon which Niagara Peace Network is based are...

Nizkor International Human Rights Team. Nizkor is a member of the Peace and Justice Service-Europe (Serpaj), Derechos Human Rights (USA) and GILC (Global Internet Liberty Campaign). Mailbox: Desenganho, 12 - 5 Piso - 28004 - Madrid - Espanha. Telephone: +34.91.526.7502 Fax: +34.91.526.7515 http://www.derechos.org/nizkor - In Spanish only Mailto: nizkor@derechos.org

No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) is an international committee of parliamentarians, mayors and citizens whose main goal is to support the creation of an international system of justice. http://www.agora.stm.it/npwj/

Nobel Peace Prize - for champions of peace, awarded by a committee of five persons to be elected by the Norwegian Storting. http://www.nobel.no/indexen.html

The Nonviolence Web is home to many of the US's most dynamic peace groups.  "Nonviolence Web Upfront," the homepage news and opinion magazine of the NVWeb, is updated every other week. http://www.nonviolence.org/

Nonviolent Peaceforce Canada was founded in May, 2000 to teach the techniques of nonviolence and peaceful conflict resolution to Canadians, and to help the international effort to create a global nonviolent peace force to send to conflict areas worldwide.  Just Recently: 1. Teaching nonviolence in Canadian classrooms and playgrounds is becoming mainstream;  2. Alternative Dispute Resolution is increasingly replacing lawsuits in Canada;  3. Approaches to peacemaking for Quakers, Unitarians, Mennonites, Catholics, and First Nations peoples are coming together;  4. Peace Brigades International (PBI)* celebrated 20 years of nonviolent accompaniment and violence prevention in conflict areas without a single death of a volunteer; 5. Project Accompaniment sent hundreds of Canadian volunteers to Central America to be unarmed bodyguards for returning refugees.  Nonviolent Peaceforce Canada in its first year, has: 1. participated in the Winnipeg International Conference on War Affected Children;  2. hosted the International Steering Committee of Nonviolent Peaceforce and its own retreat;  3. held its first training series in introductory conflict resolution techniques;  4. opened an office in The Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave., Suite 100A, Ottawa ON.  The legacy of Martin Luther King and Mohandas Gandhi are still alive today. Nonviolence may be an idea whose time has come.   For more information, contact: Carl Stieren (Chair) - Ottawa, Ontario - Email: carls@cyberus.ca , Nonviolent Peace Force Canada, Suite 100A, The Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1R 6H5; Phone: (613) 564-0999; Fax: (613) 564-0068; Email: pax@magma.ca ; web site http://www.magma.ca/~pax/  

Nonviolent Peaceforce International mission is to mobilize and train an international nonviolent, standing peace force. The Peace Force will be sent to conflict areas to prevent death and destruction and protect human rights, thus creating the space for local groups to struggle nonviolently, enter into dialogue, and seek peaceful resolution.  NPI is endorsed by: Oscar Arias (Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Former President of Costa Rica), Mairead Maguire (Nobel Peace Prize Laureate from Northern Ireland), Jose Ramos Horta, (Nobel Peace Prize Laureate from East Timor), His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Nobel Peace Prize Laureate), Ambassador Anwarul Karim Chowdhury (Ambassador to the UN from Bangladesh), International Fellowship of Reconciliation, Hague Appeal for Peace, Recommended by the Peoples Millennium Forum at the United Nations, May 2000.  The goals of the Nonviolent Peaceforce project are twofold:  1.  To build the organization needed to create and maintain a standing Nonviolent PeaceForce of 200 active members, 400 reserves, and 500 supporters (building up to 2,000 active members, 4,000 reserves, and 5,000 supporters over 10 years);  2. To develop the theory and practice of third party nonviolent intervention, in order to significantly increase that tool’s effectiveness. (The understanding starts with the experience of existing peace teams, human rights, humanitarian, and military organizations.)   As we venture into the new millennium, we stand at a significant crossroad. Will the next century bring an incessant stream of devastating armed conflicts and brutal violence, like the horrors we have seen in Kosovo, Rwanda, Iraq and East Timor? Or are there alternatives to the endless repetition of such catastrophes?  There is an alternative, one that builds upon the recent experiences of many organizations that have successfully experimented with the application of “Third Party Nonviolent Intervention” techniques in areas of advanced conflict. Out of these experiences has grown a new wave of deliberate nonviolent intervention carried out by some twenty or so organizations around the world.  The Nonviolent Peaceforce builds on this legacy.  For more information, contact: Nonviolent Peaceforce, Telephone (651) 487-0800, FAX (651) 489-1335, Postal address 801 Front Ave. St. Paul, MN 55103, United States of America; Electronic mail General Information: info@nonviolentpeaceforce.org ; website http://www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org/

For more than 20 years, the North-South Institute (NSI) has built a reputation for sound research and analysis of Canadian foreign policy, offered an independent voice on the urgent importance of world development issues, and brought those issues before the Canadian public and decision makers. Established in 1976, it is the only independent, non-governmental research institute in Canada focused on international development.  The Institute's research supports global efforts to strengthen international development cooperation, improve governance in developing countries, enhance gender and social responsibility in globalizing markets, and prevent ethnic and other conflict. The results of this research are shared through publications, seminars, and conferences with policymakers, educators, business, and media, as well as to interested groups and individuals, to help generate greater understanding and informed discussion of the problems and opportunities facing Canada and countries in the developing world.  A charitable, not-for-profit corporation, the North-South Institute is nonpartisan and cooperates with a wide range of Canadian, overseas, and international organizations. NSI also collaborates closely with the International Development Research Centre and the International Institute for Sustainable Development in promoting knowledge-based development programs and policies.  http://www.nsi-ins.ca/index.html

The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan international educational organization. It is comprised of individuals and organizations from throughout the world that recognize the imperative for world peace in the Nuclear Age. Our advisors include some of the world's greatest peace leaders including many Nobel Peace Laureates. We are a non-governmental affiliate of the United Nations, and have been designated by the United Nations as a Peace Messenger Organization. http://www.napf.org/

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ONE HUMANITY AS AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION - We are calling for a comprehensive change , on a global scale and as such we are operating as an international non-profit organisation.  As people of One Humanity we are dedicated to the betterment of life.  We encourage all people to support any worthy cause and to develop strategies and projects that are urgently needed for the creation of a safe future for humanity.  Some of the areas that are calling for urgent attention are: Human rights, freedom and equality; Relief and assistance to the needy ; Re-harmonising the environment; The promotion of world peace.  And yet we can say that the most important project is: A global education towards unity.  For more than anything else it is the unity  that will allow the other causes to be easily attained.   Therefore we are actively calling all of those who are already dedicated to the unity of humankind, whether as individuals or as organisations to increasingly co-operate and unite. For our future as humanity is dependant on the level of our respect, friendship, co-operation and unity.  All guidance is freely given. Our expenses are met through voluntary financial support. Our strength is yours as we are all united in a common cause.  http://www.one-humanity.org/

OneWorld Online is a partnership: over 100 organisations working for human rights and sustainable development.  We are working together to broadcast an alternative world agenda, an agenda for a fairer world.  http://www.oneworld.org/

The One World Trust’s Global Accountability Project (GAP) was started in 2000 and is a unique project assessesing the accountability of inter-governmental organisations (IGOs), transnational corporations  (TNCs) and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs). At the heart of the project is a novel framework which explains what accountability means and identifies eight core organisational dimensions crucial to fostering greater accountability. GAP has recently published its first report ‘Power Without Accountability’. The report assesses eighteen of the world’s most powerful organisations including the World Bank, the World Trade Organisation and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The results show wide differences between the organisations, clearly indicating leaders in the field and those that fall behind. For more information about GAP and a full copy of the report please visit http://www.oneworldtrust.org

Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance - We are not like other religious web sites!  We don't just promote one religion, we describe dozens of faith groups, from Asatru to Christianity to Wicca to Zoroastrianism. We cover new religious movements, including dangerous cults. We also describe other belief systems, like Agnosticism, Atheism and Humanism.  We don't just explain controversial topics from one point of view; we describe all sides of each issue, from abortion, to physician assisted suicide, including capital punishment, evolution & creation science, and homosexuality.  We don't just concentrate on the positive facets of religion; we cover negative aspects as well.  Our eventual goal is to help people value religious diversity. However, right now, we are concentrating on the promotion of religious tolerance.  It is a little difficult to encourage people to enjoy the variety of faiths in North America when there is so much religiously based intolerance and hatred.  We are four volunteers of very different faiths. Our group is not affiliated with any religious organization. We rely on the revenue from banner ads, our readers' donations, and on the occasional lecture fee to enable us to continue our work.  We attempt to be tolerant of all religious beliefs, accurate in our writing, balanced, and inclusive: We describe all sides of each issue, from abortion to female ordination. We don't promote a specific religious viewpoint; we don't attack anyone's theological beliefs. We don't value religious beliefs over secularism or vice-versa. However, we do criticize actions that harm people, even if those actions are religiously motivated. We are dedicated to "liberty and justice for all" (with the exception of those engaging in acts which a near consensus in society agree are criminal and hurtful).  Contact: Bruce Robinson, ocrt@religioustolerance.org OCRT, Box 27026, Frontenac PO, Kingston ON Canada K7M 8W5; Fax: (613) 531-9609; web site http://www.religioustolerance.org/

One World, P.O. Box 2566, Monterey, CA 93942, U.S.A.

One World Now, P.O. Box 1145, Houston, TX 77251, U.S.A.

OSS.NET is the hub of a global virtual network of sources, softwares, and services that come together on a “just enough, just in time” basis to provide any client with the highest-value, lowest-cost means of creating intelligence.  Since 1992, we have championed open source intelligence (OSINT), intelligence reform, and the creation of Smart Nations.  Beginning in 2002 we are also championing a global intelligence grid that brings the seven tribes of intelligence (national, military, law enforcement, business, academic, NGO-media, and religious-clan-citizen) into effective relations with one another, in part through the creation of ISO standards for those elements of intelligence that are open, ethical, legal, and generic.  The motto, "E VERITATE POTENS" ("From Truth, Power" or literally, "one is made powerful through truth") reflects the belief that power applied with knowledge, and tools of power developed in the context of specific threats, will be more successful and less costly to the Nation than power applied blindly, or capabilities designed and funded without reference to the actual threat or circumstances. As we all strive to redefine national security and improve national competitiveness, open sources will play an extraordinarily important role in nurturing both a sense of security and the reality of prosperity for the community of nations, tribes, enterprises, and citizens.  Post Office Box 369, Oakton, Virginia 22124-0369; Voice: 703.242.1700, Facsimile: 703.242.1711; web site http://www.oss.net/ .  See fascinating articles http://www.oss.net/extra/page/?limit=no .  See also the Global Intelligence Partnership at http://www.oss.net/extra/page/?action=page_show&id=262&module_instance=1

Oxfam International is an international group of independent non-governmental organizations who work together to make a real impact on poverty and injustice world-wide. Oxfam International, founded in 1995, is an international partnership of 11 autonomous non-government organisations. Member organisations are of diverse cultures, history, and language, but share the commitment to working for an end to the waste and injustice of poverty - both in longer-term development work and in times of urgent humanitarian need. The individual Oxfams work in different ways but have a common purpose: addressing the structural causes of poverty and related injustice. The Oxfams work primarily through local organisations in more than 100 countries. Together, in 1996/7 we raised over US $335 million to support the fight against poverty in more than a hundred countries around the world. http://www.oxfaminternational.org/ ; Canada http://www.oxfam.ca/

 

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