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Pacific Peoples' Partnership (PPP) - was founded in 1975 and has developed into Canada's principal organization working with Pacific Island peoples. PPP is devoted to international education and advocacy on issues of concern for the South Pacific region such as: sovereignty and decolonization; nuclear testing and militarization; environmental issues; community development; indigenous science / indigenous knowledge; sustainable development.  This small non-Government Organization based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, was originally set up to facilitate connections between Pacific Islanders and Canadians. Over time, our work has developed an international audience. Now PPP has members in several countries.  While education and advocacy remain the top priority for PPP, we also support grassroots projects in the Islands. Our projects have included: WAINIMATE womens association for natural medicine therapy in Fiji; primary health care and literacy training in Papua New Guinea; support to people with disabilities in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu; environmental awareness in several countries; support to women's organizations in several countries. Our Mission Statement - PPP is dedicated to: promoting increased understanding of social justice, environment, development and other issues of importance to people of the Pacific Islands; supporting equitable, environmentally sustainable development and social justice in the Pacific region.  PPP's primary focus is education, advocacy and networking on issues of concern to Pacific Islanders. Long before it became popular, PPP defined sustainable development to encompass environmental sustainability, human rights, and democratic development as well as economic development. Our priority is to provide means for Pacific Islanders to tell their own stories and raise issues from their own perspectives.  For more information, contact Pacific Peoples' Partnership, 1921 Fernwood Rd., Victoria, BC Canada V8T 2Y6; E-mail: general@pacificpeoplespartnership.org   ; web site www.pacificpeoplespartnership.org  ; Phone: (250) 381-413; Fax: (250) 388-5258.

Pakistan United Christen Association (PAKUCA) is an independent, non-profitable and non-governmental organization, working to promote and protect the civil, political, social, cultural minority and other fundamental rights of the masses on gross root level since 1999 in Pakistan . PAKUCA is a registered organization as NGO in Pakistan . PAKUCA’S activities not only based on provision of practical facilities for human rights protection, but also create awareness about human rights through, workshops, seminars, surveys, and distribution of literature on human rights At the time of it’s creation in 1998, it was decided in the first meeting of it’s Central Executive Council that PAKUCA will cover the Universal Declaration of Human Rights passed by the United Nations as international agenda for all nations of the world concerning human rights. Along with universal standard of human rights PAKUCA will believe and mean that minority rights, justice, health and education for all. Therefore the focus agenda of PAKUCA will be provision of: - 1. Minority Rights; 2. Education for all (formal & Human Rights Education); 3. Human Rights Monitoring; 4. Justice and Health.  Education is selected as a KEY AREA to explore the great mission of Human Rights in the world. Human Rights Education, Human Rights awareness/Advocacy, Human Rights monitoring is the priority agenda of PAKUCA to highlight the great mission of human rights in Pakistan . PAKUCA launched it’s project on “Human Rights and formal Education in Pakistan ” from year 2001. This project will be run under PAKUCA department named “PAKUCA Institute of Human Rights”. This project will cover: - 1. Human Rights Education to School Children; 2. Human Rights Education to Teachers; 3.  Human Rights Education to Parents.  PAKUCA contacting many other Institutions, Organizations, Universities to support this Human Rights Education Project in Pakistan . Access to formal and informal education is the right of every citizen, and the provision of this access is the top agenda of PAKUCA mission. PAKUCA is also doing its efforts to collaborate the Govt. of Pakistan on implementation of Human Rights Education, in Pakistani educational and public service institutions. Pakistan United Christen Associatio! n (PAKUCA has many research activities under its PAKUCA Research Institute like: 1- Good Governance and Democracy; 2- Women & Minority Rights; 3- Child Labor­; 4- Health (HIV/AIDS); 5- Corruption; 6- Environment; 7- Human Rights and Drugs.  PAKUCA plans on different issues like, Human rights monitoring, Human Rights Education Project, Establishment of “Human Rights Protection houses” throughout the country for human rights victims, Human rights advocacy on grass root level in rural areas, Eradication of Women Violence in Pakistan, To train 2800 Social workers as human rights guides through out the country, Helping Afghan Refugees, Conferences, Seminars and Workshops on Human Rights etc.  For more information, contact: Aziz Ul Haque, Executive Director, Pak United Christen Association, St. 54, Sector F-7/4, France Colony, Islamabad-Pakistan; Ph: +92-51-2826977; Mob: +92-300-5103929; Fax: +92-51-2872229, +92-51-287619; email aziz_pakuca@yahoo.com

Founded in 1988, Pan-African Reconciliation Council ("PARC") is a non-profit, non-political and non-partisan grassroots movement working for socio-political as well as moral emancipation of Africa and its siblings worldwide.  It promotes peace, social justice, mutual understanding and unity of purpose in all areas of human endeavor.  The Council concentrates on reconciliation in conflict-torn areas and restoration of peace and confidence amongst communities.  It currently focuses on Liberia, Sierra-Leone, Sudan and the Great Lakes Region where, through its local partners, it initiates education in active nonviolence in order to foster inter-faith dialogue and offer social, psychological, spiritual and material relief.  It may equally interest you to learn that we are the Coordinating organization for Hague Agenda for Peace in both English and Portuguese speaking countries of West Africa.  Our relationship with the International Peace Bureau (IPB) in Geneva dates back to 1990 and we are one of its official representatives in Africa as well as the leading organ of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation not only in the sub-region but also in the entire continent.  For more information, contact Adeolu Adenekan, Executive Director, Pan-African Reconciliation Council, P.O. Box 9354 Marina, Lagos City, 101221, Nigeria. Tel: (234-1)773-1742; Fax/Voice Mail: +1-208-379-9324; E-mail: afripax@yahoo.com ; web site http://www.peace.ca/africa.htm 

Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women's Association (PPSEAWA)'s objectives are "to strengthen the bonds of peace by fostering a friendship and better understanding among women in all areas of the Pacific and Southeast Asia, to promote cooperation among women of these regions for the study and improvement of social, economic, and cultural conditions." Click here for more.

Parliamentarians for Global Action, 211 E. 43rd Street, Suite 1604, New York, NY 10017, U.S.A.

Pax Christi is a catholic peace movement. It searches for new approaches to peace in the fields of demilitarisation security, arms trade, human rights, ecology, economic justice and reconciliation. It has national sections, associate groups, affiliated organisations and corresponding members in all countries. Together they strive to respond to the peoples of the world where peace is most needed and to develop the conceptual framework necessary for a peace -filled world.    Pax Christi International, Rue du Vieux Marche aux Grains 21, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.  telephone: ++32/2/502.55.50; fax: ++32/2/502.46.26; email hello@paxchristi.net ; web site http://www.paxchristi.net/

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 100,000 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 United States. 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.  For more information: contact Peace Action, 1819 H St, NW, #420, Washington, DC 20006; Tel: 202.862.9740 ; Fax: 202.862.9762; Kevin Martin, Executive Director - email kmartin@peace-action.org ; web site http://www.peace-action.org/index.html

The Peace and Conflict Communication Commission (PCCC) is a unit of the National Communication Association comprised of academics and practitioners dedicated to the study of peace, conflict and communication.  

Peace Calgary and  University of Calgary Campus Peace Coalition.  Contact: E-mail: nowaruofc@hotmail.com .  Peace Calgary Announcements email list.  If you want to join the list (subscribe), just send a blank email to: subscribe@peacecalgary.ca .  website: http://www.peacecalgary.ca/

Peace & Goodwill Site, http://www.pgs.ca

Peace Boat is a Japan-based non-governmental organization that charters passenger ships annually to sail the globe in search of peaceful solutions to global problems. Through personal exchange and cooperation with people in other countries, the group works to create and foster enriching relationships by sharing thoughts, experiences and culture. The 18 cruises
during the past 13 years have been joined by more than 10,000 people from over 50 countries, 1 to 92 years old, while sailing to more than 85 ports. http://www.peaceboat.org/

Peace Brigades International - Canada Nonviolence in Action -- Making Space for Peace.  Peace Brigades International (PBI) is a unique grassroots organization exploring and implementing nonviolent approaches to peacekeeping in areas of violent conflict and repression, offering unarmed protective accompaniment to individuals, organizations and communities threatened with violence andhuman rights abuses. 

Peacebrokers International of Christchurch (PIC) facilitates the development a culture of international peacebroking in Christchurch. PIC is a nongovernmental, citizens' group. Christchurch is a city of about 300,000 people, situated in the South Island of New Zealand.  There is a great need for such a centre in the Pacific/Asian region. While there are at least four well acknowledged peacebroking centres in Europe (Geneva, Vienna, Helsinki and Stockholm), there are none in this region or anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere.  PIC meets on a regular basis to assess progress in developing the city as an international peacebroking centre and how to advance this. The group encourages people and institutions in the city to take an interest in problems in various parts of the world that can lead to conflict, and work together to address these. This includes forming networks and working groups to study problem areas, and build up connections with parties to conflict or potential conflict. Such working groups act to stimulate seminars or exploratory conferences, possibly leading to peace talks in Christchurch where this is desired.  For more information: web site http://www.peacebrokers.org.nz ; email mail@peacebrokers.org.nz 

Peace Camp Canada in Ottawa , Ontario , Canada . This camp was initiated by an Israeli high school senior residing in Ottawa who met her very first Arabs and Muslims only in her junior year and was so transformed that she dedicated months to assure other youth would have that life-changing experience this summer.
http://peacecampcanada.org/

Since 2001, The Peace Company has offered Peace Leadership Training to hundreds of individuals worldwide at such place as Conflict Management Group, Cambridge, MA; Berkeley Buddhist Monastery, CA and the School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT.  Beginning in January 2004, we are greatly expanding our offering of peace training and action programs for both general audiences (Peace Builders) and professionals involved with peace and conflict resolution matters (Peace Leaders). We have exciting new home-study and action programs, online study programs and onsite workshops.  All of our programs have been created to be dynamic and highly interactive. Designed with humor and compassion, each program allows the participant to engage their personal spirit of peace, as well as to develop the skills to make a real difference in the world.  Faculty: Louise Diamond, Ph.D., Founder and president of The Peace Company, international peace leader, and accomplished author. Diana Chigas, Online course co-coordinator, facilitator and professional peace leader.  Elizabeth Slade, Co-author of How to Raise a Peaceful Child in a Violent World , Ask Bess and Bubby advice column and Montessori educator.  For more informaton: http://thepeacecompany.com/leadership/ , or contact The Peace Company . 54 Maple Street, Bristol, VT 05443 . 1-888-455-5355(toll-free) . info@thepeacecompany.com

Peace and Conflict Studies is based at University College, University of Toronto, and gives students access to all the resources of the University of Toronto, considered the leading research university in Canada. This wide access to the faculty and courses of related disciplines allows students to tailor their programs according to their interests.  Sixty selected undergraduate students gain a wide-ranging understanding of the causes and nature of violence and peace. The program, guided by three distinct perspectives, moves beyond the traditional study of International Relations by examining the causes of violent strife both among and within countries, including war, revolution, insurgency, and ethnic clashes.  The program emphasizes practical knowledge, the interdisciplinary nature of peace and conflict, and the importance of bringing leading-edge research directly into the classroom.  Our aim is to equip graduates to make a real difference in the world.  http://www.library.utoronto.ca/pcs/pcs.htm

peaceCENTER - breaking the circles of violence, creating 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 more information: peaceCENTER, P.O. Box 36, San Antonio, Texas 78291; telephone (210) 224-HOPE or 224-4673; FAX (210) 222-1097; email Susan Ives suives@texas.net ; web site http://www.salsa.net/peace/

Peace Education Academy of Nepal
- a non profit Organization Committed to promote peace education, culture of peace, tolerance, non-violence etc. We have been organizing a number of programmme on peace education culture of peace, civic education to catch our goals. We have formed the Peace Education Curriculum Development Committee to develop the curriculum of peace education in Nepal.  For more information, contact Ramesh Nath Joshi, Secretary General, Peace Education Academy of Nepal, Panchakanya, Kathmandu, Nepal, Post Box No: 2192, Tel: 977-1-431389; Fax: 977-1-429736

Peaceful Spirit: Promoting Peace Among All World Faiths http://www.peaceful-spirit.org

Peace Development Fund works to strengthen a broad-based social justice movement that embodies, embraces, and honors many cultures to create the new systems and institutions essential to building a peaceful, just, and equitable world. We are a public foundation providing grants, training, and other resources in partnership with communities, organizations, trainers, and donors with whom we share a common vision for change.  Goal I To affirm and support oppressed communities as key leaders in a broad-based movement, who develop the analysis and strategies needed to transform institutions and systems. Goal II To strengthen community based and other intermediary training organizations that provide training, resource materials, political education, planning and critical thinking tools for community-based organizations and grassroots groups. Goal III To support community-based organizations and grassroots groups to develop and implement models of training that emerge from their different cultures. Goal IV To support youth to articulate their realities and to develop analyses, critical thinking, and strategic action in order to challenge and transform the world around them. Goal V To create opportunities for networking and alliance building by community organizations, membership organizations, and coalitions to engage each other in healthy ideological debates and dialogues which further movement building and strategic visioning.  Goal VI To support the development and dissemination of analysis and curricula that clarifies the role of the U.S. and other governments, multi-national corporations, and other systems and institutions in structuring unjust, exploitative, and oppressive relationships in the U.S. and abroad.  Goal VII To support international struggles and create opportunities to learn from and share movement building strategies from international perspectives. Goal VIII To increase the resources available to the movement, while expanding and diversifying our base of support.  For more information: Peace Development Fund, P.O. Box 1280, 44 North Prospect Street, Amherst, MA 01004; Tel: (413)256-8306; Fax: (413)256-8871; email info@peacefund.org ; web site http://www.peacefund.org/ .  Also see Peace Development Fund:  The Listening Project "A national dialogue on progressive movement-building: problems, prospects, potentials" at http://www.peacefund.org/rclisdes.htm

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Peace Education Centre, Pakistan - The dawn of 21st century, the need for peace education is vital and greater than ever before.Humanity faces challenges of unprecedented proportions in areas such as the continued development of mass destruction weapons, conflict between states, ethnic groups fighting over  scarce resources,religious fundamentalism, the spread of racism and the huge and widening gap between rich and poor through the globalized economy. These and other challenges represent forms of domination and violation:  physical,structural and cultural. This universal challenges have compelled us to launch "PEACE EDUCATION CENTRE (PEACE)" with its prime objectives are to press state/provincial governments to introduce peace and human rights education from primary to university level, to launch a call for peace education campaign in every corner of society  for building a culture of peace and to hold conferences, symposia, walks,exhibitions and workshop over regional, national and international  issues against war, violence,disarmament, weapons of mass destruction, intolerence and religiuous fundamentalism, so they can understand peace, universal values and non-violence as their part of education and mind. It is the only public library of its kind and volume in this region to cater the intellectual needs of the seekers of knowledge since 1967.  It contains more than 28,900 volumes on different subjects and as many as 378 periodicals. The above reading material is donated by respective editors,publishers, academic and cultural institution all over the world.  The newly introduced section has attracted  many enthusiastic but sorry to say that we can't serve them satisfactorily due to the lack of peace education literature, books, research reports, monographs, working papers, journals, magazines, bulletins, newsletters and other multimedia material.  While the library is FREE for the readers and has No permanent source of incom to have such material for our readers-mostly students. That is why, we are suffering from acute shortage of funds to expand our projects..  In order to materialize the project, we should esteem it a great favour to the reading public of this area to have us regular complimentary copies of your esteemed institutioin's publications, from you side as your noble gesture of goodwill and understanding in sacred cause of dissemination peace education.  Your kind cooperation in this regards will help us to promote a real culture of peace education amongst the younger generation of the society.  Looking forward to gaining your kind cooperation,  Sincerely Yours, F.A.JAFRANY, Secretary General,
Peace Education Centre (PEACE), Muhammad Bin Qassim Library, Main Road,  Sujawal, District Thatta, Sindh-73050, PAKISTAN; email
fajafrany@yahoo.co

Peace Education Commission (PEC) of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) facilitates international exchanges about peace education and research related to peace education.  Twice a year PEC produces a newsletter, Peacebuilding, that is available here in cyberspace and is mailed to PEC members. We welcome articles from you about peace education developments in your part of the world--book reviews, descriptions of peace education curricula, reports on conferences, announcements of meetings, and abstracts of articles.  Click on latest newsletter to see the most recent edition.  PEC maintains a listserv that allows peace educators at various levels (pre-school, primary school, secondary school, higher education) as well as in on-formal community education to communicate ideas. http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/Peace/pec.html

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: web site http://www.peace-ed.org/ ; telephone (800) 749 - 8838; fax (305) 576 - 3106

Peace Education International, Our Mission: To empower teachers, children and families with the values and skills necessary to create a culture of peace.  Peace Education International is committed to: curriculum development, workshops and seminars, community involvement, and creating a network of peaceable schools.  As a young adult, Fran Schmidt became an activist-speaking up against injustice and for peace.   Fran became a classroom teacher believing that peacemaking skills are important to teach. She and her sister Grace wrote Learning Peace and Peace is in Our Hands which helped spur the peace education movement. After Grace died Fran founded the Peace Education Foundation in her memory and continued writing Peacemaking Skills for Little Kids, Creative Conflict Solving for Kids, Fighting Fair for Families, and others. Fran left in 1994 to found Peace Education International.  We Can Work It Out! and the Foozles in The PeaceMaker Series replaced the old Fighting Fair model.  An internationally recognized author and expert in peace education, Fran developed and administered the Conflict Resolution and Peer Mediation Program for the Miami-Dade County Public School System and developed the P.A.L.S. program in Jamaica, West Indies. She was an adjunct professor of Education at Barry University, Miami Shores, FL.  Fran is a certified trainer in Kingian Nonviolence, Alternatives to Violence Program, and the World of Difference.  Awards include the UN World Children's Day Golden Balloon Award, National Education Film Festival's Silver Award, Common Cause Public Service Achievement Award, Martin Luther King Jr. Vision Award, Dominican Educational Award by Barry University, and the 1999 COPRED Peace Educator of the Year Award.  For more information, visit the web site at http://www.peaceeducationintl.com/ and contact Fran Schmidt, E-mail: info@peaceeducationintl.comPhone: 305-673-8299 • Fax: 305-673-9303; Toll free: 888-672-3223; mailing address: 221 Palm Avenue, Miami, FL, USA 33139

The Purpose of the Peace Education Special Interest Group of the American Education Research Association is to promote and disseminate research on issues related to peace, including scholarly work in the areas of social justice, human rights, conflict resolution, violence prevention, prejudice reduction and holistic education. This SIG is dedicated to cultivating a network for discussion and action on these important issues within AERA. SIG Members are from several corners of the globe, from a wide range of disciplines, such as child advocacy, education, international studies, peace studies, psychology, public administration, sociology, including government officials, policy-makers, authors, scholars and teachers - all committed to a more peaceful world for our new generation of children and youth.  http://www.unf.edu/~astomfay/index.htm

The Peace Factoryhttp://www.peacefactory.com/   Suite C, 830 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA R3M 0Y2; FAX: 01-204-475-6635 Or e-mail us at rkellie@mb.sympatico.ca We are trying to get everyone everywhere to take a moment out of their day at 13:00 Hrs GMT, January 1st, 2000, and every New Years Day after that. We support any and all efforts which will help peopleof the world to deal with conflict in a non-violent manner. Our aim is to create a moment when everyone can share a moment of communion in a common thought. We feel the emotion generated within the heartsof the participants will give a small glimpse of what is to be acheived by attaining true peace.Our Website is dedicated to that goal.

Peace It Together, in Vancouver , British Columbia , Canada http://www.creativepeacenetwork.ca

The Division of Peace Psychology, established within the American Psychological Association (APA) in 1990, is a growing organization consisting of psychologists, students, and professional affiliates from diverse disciplines. In all of its activities, the division attempts to draw on the talents that exist in its members, those that exist in various divisions of the APA, in international professional organizations, and in related disciplines. The division is a young organization that welcomes professionals and students who wish to contribute to peace. It welcomes diverse international perspectives and ethnic and gender orientations to peace. The purpose of the division is to increase and apply psychological knowledge in the pursuit of peace. Peace here is defined broadly to include both the absence of war and the creation of positive social conditions which minimize destructive conflicts and promote human well-being. The specific goals of the Peace Division are:
1) to encourage psychological research, education, and training on issues concerning peace, nonviolent conflict resolution, reconciliation, and the causes, consequences and prevention of war and other forms of destructive conflict; 2) to provide an organization that fosters communication among researchers, teachers, and practitioners who are working on peace issues; and 3) to apply the knowledge and the methods of psychology in the advancement of peace, non-violent conflict resolution, reconciliation, and the prevention of war and other forms of destructive conflict. Vision Statement: As peace psychologists, our vision is the development of sustainable societies through the prevention of destructive conflict and violence, the amelioration of its consequences, the empowerment of individuals, and the building of cultures of peace and global community.  If you are interested in joining the Division of Peace Psychology, you may do so even if you are not a member of the American Psychological Association. To apply for membership, or for more information, contact the Division 48: Peace Psychology
Administrative Office, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242; Steve Handwerker, membership chairperson  peacewk@peacewk.org ; web site http://gsep.pepperdine.edu/~mstimac/Peace-Psychology.htm 

The Peaceful Schools International mission is to provide support to schools that have declared a commitment to creating and maintaining a culture of peace. The goals of Peaceful Schools International are to: Facilitate networking among peaceful schools; Act as a clearinghouse for innovative ideas and programs; Encourage student-centered conflict resolution strategies; Reduce violence and punitive discipline measures; Support at-risk students; Promote an understanding and appreciation of diversity.  The head office of Peaceful Schools International is co-located with the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre in Cornwallis Park, Nova Scotia, Canada. Peaceful Schools International utilizes Regional Coordinators to assist with the implementation of its programs. A school or organization wishing to become a Regional Coordinator must complete a leadership training program, either on-site or at the head office campus in Nova Scotia. Upon completion of this training, the Regional Coordinator can then process local membership applications and provide support to schools within the area it serves.  Individual schools in regions without a Regional Coordinator are asked to contact the head office of Peaceful Schools International directly.  Peaceful Schools International was created by Hetty van Gurp (click here for a brief biography) in the spring of 2001, in response to several requests for support similar to that offered to many Canadian schools. Peaceful Schools International is a non-profit organization. It is modeled on the League of Peaceful Schools, a successful Canadian organization that has been providing support to schools in Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan since 1998. Once an organization has expressed a commitment to establishing a branch of Peaceful Schools International in its own region or country, the head office of Peaceful Schools International housed at the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre in Nova Scotia, will provide the necessary training to become established. For more information: Hetty van Gurp, President, Peaceful Schools International , PO Box 100, Clementsport, Nova Scotia, Canada B0S 1E0; Telephone: (902) 638-8611 ext. 200; Facsimile: (902) 638-8576; e-mail: psi@peacefulschoolsinternational.org ; web site http://www.peacefulschoolsinternational.org

The Peace History Society was founded in 1964 to encourage, support, and coordinate national and international scholarly work to explore and articulate the conditions and causes of peace and war and to communicate the findings of scholarly work to the public. Members of PHS seek to broaden the understanding of and possibilities for world peace. http://144.96.211.125/Peace%26Change/PHS.html Queries should be directed to Prof. Geoffrey Smith, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Peace History Society, Department of History, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6; fax: 613-545-6298; Office: 613-545-2150; E-mail: smithgs@qucdn.queensu.ca

PEACEIncorporated is an organization of and for today's youth who are dedicated to peace. We believe peace starts within each individual and is possible for all. Our youth members are actively working toward solutions to crime, violence, substance abuse and other life destructive behavior. "This is not something any one organization can achieve on their own, but it is something that many organizations working together with many individuals can achieve." We invite you to join us. Together we can ..."INCREASTHPEACE".  Warning! This website contains the seed-thought for a peaceful revolution!  PEACEIncorporated, headquartered in Fayetteville, Arkansas is an organization of youth who are striving for excellence and working toward solutions to issues that are opposed to the natural laws of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  PEACEIncorporated's primary focus is on increasing peace by providing youth empowered solutions and alternatives to substance abuse, crime, violence and other life destructive behavior. We hope to help reduce reliance on drugs and alcohol among young people and also help shift the percentages to favor healthy Lifestyles.  For more information: web site http://www.peaceinc.org/ ; PeaceIncorporated, 5803 B Samantha, Fayetteville, Arkansas. (USA) 72704; Phone: 501-283-9050; E-Mail: peaceinc@cox-internet.com

Peacekeepers is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to promoting peace through education.  MISSION STATEMENT: "To educate those who are untutored in developing ethical principles which will promote peace".  In order to bring peace to humankind people must have trust and be educated in the ways of peace. Trust requires  a conscious effort to believe. First to believe in oneself, but then take it a step further to believe and trust in one another.  Trust must have a foundation that will protect an individual and provide security to each person. We at  PEACEKEEPERS are endeavoring to bring people closer together to trust one another.  We believe that each human has the ability to overcome war and live in peace.  For us to have peace we must be in unity. We can be united in one mindset of peace by having the same foundation for peace. This requires education! This is our goal, for all who inquire of our organization, to educate you  on how to live in peace, have peace, and teach you the ways of peace. I hope you  will join us in our quest to bring peace to this earth. It is a challenge, however the reward is great.  Contact Dr. Kepha Arcemont, PEACEKEEPERS, P.O. BOX 1411, ABILENE, TX 79604; Phone: (915) 893-2790; Fax: (915) 893-5828; Email: peace@peacekeepers.com ; web site http://www.peacekeepers.com

Peacemaker Community - a global, multi-faith community training, empowering and connecting peacemakers around the world.  As an organization, we offer: - mExperiential programs such as Bearing Witness Retreats, Days of Reflection, Pilgrimages, and Vigils which enable individuals and groups to explore deeply the spiritual aspects and causes of suffering in the world through both Global Hub and our Country Chapters.  - Skills trainings through the Peacemaker Institute, practical internships through the Village Network, and knowledge of peacemaking issues through talks and workshops.  - Opportunities for networking, mutual learning and support through regional and global gatherings, the Member's Resources, and special interest group bulletin boards.  In addition, our members are involved in a wide range of peacemaking and social action Ministries, including economic development in the inner cities, providing care and comfort to those who are ill or dying, environmental restoration projects, political and cultural change, prison counseling, and many other activities. Whatever your interests, chances are good you will find members who share them.  Contact: P.O. Box 5391, Santa Barbara, CA 93150; Phone (805) 565-7566; Fax (805) 565-7586; web site http://www.peacemakercommunity.org/ ; email info@peacecom.org

Peacemakers Trust is a federally incorporated Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to research, education, and consultation on conflict resolution, good governance and peacebuilding...

Peace Movement Aotearoa is the national networking organisation for those concerned about peace and related issues in Aotearoa/New Zealand.   http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/

The Peace Movement of Esbjerg was founded on March 3rd 1980 by the name: The Peace Committee of Esbjerg. During the cold war we were a rather big organization counting more than 300 members. Now we are less than 30 - but still active.  For more information, web site http://www.peaceweb.dk or contact The Peace Movement of Esbjerg - Denmark, att. Poul Eck Sørensen, Willemoesgade 29, DK 6700 Esbjerg, Denmark; Tel. +45 75181562; Fax: +45 75181296; E-mail: poul@peaceweb.dk

Peace Pledge - OUR MISSION:  To provide a World-Wide forum (petition) for individuals to aid the movement of World Peace by pledging, or committing, to live peacefully in their own day to day lives.  To read the PeacePledge CLICK HERE  Our Peaceful Goal: To aid the movement of world peace by gathering individual pledges or commitments from people all over the earth that are willing to live their own lives peacefully.  We will then share , on a continuing basis, the number of individuals that have signed their PeacePledge with world governments and world peace organizations in hopes that our world leaders will do all they can to make the wishes of their peoples come true.  One thing that any person can do right at this moment to help bring about world peace, is simply live peacefully.  If you can do that then CLICK HERE to read and sign your PeacePledge.  Contact: 1465 Plum Street, Lincoln, NE 68502, 402-438-4889, peace4all@peacepledge.net  Web site http://www.peacepledge.net

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Peace Resource Center - The University of Minnesota Human Rights Center, with a generous grant from the United States Institute of Peace, presents the Peace Resource Center. The Peace Resource Center hosts documents and links to further the peace movement around the world through action, education, and information. http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/peace/index.html

Peace Research Institute - Dundas, 25 Dundana Avenue, Dundas, Ontario, L9H 4E5. Director: Dr. Hanna Newcombe. Telephone 905-628-2356; Fax 905-628-1830. web site http://www.prid.on.ca/index.html ; email  info@prid.on.ca 

Peace Revival Association of Youth (PRAY) is a global campaign of young people working for the creation of a culture of peace.  Their objectives and campaigns are focused on youngsters and kids.  The organization is working with the Hague Appeal for Peace and UNESCO's Culture of Peace.  PRAY has set up a network of peace builders of Central and South Asian countries to propagate cooperation, promote peace and unity, and fight against the arms race in South Asia.  Organization:  Peace Revival Association of Youth (PRAY).  CONTACT:  PO Box 20089, PECHS, Karachi 75400, Pakistan.  T: 92-21-453 4524, F: 92-21-453 2390
Email: jointpray@usa.net, Website: http://www.praypeace.net

The Peace Science Society (International), or PSS(I), encourages the development of peace analysis and conflict management. PSS(I) does not confine itself to ideas specific to peace research, but welcomes and utilizes relevant work of the social and natural sciences. A primary concern of the Society is the improvement of social science theory as it relates to international relations. PSS(I) facilitates acquaintance and provides a vehicle for discussion among its members and others worldwide. It encourages and supports the publication of research, particularly but not exclusively quantitative research. PSS(I) avoids social, religious, or national bias. It does not promote political action or polemical discussion. http://pss.la.psu.edu/

The Peace to the City Network is a global grassroots network of churches, peace and justice organizations, faith communities and civil society movements in cities around the world, engaged in local initiatives to overcome urban, political, ethnic and religious violence. Network members are commited to challenge and transform the global culture of violence in the direction of a culture of peace.  The network focuses on practical means to overcome violence via conflict prevention, conflict resolution, mediation, gun control and disarmament.  Do you live in a community where both the destructive forces of violence and imaginative efforts to overcome it through cross-community work are visible? Are you in contact with, or active in, action and study in some of the following areas in your own community?  If so, make your group the next partner in the Network!  If you are not sure whether peace-building work is going on in your area, contact local, national or regional councils of churches or other religious bodies to find out what they are doing. Discuss the Peace to the City Network and how it could apply in your area with local churches, religious communities and other groups.  Peacebuilding & Disarmament Programme, International Relations, World Council of Churches, PO Box 2100, 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland; Tel.: +41 22 791.6315/4/3; Fax: +41 22 791.6122; E-mail peacecity@wcc-coe.org ; web site http://www.wcc-coe.org/wcc/pcn/index.html

Peaceweb is a Quaker Web page on peace and social concerns. The publisher is the Ottawa Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, and the committee responsible for Peaceweb is the Meeting's Peace and Social Concerns Committee. Peaceweb is produced entirely by volunteers. The Co-ordinator of Peaceweb is Carl Stieren, an Ottawa technical writer who is a member of Ottawa Monthly Meeting and a former co-ordinator of Canadian Friends Service Committee.  Peaceweb was launched on April 17, 1995, when Friends and supporters gathered at CyberPerk Cafe in Ottawa's Byward Market and 11-year-old Alexander Way made the first mouse click on Peaceweb. Since then, Peaceweb has published issues on peace, international development, Quakers and the United Nations, children and peace, economics and justice, Canada and/et Quebec, and Movies with a Conscience. http://www.web.net/~peaceweb/index.html

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Peacewire is a cooperative effort between the Public Education for Peace Society, and End the Arms Race. 

Peace Women is an project of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. It was inspired by the process that led to the Security Council debating and passing Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. Through its involvement in pushing for this Security Council open debate with other NGOs, WILPF representatives saw the need to bring together information and women activists working for peace at the local, national, regional, sub-regional and international levels.  Our PeaceWomen website aims to:  1. Enhance the visibility of women's peace efforts to the United Nations and international community by creating a centralised repository of information that collects women's peace activities in the field, data bases of contacts and campaign and outreach material.   The project should make it impossible for the UN system to not see the benefits of drawing on the wisdom and willingness of local communities to prevent war and to rebuild their war-torn societies using culture of peace models and principles.  2. Provide information services to women working in war torn societies, and on the national and international policy level on the processes and products arising from Security Council Resolution 1325.  Information about how to contribute to reports, studies and events resulting from the resolution will be supplemented by news services on the Security Council in New York and its operations on the ground.  3. Enable women working in war-torn societies to learn from each other, strategise and communicate.  The aim of building a web community is an ambitious but worthy goal. Strong collaboration between this project and UNDP offices will be attempted, encouraging the sharing of facilities and services available to the UNDP to women's groups in war zones and post-conflict zones. Making the information on PeaceWomen available on CD ROM will be an important development in the project, to areas beyond the internet.  The PeaceWomen Website will contain1. Databases of: - Women's peace organization working locally, nationally, sub-regionally, regionally, internationally; - Governmental programmes specifically on women and peace; - UN programmes in the field and at UN centers, specifically on women and peace.  2. United Nations focused information: - A mapping of UN gender focal points; - A mapping of UN departments, agencies and processes and the activities, resolution that they are producing; - Information services on developments in the Security Council on country situations; - Information about the relevant personnel and activities of UN peacekeeping operations.  3. General Information and Resources on Women and Peace: - Reports and analysis of women's organizations; - Annotated bibliography on the issue of women and peace, a history of the development, summaries of major texts.  4. Campaigns: - Contain outreach materials and campaign efforts of various women's organizations, positions, fact sheets, aid requests etc.; - a weekly news service on women's peace activities.  For more information:  web site http://www.peacewomen.org ; email info@peacewomen.org ; mailing address at WILPF 777 UN Plaza, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10017, USA; Tel: +1 212 682 1265; Fax: +1 212 286 8211.

Peace Women Across The Globe is working to make women’s roles as peacebuilders more visible, recognized and better supported globally.  We are connecting individual peacewomen and organizations at national, regional and international levels. Our goal is to connect and strengthen women's peace efforts around the globe so that a strong, cross-sectoral and global women'speace movement will emerge.  http://www.1000peac ewomen.org/International Secretariat: Baerenplatz 2, P.O.Box 524 , CH-3000 Bern 7, Switzerland , Phone: +41 (0)31 312 02 40, Fax: +41 (0)31 312 02 39, email  info(at)1000peacewo men.org

Peace Works Canada - Peace Issues and Actions Across Canada.  A new meeting point on the net for Canadian organizations and individuals who are concerned about armed conflicts.  In this site you will find regularly updated information and resources.  Come and visit us at www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Parliament/4456The intent of this site is to link together concerned citizens from coast to coast in Canada to work towards peacefully negotiated solutions on issues and conflicts in any arena, might it be national, international or provincial.   If you have events to be listed or pertinent information, articles, links, or group listings to be added to this site please send a message to peaceworkscanada@hotmail.com

The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre (PPC), Box 100, Clementsport, Nova Scotia, Canada B0S 1E0, Telephone 902-638-8611, Fax 902-638-3315,
Email: registrar@peaceoperations.org Website: http://www.peaceoperations.org .  The Centre is an independent, non-profit organization established in 1994 by the Government of Canada.  The Centre receives core funding from the Department of National Defence and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.  The Centre's mandate is to support Canada's contribution to international peace and security.  The PPC does this by conducting a program of education, training, and research on all aspects of peace operations. The PPC's learning environment is international, multidisciplinary and multi cultural.

People For Peace, Box 570, Roosevelt, NJ  08555-0570, Fax 609-443-4307, UN NGO Representative for Pathways To Peace:  Robert Alan Silverstein, Web Site:  www.people4peace.com,    E-Mail:  pforpeace@aol.com

From the 23rd to the 25th of February 1998, peoples' movements from all continents met in Geneva and launched a worldwide coordination of resistance against the global market, a new alliance of struggle and mutual support called the Peoples' Global Action against "Free" Trade and the World Trade Organisation (PGA). This new platform will serve as a global instrument for communication and co-ordination for all those fighting against the destruction of humanity and the planet by the global market, building up local alternatives and peoples' power. The first worldwide co-ordination of local struggles during the WTO ministerial conference in Geneva in May 1998 was a huge success.  http://www.agp.org/agp/en/PGAInfos/subindex.html

Peoples Forum for Human Rights, Bhutan, (PFHRB). - Office in Exile: Anarmani- 4, Bhadrapur Road - 1KM, Birtamod, Jhapa Nepal.  Tele : 00977-23-40824; email rizal_pfhrb@jhapa.info.com.np .  PFHRB is a pioneer Human Rights Organization formed under the Chairmanship of Mr. Tek Nath Rizal. It campaign for an early solution of ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND Bhutanese who have been forcefully evicted by the Bhutanese authority.  Tek Nath Rizal is the founding chairman, Peoples' Forum for Human Rights, Bhutan (PFHRB) a recently released prisoner of conscience and a former member of National Assembly and Royal Advisory Councillor had been released after his tenth year in prison in Bhutan. He was sentenced to life imprisonment on November 16th 1993, but granted a pardon by the king Jigme Singye Wangchuk three days later. However, the Royal pardon was made conditional on the government of Nepal and Bhutan resolving the problem of Bhutanese refugees living in exile in Nepal. Mr. Rizal was kept in hand cuffs had under gone many inhuman torture and humilation. The PFHRB, a pioneer Human Rights Organization has so far faced multiple challenges towards its promotion, protection and development after the abduction of its chairman from Nepal. Many Government agents have thawed the dreams and aspirations of its founding members some of whom still languish in prison in Bhutan. On behalf of PFHRB, Bhutanese suppreshed people and on my own extend our sincere thanks for the sustained solidarity to us. The PFHRB, is an independent, apolitical and decentralised organization now, where decision and policies are enacted and implemented under the provisions of its constitution.  PFHRB upholds the noble objectives of securing the rights the Bhutanese people and protect them under the rule of law. While condemning the rampant violations of human rights, obsolete and absolute regime, absence of indipendent judicary and bill of rights, is actively involved in seeking international support and solidarity, besides, this organization has refugee camp based committees who look upon the social problems and impartation of Human Rights education to the Bhutanese people. A number of publications have been circulated in the country for awareness, educate on the Universal declairation of Human Rights and duties of every citizens to the nation. Human Rights in Bhutan is granted by royal prerogatives and not rights by birth. Since, 1989, the regime has been using the army, police and security forces to terrorise the people into submission and the few voices raised against the overly discriminatory laws and polices have made to innumerable cases of arrest, rape, confiscation of citizenship documents, nationalisation of people assets, death and forceful evictions, as such now we are one hundred thousand in Nepal as a refugee.The situation in Bhutan deteriorated to such an extent that almost all its citizens are forced to live in very oppressive condition and kept suffering under the heavy yoke of the present system.

Physicians for Global Survival, 203 - 145 Spruce Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 6P1. Debbie Grisdale, Executive Director. Telephone 613-233-1982; Fax 613-233-9028; Email: pgs@web.apc.org; Web: http://www.web.pc.org/˜pgs/. A non-profit organization dedicated to educating the medical profession, the public and politicians about the medical consequences of nuclear war, the prevention of war in general and the relationship between militarism, underdevelopment and environmental degradation. "We the Physicians for Global Survival, are committed to the abolition of nuclear weapons, the prevention of war, and the promotion of non-violent means of conflict resolution and social justice in a sustainable world."

"PILGRIM OF PEACE" - My name is M. ALAM AZAAD,  I am a 35 year old male and a  medical doctor, living in a small town of a developing nation - Pakistan.  I am a poet too and my three books in English poetry have been published:  1.EXILED SOUL 2.LONE WALKS 3.THE WANDERER.  I am presently working on a great task "PILGRIM OF PEACE".  This will be a group of peace loving, dedicated and energetic persons worldwide, that will travel on bicycles around the GLOBE, purely for the PEACE purpose.  If anyone is interested in this task, contact me at: ma_azaad@yahoo.com  

PKC&C - Bolivia - With all our respect, by this mean we would like to introduce ourselves to let you know about our recently opened peacekeeping center.  We are a private center devoted to peace, first of its kind in Bolivia , having started our activities in 2005, detailed philosophy of out center is available in our website ( www.pkcenter- bolivia.org ).  Our activities will include mainly, research, training and program development in peace activities and related subjects; to accomplish these task we organized a staff that includes, civilian and military professionals with ample experience in UN peacekeeping and humanitarian operations, human rights, humanitarian law and conflict resolution. In 2006, we will run a full peace training program in cooperation with UNITAR-POCI, but in order to continuously develop our center we seek for additional support from other similar centers military or civilian in nature.  Having in mind the delicate situation in Bolivia and the actual unstable peace this country is passing by, we do believe this is the best place and the best time to put our ideas into practice. Latin-America political situation in the last decade was underestimated and the fragility of the current system could be a cause of conflict and instability in the region, the eyes of the world were long focused on the Middle East, Africa and even central Europe , forgetting this extremely rich and important region. As we above mentioned, Bolivia it is located in the geopolitical center of the continent and if the current fragile situation worsens from unstable peace to a crisis phase it could trigger a conflict causing a domino effect in other neighboring countries.  We request from you to have us in mind from now on, we are very proud of our actual partners and we will be very please counting with you in the future, we want to prevent conflict and we need your help, we want an stable peace and so do you, we want development through peace and security in the region and you share our goals.  Please contact us, as the first step in our common journey, add us in your links, and let others to know about us, we will be please to receive external advice and cooperation in peace matters.  Warm regards.  Dra. Paula Quiroga Tarradelles, DIRECTORA.  Contact: Tel/Fax: +(591-2) 2793125; Mobile: +(591)70513169; Email: pkcenter_bolivia@ yahoo.com ; www.pkcenter- bolivia.org ; Address: Torre Lydia Penthouse 1002, San Miguel – POBOX 3-12098, La Paz - Bolivia

Poets for Peace - this website is dedicated to peace... peace on earth... peace in the country... peace in the city.. peace at home... peace in life ... this site has no other purpose but to foster peace... let's work together to counterbalance the amount of hate and destruction in this world with our poetry...  we can make a difference.  For more information, visit http://www.poets4peace.com/

Postcards for peace. http://www.postcardsforpeace.homestead.com

Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts (PARC) 410 Maxwell Hall, THE MAXWELL SCHOOL of Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13210, Phone: (315) 443-2367,  Fax: (315)-443-3818, Director: Robert A. Rubinstein, Professor of Anthropology and of International Relations; web site http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/parc/parcmain.htm  

Project Ploughshares, c/o Conrad Grebel College, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G6. Telephone 519-888-6541, fax 519-885-0806, email: plough@watserv1.uwaterloo.ca, WWW site http://watserv1.uwaterloo.ca/~plough/. "Project Ploughshares was created in 1976 as a project of the Canadian Council of Churches to study the link between militarism and development. It studies defence and political alternatives that would help build a world of greater peace and security."

Project Ploughshares Calgary, 2919-8 Ave. N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1C8. Telephone 403-270-7366, fax 403-283-3301. "We are involved in education, in research, and in encouraging open and informed dialoque with the public, the media and government on peace and social justice issues".  For more info, contact: "Kerry Duncan McCartney" <projectp@cadvision.com>; web site http://www.cadvision.com/projectp

Proposition One - This Web Domain is created and maintained by volunteers of the anti-nuclear vigils in Lafayette Park, at 1601 Pennsylvania Avenue. We exercise our First Amendment Rights by maintaining a 24 -hour-a-day vigil in front of the White House. Contained in the Web Domain is information concerning the current Anti-Nuclear Movement, Protests in Lafayette Park, and encroachment on First Amendment Rights.  http://prop1.org/

Psychologists for the Promotion of World Peace is an Interest Group of the Australian Psychological Society.  It's members are Psychologists who are concerned about the prevalence of war and confict in our world and are interested in applying their professional skills to issues related to promoting peace and preventing war.  PPOWP's educational resources are used in schools and justice departments, workplaces and refugee camps.  We produce the children's picture book Wise Ways to Win, a touring pantomime based on the book, and a popular series of posters detailing strategies for such things as Creating Cultures of Peace, Rebuilding Relationships after Hurtful Conflict, Handling Anger Wisely, and Creating Peaceful Families.   I invite you to visit our website at http://www.psychology.org.au/units/interest%5Fgroups/peace/ for a closer look at our resources and at our activites.  Contact: Tamsin Whaley, Administrator, Psychologists for the Promotion of World Peace, The Australian Psychological Society, P.O. Box 38 , Flinders Lane Post Office, Melbourne 8009, Victoria , Australia ; email tnt@gcom.net.au

Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR) is an international group of psychologists working together to use psychological knowledge to build a peaceful world.  The purpose of PsySR is to use psychological knowledge to build a peaceful world. PsySR draws on the research, knowledge, and practice of psychology to advocate for and build durable peace at the community, national, and international levels. PsySR invites psychologists and non-psychologists alike to join us in the effort to re-orient thinking, behavior, and values to foster peaceful communities. Through PsySR's Washington office, PsySR provides information to members and facilitates networking. PsySR monitors events and responds to requests from local, national, and international leaders, legislators, and organizations.  How does PsySR work for change? 1. Advocates for appropriate public policy on issues relating to community and international peacebuilding. 2. Offers briefing papers and other materials on various topics by psychologists with specific expertise in these areas. 3. Supports community projects related to peacebuilding.  4.Shares information and expertise among members, organizations and the public at large.  PsySr offers: Membership in a network of persons committed to community and international peacebuilding; Opportunity to become involved in Action Committees of your choice; Subscription to newsletter; Resource materials available from the Washington office; Annual meeting and program, usually held during American Psychological Association (APA) Convention; Opportuntiy to join the PsySR listserv. Send email to psysrl@wheatonma.edu with the subject as "subscribe" (without the quotes).  For more information: Contact PsySR at: 2607 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008 USA; Phone: (202) 745-7084; Fax: (202) 745-0051; E-mail: psysrusa@interserv.com ; web site http://www.rmc.edu/psysr/ .  Also see the Culture of Peace Action Committee at http://www.rmc.edu/psysr/CulturesOfPeace/

Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.  The purpose of the Pugwash Conferences is to bring together, from around the world, influential scholars and public figures concerned with reducing the danger of armed conflict and seeking cooperative solutions for global problems.

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Rassemblement Congolais pour la Democratie - Mouvement de Libération  http://www.congorcd.org/  The web site gives a good summary of issues in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

RAWA  www.rawa.org is working to help end gender apartheid and stop honor killings in Afghanistan.  RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, was established in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1977 as an independent political organization of Afghan women fighting for human rights and for social justice in Afghanistan. The founders were a number of Afghan woman intellectuals under the leadership of Meena who in 1987 was assassinated in Quetta, Pakistan, by Afghan agents.  RAWA's objective is to involve an increasing number of Afghan women in social and political activities aimed at acquiring women's human rights and contributing to the struggle for the establishment of a government based on democratic and secular values in Afghanistan. Despite the suffocating political atmosphere, RAWA very soon became involved in widespread activities in different socio-political arenas including education, health and income generation as well as political agitation.

REAL JUSTICE conferences, also called family group conferences, restorative justice conferences and community accountability conferences, originated as a response to juvenile crime. Conferencing is a new victim-sensitive approach to addressing wrongdoing in various settings in a variety of ways. P.O. Box 229, Bethlehem, PA 18016-0229, Phone: (610) 807-9221, FAX: (610) 807-0423, usa@realjustice.org ; P.O. Box 426, Station F, Toronto, ON M4Y 2L8, Phone: (416) 944-8705; FAX: (419) 944-3278, canada@realjustice.org ; http://www.realjustice.org/

The Red Victorian Peace Center is an historic hundred year old hotel which once hosted the 'Flower Children' of Summer of Love fame and is a networking center in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury for those working for a better world. Peace Arts by Sami Sunchild (email  sami@peacearts.com ) . Contact info: Red Victorian Bed, Breakfast & Art, 1665 Haight Street San Francisco, CA 94117; Phone:(415) 864-1978    Fax: (415) 863-3293; Email: reservations@redvic.com ; Internet: http://www.redvic.com .  [Note from Bob Stewart - I have stayed at the Red Vic and highly recommend it.]    Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace receives a 25% commission on every order placed from our link to Peace Arts.

RedR - We are an international charity working to relieve suffering in disasters by selecting, training and providing competent and effective relief personnel to humanitarian aid agencies world-wide. The members of RedR's registers form a unique body of highly motivated and competent individuals who can be called upon at very short notice to strengthen the response of front-line humanitarian agencies. Since its establishment in 1979, RedR members have undertaken over 500 assignments with more than 50 agencies in over 40 countries. Members of RedR's registers are carefully interviewed and selected for their personal and professional qualities. While engineering and related technical skills lie at the heart of RedR, the range of professions represented on the registers continues to grow. The ability to work effectively in a team without taking unnecessary risks under stressful and often dangerous conditions is considered to be of utmost importance. http://www.redr.org/

Religion and Peacemaking Links by United States Institute of Peace http://www.usip.org/library/topics/rp.html 

ReliefWeb is the world’s premier electronic clearinghouse for those needing timely information on humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters – designed specifically to help the humanitarian community improve its response to emergencies.  Contains daily information updates on more than 40 humanitarian emergencies.  Searchable database of over 50,000 documents dating back to 1981, updated every half-hour from locations in New York and Geneva, and soon in Asia.   Used by government agencies, international bodies, non-governmental organizations, research institutions, students, the academic community, media and the general public in more than 170 countries.  Cornerstone of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs information dissemination mechanism.  Launched in October 1996 to serve the needs of the international relief community and entrenched by GA resolution 51/194 on 10 February 1997.  Financial tracking database for 19 complex emergencies.  More than 500 maps.  Background section with more than 5000 geographical and substantive links.  Has so far served more than 11 million documents on 19 complex emergencies and over 1100 natural disasters, from more than 300 information sources.  The site receives up to 50,000 page requests per day.  Operates with a staff of 5 in New York and 4 in Geneva and a budget of US$ 1.1 million.  Home Page: http://www.reliefweb.int/  Email: comments@reliefweb.int 

The civic association Res, publica, association for information, is an independent non-profit organisation, focused on dissemination of information from the field of politics, economy and law among its members and public and intends also to contribute to the understanding of the importance of information for decisive processes in the evolution of the society.  We -  civic organisation Res publica, association for information, are beginning a panel discussion FORUM  on our server publica.cz ( www.publica.cz ) on some themes.  We are following up with contents especially of the international conferences which association Res publica organised in Prague. We are happy to inform you about it because we suppose that this idea could be interesting for you as well as some panels of discussion.  At present we our interestis concentrating on these discussions and further events will follow:  1. United Nations in the 21st century - new challengess, new tasks; 2. European Union - superstate or organization of national state; 3. OSCE in the  architecture of European co-operation; 4. Globalisation  and the part of  national states in the processes of its assertion; 5. ? Bombardement of Yugoslavia 1999 and its international and political consequences; 6. NATO and  its role based on  a new doctrine of the Washington  summit; 7. Role of international organizations in prevention and peaceful solving of conflicts.  We take for granted - in case of these discussions are going well - the possibility to publish some proceedings and organise a workshop in Prague and to present the contributions to the public in a special booklet.  We would be also obliged to you, if you inform about this platform of publication of views your friends and colleagues by means of your information channels.  Contact: Stanislav Kliment, chairman, or Jirí Horák,  Ph. D., vice-chairman, Res publica, association for information forum@publica.cz

Research Academica for Humanism and Jaiprithvi (RAFHAJ) Nepal is a non- governmental and non-profitable organization. It was established in 1995 in Kathmandu to promote the philosophy of Humanism, as propounded and advocated by Jai Prithvi. RAFHAJ wants to bring all people of this world irrespective of their caste, creed, religion, nation and abode in to a common platform to promote the cause of humanity and peace through humanistic activities. The objectives of RAFHAJ are: -To study, evaluate and analyze the problems and challenges associated with the promotion of Humanism through age and evolve a model for its practical applications, -To promote communal harmony among the diverse people by seeding the light of humanistic feeling, -To promote basic human rights, -To organise local, national and international seminars on peace traditions and the contributions of intellectual associated with Raja Jai Prithvi and other humanists of the world, -To evolve a practical manifesto so as to promotes peace and communal harmony on the basis of linkages with other GOs, NGOs and INGOs active in the world, -To promote peace, brotherhood and goodwill among the several classes and races. RAFHAJ Activities are - -To undertake research activities in the field of humanism, peace and human right concern, -To publish Humanist Journal,  -To produce Educational material, -To organise training programmes in the field of education, -To organise interaction programs, public lectures, talk-programmes, film-show, TV and Radio-programmes on peace and humanity issues. For more information: contact Min Bahadur Singh, President, RAFHAJ, Nepal; email humanism@wlink.com.np 

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Responding to Conflict ("RTC") Skills and Strategies for Peace - aims to assist people to achieve social and political change.

The Richardson Institute for Peace and Conflict Research, Department of Politics and International Relations, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YL Tel: 01524-594262 Fax 01524-494238 Email: ri@lancaster.ac.uk  Established in 1959, the peace research centre at Lancaster was the first in Britain, and one of the first in the world. It has always been dedicated to pioneering research in peace and conflict studies, in the spirit of the Quaker scientist, Lewis Fry Richardson. The objectives of The Richardson Institute are: to promote a better understanding of the conditions of peaceful change; to be a centre of excellence in peace and conflict research; to offer opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate study and research; to encourage the practical application of its work. The Institute seeks to serve the wider community by: carrying out research into peace processes, conflict resolution, and peace-building, and feeding back the results of its research to inform peace-making in practice; enabling postgraduates and undergraduates to acquire the intellectual and practical skills of conflict analysis and peace-making, which they can take into society in their subsequent careers; Undertaking applied peace-building activities in areas of conflict or potential conflict The Richardson Institute is a research centre within the Department of Politics and International Relations at Lancaster University. We are committed to undertaking relevant, ethical and focused projects, and to scrupulous academic standards. The Institute has a friendly and informal atmosphere and encourages participation and originality.

The Right to Education Project at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute is a public access human rights resource, the only such site in the world devoted solely to the right to education defends and promotes - the right to education, human rights in education, and human rights through education.  What do we do? - Special Rapporteurs of the Commission on human rights are appointed to examine, monitor and publicly report on human rights situations in specific countries and on major phenomena of human rights violations worldwide. As part of their mandate, Special Rapporteurs provide these services without remuneration. Information and documents are available at www.unhchr.ch/html/menu2/7/b/medu.htm .  As a specialised applied research project, we provide human rights input for global and domestic education strategies, evaluate the human rights implications of development cooperation and debt relief and facilitate exposing and opposing violations of the right to education.  Through our global network of national and thematic contributors, we conduct ongoing research and carry out specific projects that document and assess the global realisation of the right to education. For more information: Right to Education Project, Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Stora Gråbrödersgatan 17 B, P.O. Box 1155, SE-221 05 Lund, Sweden; Telephone: +46 46 222 12 07; Fax: + 46 46 222 12 22; E-mail: right-to-education@rwi.lu.se ; web site http://www.right-to-education.org/

Doug Roche, O.C., a Canadian for peace and human security website http://www.douglasroche.ca/

The Rotary Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution - The Rotary Foundation is taking a bold and critical step in its commitment to world understanding and peace with the establishment of the Rotary Centers for International Studies.  

Rotary International, 1 Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A. 60201; telephone 847-866-3196; fax 847-866-0732. The mission of Rotary International is to assist and guide Rotarians and Rotary clubs to accomplish the Object of Rotary, to ensure Rotary's continuing relevance, and to help build a better world, emphasizing service activities by individuals and groups that enhance the quality of life and human dignity, encouraging high ethical standards, and creating greater understanding among all people to advance the search for peace in the world.   Internet: http://www.rotary.org/

Rotary Peace Cities Program objective is to bring together the people of the world in the promotion of Lasting Peace through Fellowship, International Understanding and Goodwill by, among other things, inviting the Mayor or a Civic Leader of your town or city to proclaim it a PEACE TOWN or CITY.  http://peacecities.org/

Rural Advancement Foundation International ("RAFI") is an international non-governmental organization headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with affiliated offices in Pittsboro, North Carolina, U.S.A., is dedicated to the conservation and sustainable improvement of agricultural biodiversity, and to the socially responsible development of technologies useful to rural societies. RAFI is concerned about the loss of genetic diversity - especially in agriculture - and about the impact of intellectual property rights on agriculture and world food security. Web site: http://www.rafi.org/ STOP DANGEROUS PLANT-CASTRATING "TERMINATOR TECHNOLOGY http://www.rafi.org/usda.html

Russian Peace Foundation was established in 1990 as a non-governmental, non-profit and publicly supported organization. The Foundation has 75 regional offices in all regions of the Russian Federation. The regional offices are legal non-profit entities and perform their activity according to the by-laws of the Foundation.   Web site: http://www.angelfire.com/al/rpf/   Head of International Development Dept. Project Coordinator - Deputy Chairman, Russian Peace Foundation, Alexei Bykov, 10/2 Prechistenka St., Moscow 119866 Tel. (095) 291-7155; Fax (095) 202-9648; E-mail: alexbykov@public.mtu.ru or E-mail: alexbykov@mtu-net.ru . The representative office of RPF, Canada , Luydmila Karpenko, Toronto; Phone: (905) 837-6698; Fax: (905) 837-1059; E-mail: rybex@sympatico.ca . The representative office of RPF, USA - Vladimir Shaporenko, Phone: (410) 451-8182; Fax: (410) 451-8183; E-mail: VShaporenko@compuserve.com


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