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Best Websites: Peace Studies

Religion & Peace

American Friends Service Committee
The American Friends Service Committee carries out service, development, social justice, and peace programs throughout the world. Founded by Quakers in 1917 to provide conscientious objectors with an opportunity to aid civilian war victims, AFSC's work attracts the support and partnership of people of many races, religions, and cultures.

Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR)
The oldest interfaith peace organization in the United States, since 1915 the FOR has carried on programs and educational projects concerned with domestic and international peace and justice, nonviolent alternatives to conflict, and the rights of conscience. A Nonviolent, Interfaith organization, it promotes nonviolence and has members from many religious and ethnic traditions; it is a part of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), which has affiliates in over 40 countries.

Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ)
The Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) is an independent, interfaith, not-for-profit organization that creates resources, provides learning experiences, and advocates publicly for alternatives to violence and injustice at the individual, family, community, institutional and global levels. The IPJ was founded in 1970 by Dr. James McGinnis as a Peace Studies program at St. Louis University and in 1975, it became an interfaith center.

Life & Peace Institute
The Life & Peace Institute is an international and ecumenical centre for peace research and action. Founded in 1985 by the Swedish Ecumenical Council, LPI aims to further the causes of justice, peace and reconciliation through a combination of research, seminars and publications.

Parliament of the World's Religions
The Parliament of the World's Religions was created more than 100 years ago in 1893 to cultivate harmony among the world's religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

Peace and Justice Support Network of Mennonite Church USA
The Peace and Justice Support Network (PJSN) of Mennonite Church USA was created during the spring of 2002 to communicate and promote the peace and justice work of the Mennonite Church. It includes a broad assortment of links useful to secular and religious seekers of peace.

Religions for Peace
The World Conference of Religions for Peace is the largest international coalition of representatives from the world's great religions who are dedicated to achieving peace. The organization’s work focuses on effecting change in the following areas: conflict transformation and reconciliation, the child and the family, disarmament and security, development and ecology, human rights and responsibilities, and peace education.

The Shalom Center
Founded in 1983, the Shalom Center is a network of American Jews who draw on Jewish tradition and spirituality to seek peace, pursue justice, heal the earth, and build community.

Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
In 1992, the Tanenbaum Center was established to carry on the work of Rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum, a world-renowned pioneer in interreligious understanding, and a prominent activist on behalf of social justice and human rights. Today, the organization that bears his name continues his work - using the tools he honed to address the theological roots of prejudice and to encourage religious beliefs that build mutual respect. The Tanenbaum Center also builds on his work by using new tools that create interreligious understanding among children, help work-places operate in ways that recognize religious differences, and inspire religiously motivated peacemakers.


Last Updated 4/27/2020