"This organization is on the leading edge... Through your organization the word spreads out among the people, so it becomes a more popular thing to be counted as one of the pilgrims,
trying to lead us to this promised land of peace." ~Walter Cronkite
The Peace Alliance empowers civic engagement toward a culture of peace.
Who We Are:
We are an alliance of organizers and advocates throughout the United States taking the work of peacebuilding from the margins of society into the centers of national discourse and policy priorities. Our network includes volunteer grassroots teams in hundreds of cities, towns, colleges and high school campuses.
The Peace Alliance is a 501(c)4 nonprofit. The Peace Alliance Educational Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that may accept tax deductible donations.
What We Do:
A great need exists in our country and world for a comprehensive and coordinated approach to preventing and resolving violent conflict. From the growing rate of domestic incarceration to increasing problems of international conflict, the United States faces great challenges around the issue of violence in our homes, communities and world. We do our part in the following ways:
We advocate for evidence-based peacebuilding legislation and policies that will enhance our capacity to reduce violence through prevention and intervention – building sustainable peace both domestically and internationally. We are working to greatly increase peacebuilding infrastructure and investment. Our advocacy for a U.S. Department of Peace, The Youth PROMISE Act, and greater funding for U.S. Institute of Peace are a few examples of the policies we are championing.
EDUCATION: SPOTLIGHT PEACEBUILDING
The Peace Alliance works to make the practices and values of “peace,” in it’s many forms, a better understood, more tangible, personal, and accessible phenomenon. By shining a bright spotlight on the “Faces of Peace” out in the world we show the many facets and practices of peace. Through various formats, including traditional and new media, we are educating the public and our political leadership about what peace looks like and it’s importance to our nation and our planet bringing the field of peacebuilding into the national spotlight.
GALVANIZING A MOVEMENT
We are working to build a large-scale constituency 1,000,000 strong for peace. We support individuals and groups working for political change, as well as daily personal choices and actions to “Be the Peace” we are advocating for.
To better serve the field, we also work with special focus to help strengthen and grow coalitions and alliances among like-minded groups and organizations.
The 2011-2014 Strategic Plan of The Peace Alliance includes areas focusing on: Legislative Advocacy, Community Peacebuilding, Mainstreaming Peacebuilding in the Media, Build and Empower the Grassroots Network, and Financial Sustainability. Go here to read the plan and learn more about our strategy.
You are the Face of Peace! 5 things you can do to help:
Please help us strengthen and empower the movement to build and sustain a culture of peace for generations to come.
Join our Email list: Stay connected to what we are doing and recieve critical action alerts. Sign up!
Spread the word! Use email, Facebook, Twitter, whatever you can to share the good news about our work. Use tools at top of this page.
Make a Donation: Large or small, any donation will help. We hope to raise enough money to get these stories out in creative ways, to media, and beyond. Join our Faces of Peace Facebook cause and make it contagious.
Join the Movement:Get involved in your community to work for peace advocacy.
Make a commitment to practice peace in some new way: whether it's a daily choice or a larger effort. Work for peace!