Faith & Social Justice: In the spirit of Richard Overton and the 17th C. Levellers

Peace Links

Adventist Peace Fellowship

Adventist Women for Peace

American Friends Service Committee

Anglican Pacifist Fellowship

Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America(Grassroot members in 15 different Baptist denominations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Cuba)

Baptist Peace Fellowship (U.K.)

Campaign Against the Arms Trade Christian Network (UK)

Carter Center

Catholic Peace Fellowship

Center on Conscience and War (Founded by churches in 1940 to protect the rights of conscientious objectors.)

Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors 

Church and Peace (European)

Church of God Peace Fellowship (Non-Pentecostal/Holiness)

Church of the Brethren Witness (Washington Office)

Christian International Peace Service (CHIPS) (Based in UK)

Christian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (Based in UK)

Christian Peacemaker Teams

Code Pink: Women for Peace 

Conscience and Peace Tax Fund International  An umbrella organization coordinating campaigns in many nations to protect the rights of conscientious objectors and to promote peace tax funds so that conscientious objectors can pay all of their taxes without violating their consciences by financing war.

Disciples Peace Fellowship

Episcopal Peace Fellowship (U.S. branch of Anglican Pacifist Fellowship)

Every Church a Peace Church (U.S. based; attempting to become global)

Faithful Security: National Religious Partnership on the Nuclear Weapons Danger

Fourth Freedom Forum Based on Franklin’s D. Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” 1941 speech in which the 4th Freedom was “Freedom from Fear ”  which translated into world terms, means a worldwide reduction of armaments, to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor, anywhere in the world.”

The Fourth Freedom Forum is working to create a more civilized world based on the force of law rather than the law of force. We believe that economic power is greater than military might, and that the effective use of economic incentives and sanctions offers the greatest hope for creating a more secure and peaceful future.

By combining carrots—economic and political incentives, diplomatic engagement, and offers of trade, investment, and technology—with sticks—especially the use of “smart” sanctions such as targeted financial sanctions and arms embargoes—the world community can prevent nuclear proliferation, eliminate weapons of mass destruction, and enforce civilized standards of behavior without resort to military violence.

Through scholarly research, public education, dialogue with policy experts, and media communications, the Fourth Freedom Forum explores options for the nonviolent resolution of international conflict and brings these concepts to the forefront of mainstream debate. The Forum sponsors conferences, symposia, research reports, and educational workshops involving U.S. and international policymakers, former government officials, academic scholars, and policy experts. The Forum also sponsors media communications and public education campaigns to encourage citizen awareness of and support for the elimination of nuclear weapons and the prevention of war.

Friends’ Committee on National Legislation A Quaker Lobby in the national interest.

God, Not Guns

Gold Star Families for Peace (A peace group made of family members of military personnel killed in combat.)

Holy Land Trust  This is an indigenous Palestinian project that combines socially responsible travel (raising money for other programs), a Palestinian News Network, and programs of nonviolence training and nonviolent resistance to Israeli occupation, the WALL, etc. Holy Land Trust partners with Middle East Fellowship, AFSC, Mennonite Central Committee, Every Church a Peace Church, World Vision (the evangelical mission and relief agency), LaSalle Institute, and the Tamera Peace Research Village.

International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms  Seeks to outlaw nuclear weapons in international law and in the legal systems of nuclear-powered nations.

International Campaign to Ban Landmines A network of over 1400 non-governmental organizations in over 90 countries working to ban the use of landmines–a weapon which kills far more civilians than military personnel and which often goes on killing years after a war is over.  The U.S. is one of the big holdouts against the ban, despite the support of many active and retired generals for the campaign.

International Center for Nonviolent Conflict

International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR & and some of its national chapters, such as the U.S. branch, are interfaith in membership, but others, like the U.K. branch, are strictly Christian.)

International Peace Bureau

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War An umbrella network of various national groups of doctors and medical personnel who campaign against nuclear weapons and seek to raise public awareness of their dangers.

King Center for Nonviolent Social Change

London Mennonite Centre

Lutheran Peace Fellowship

M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence

Mennonite Church, U.S.A. Peace & Justice Support Network

Mennonite Central Committee

Methodist Federation of Social Action

Methodists United for Peace with Justice (Pan-Methodist: African Methodist Episcopal, AME Zion, Christian Methodist Episcopal, Free Methodist, United Methodist, & Wesleyan Church)

Military Families Speak Out (Family members of active-duty U.S. military who oppose the Iraq war.)

National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund  A church-related U.S. political campaign to allow conscientious objectors to all war to pay all of their taxes with absolutely all of it going to non-military purposes and none of it going to military-related purposes.

National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee  Works to help those who object to paying taxes for war and militarism to resist such taxes.

Nonviolence International

Nonviolent Peaceforce

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

On Earth Peace Assembly(An Agency of the Church of the Brethren)

Orthodox Peace Fellowship

Pax Christi International (Global Catholic Peace movement; branches in nations around the world)

Peace Action (A merger of SANE and the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign, Peace Action is the largest grassroots peace organization in the USA. Though not religious in orientation, Peace Action and its parent organizations both had strong church and synagogue connections from their beginnings.)

Peace Alliance (The national campaign for a U.S. Department of Peace. There is also a People’s International Initiative for Ministries and Departments of Peace)

Peaceful Tomorrows(Families and loved ones of victims of the Sept. 11th attacks who are working for peace.)

Pentecostal & Charismatic Peace Fellowship

Physicians for Social Responsibility U.S. branch of IPPNW (above) working to prevent war, especially nuclear war, and outlaw nuclear weapons.

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship (PCUSA)

United Reformed Church Peace Fellowship (U.K.)

Veterans for Peace

Voices for Creative Nonviolence (Successor to Voices in the Wilderness. Focused on ending the Iraq War and the “war on terror.”)

War Resisters League

Witness for Peace (Uses nonviolent methods to work for peace and justice in Central America and the Caribbean. Began in the 1980s as a largely church-based effort to stop U.S. support for the Contras and to defend nonviolently the civilians of Nicaragua from Contra attack or a planned U.S. invasion.)

Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom


  1. Hello, we have had a blog for peace for 2 1/2 years at adventistwomen4peace.weblogger.com, but we have just moved to WordPress in order to facilitate discussions.

    The new site is at adventistwomen4peace.wordpress.com. The weblogger site is still available with all of the postings. We would appreciate being listed on your peace links list.

    Victoria Bresee

    Comment by Victoria Bresee | June 11, 2007

  2. Your readers may also want to consider consulting the Church of the Brethren Washington Office website (http://www.brethren.org/genbd/WitnessWashOffice.html). As one of the Historic Peace Churches, the Church of the Brethren has a long history of addressing peace and justice issues as a matter of faith.

    Thanks for your blog. Nice to see so many links and resources.

    Comment by Jennifer Foust | September 11, 2007

  3. Thanks, Victoria and Jennifer. I have only just now had time to update this page, but was happy to include your links.

    Comment by Michael Westmoreland-White | September 13, 2007

  4. Hi Thanks for bringing so many people together in favor of peace. It is so reassuring that so many people who are spiritual in nature also see that peace is the right way.

    My wife and I have a peace site called Peace Together http://www.peace-together.com. We are two creative people who are bringing people together to expand consciousness and compassion while helping us all realize our connections to each other.

    I also have a blog that is about living with purpose, passion and peace. http://www.explorelifeblog.com

    We would appreciate being listed at your site.

    Keep up the inspiring work,


    Comment by Joseph Bernard | September 27, 2007

  5. Greetings and Peace! Thank you for the work you do in the name of peace. I am a musician/composer of chants and songs for peace and wish to offer my services to your organization for any events you hold at which you might need new music that would sing of peace and justice. http://www.songsofpeace.net is my website where you can read a bio and give a listen.

    Blessings of Peace to you in this New Year!

    Stefan Andre

    Comment by Stefan Andre Waligur | December 30, 2007

  6. I Invite you to visit my new website:
    Thank you.

    Comment by Deborah Batcha | June 11, 2008

  7. Do a link to Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP.org) the largest interfaith peace group here in Los Angeles and meeying weekly since 9/11.

    Comment by pauk sawyer | September 10, 2008

  8. Thanks, Michael, for sharing this and for creating this! What an awesome resource you’ve provided (are providing)!


    Comment by Ronda Stewart-Wilcox | June 26, 2009

  9. I need to ask a question how do it go about it

    Comment by James m | October 9, 2009

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