Join us in our Nation’s Capitol this October!
The Peace Alliance is committed to growing a movement of a million strong for peace. Together, we will create a critical mass necessary for peacebuilding to be our societal norm. We can make it happen!
We are a grassroots educational and advocacy organization focused on transforming how individuals, communities, and nations respond to conflict and violence. The prevention and intervention solutions we promote have proven effective in saving lives and dollars while enhancing cooperation skills and increasing social resilience.
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We have opened up registration for Saturday only guests at our Be the Movement! Conference, which is when the bulk of our great speakers will be presenting. Sign-up today to join us on Saturday!
Pope Francis made waves across the United States and World this past week -- addressing the U.S. Congress and the United Nations with a sweeping call for peace and justice. We're glad he's speaking out. In fact, this is why we are going to DC this October for our conference, to help amplify messages from Pope Francis and many other peace leaders, to bring practical policy priorities that can build peace.
“This is one of the most important testimonies I have ever given,” said Captain Shawn Terris after urging the California Democratic Party (CDP) Legislation Committee to endorse the 2015 Department of Peacebuilding Act (DoP/ HR1111), sponsored by Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s (CA-13).
As September rolls in bringing the autumn leaves and technicolor changes, I get excited... But this year is extra special because the Peace Alliance is having it's "Be the Movement: Take a Step for Peace Conference in Washington, DC, October 16 -20, 2015 and I will be there! So...maybe you can't quite see it...but through my mind's eye, I am on that airplane heading for Washington, DC to get yet another dose of inspiration, community, celebration, collaboration, mutual learning and to touch into the very heart of peacebuilding - YOU!
Announcing an exciting slate of Speakers for our October Conference in DC, including Sylvia Boorstein, Phil Donahue, Congressman Bobby Scott and many more..
It’s that time again and I want to provide you with a formal report of all we’ve done in the first half of 2015 – and there has been much to report.
Read a mid-year report from our national Department of Peacebuilding committee on the bill progress this year so far.
"Attending a Peace Alliance conference is one of the most wonderful and magical experiences one can have. To be in a space filled with hundreds of like-minded people working towards a non-violence and peaceful world is truly nourishing for the soul... It is very exciting to learn from highly esteemed speakers, trainers and leaders, then go to the capitol to educate our legislators on our legislative priorities is a truly rewarding experience that is a lifelong highlight." ~ Jerliyn Stapleton, LA area, California
Friends, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing soon to mark up and vote on the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, S. 1169. The JJDPA is the core of nearly everything the federal government does in Juvenile Justice, but it's past due for re-authorization. It will require states to keep youth separated from adults prior to trial as well as in prison, strengthen rules on disproportionate minority contact, invest in alternatives to incarceration, and removes an exception that allowed states to put status offenders in prison.
There is a remarkable political momentum happening across our nation right now to reform our criminal justice system. Thankfully, the momentum is coming from both sides of the aisle. Humanizing our Justice Systems is a core priority at The Peace Alliance as well, and we are glad to share that there is a sweeping new bill before Congress right now called the SAFE Justice Act.