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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.
Research shows that in 2010, the Violence Containment Industry accounted for $2.16 trillion, or around 15 percent of U.S. GDP. AND YET, we spend a tiny fraction of that on peacebuilding work, which in comparison, is often proven to be cost effective, saves lives and builds real community resilience. Sign our petition today, telling Congress and the President that it's time to invest in key Peacebuilding Cornerstones.
We are pleased to share that a new bill before Congress, HR 850, the Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning Act of 2015, is set to bring more Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) into our classrooms. It's high time that we prioritized these life skills in our schools.
Friends, the House Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee is scheduled to mark-up its version of the FY16 CJS Appropriations bill this Thursday. Congress must approve federal spending for discretionary programs—including juvenile justice funding for state programs that keep families and communities safer, help young people get themselves back on track, and save money in the long run.
We live in a world that faces constant and often debilitating conflict and violence. Growing breakthroughs within five key Peacebuilding Cornerstones offer great hope, demonstrate proven effectiveness and are ready to forge bold and comprehensive national policies. As a signer of this platform, you will join in persuading the President and Congress to support transformative national policies that empower cost-effective and life-affirming conflict resolution and peacebuilding.
In the 1800's, Julia Ward Howe, original advocate for “Mother’s Day” and writer of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” nursed and tended the wounded during the civil war. She worked with the widows and orphans of soldiers on both sides of the war, and realized that the effects of the war go beyond the killing of soldiers in battle.
Join us this October 16- 20. This is our moment to come together in our Nation’s Capitol to ‘Be the Movement!’ that can fundamentally change the course of our nation and world. Join with like-minded allies from around the nation as we dialogue with, and learn from, some of the world’s most inspiring leaders and experts. We’ll explore practical, yet transformative, actions we can collectively take to change the trajectory of our nation. And, we will make our voices heard to our Members of Congress.
we are excited to announce the Youth PROMISE Act (HR 2197) has been reintroduced into the U.S. House of Representatives! Please sign the Petition, urging your Members of Congress to step up in support of our kids and sign-on as co-sponsor of the Youth PROMISE Act.
What humanity has accomplished over this past century is truly impressive. We’re flying further, connecting faster, and building higher. We’re finding new and distant worlds. We’re accessing masses of knowledge with ease, and curing disease with accelerating pace. There are so many areas of life for which we have accomplished quite a lot. And yet, when it comes to peace, where do we stand? Peacebuilding is our next frontier.
Every year, peace supporters across the nation take pies to their local Congressional offices with a message that "peace deserves a piece of the pie." We are talking of course about peace and the work of peacebuilding being made a budget and policy priority. It's always a fun and connecting activity, and we've found it to be very effective.