There is currently a bill before the U.S. House of Representatives to establish a United States Department of Peacebuilding. Take Action Now!
The Faces of Peace, an initiative crafted to make the work and values of “peace,” in it’s many forms, a better understood, more tangible, personal, and accessible phenomenon; shining a bright spotlight on what peace looks like in the 21st century.
We are grateful for your continued support and involvement in this mission to create a positive, proactive peace movement. This is a movement whose time has come! Collectively, we must evolve our social and political systems to match the possibilities for cultivating peace that are at hand. And we need each of you, in whatever way you can, to step up and join us. As you consider your year-end gifts, we hope you will also support us financially so we can continue to grow and help create an even stronger container for peace.
Please join today in taking action to let Congress know that we want continued funding for key peacebuilding initiatives. In particular for the Complex Crises Fund (CCF), which is part of the international affairs budget.
We are excited to launch our beautiful new Inspirational & Peace Quote Magnets. They are a great way to spread a peaceful message -- on the fridge, at home, at work or anywhere -- and help raise funds for our advocacy work. They also make great stocking stuffers for the holiday.
Order Peace holiday cards today! Our lovely "Duo Dove" card in blue simply shares the message of "peace". We also have a red and gold "Know Peace" design. Order one or both.
After months of planning and organizing, the Peace Alliance/Ben & Jerry’s Celebration for Peace event took place on Oct. 2nd and was a total success! Congressman Bobby Scott and Congressman Walter Jones were delighted with the effectiveness of this event and the generosity of Ben & Jerry’s.
If you haven't been following us on Facebook and Twitter, you may have missed a lot of good information from the peace world. Below are some informative, challenging, and inspiring items related to peace -- from the political to the personal.
On October 2nd, we again partnered with Ben & Jerry's for our big annual "Celebration for Peace 2013" ice cream scooping event at the nation's capitol. As we celebrate the work of peacebuilding and the incredible opportunities it holds for our nation, we call upon our nation's leaders to invest in and prioritize peacebuilding. Join us today and sign our petition. Help build on the excitement and buzz we will all be creating at the Capitol by adding your voice!
Have you raised your voice for peace, but yearned to be part of a more unified, powerful chorus? Organize a Peace Alliance or Student Peace Alliance Action Team in your community! At a time of great challenge and opportunity around the planet, it's time for a peacebuilding constituency to build political will that will help take our communities, nation and world to a new level of peace.
Some very exciting news out of California. Thanks to our CA Peace Alliance organizers and other key supporters, the CA Democratic party recently endorsed legislation to establish a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding and a peacebuilding platform. This is a very meaningful development. CA Democratic party (CDP) only endorses a handful of bills each session -- and it's some of the most comprehensive peacebuilding support in any party platform in the nation. This could be real trend setter.
We are excited to share that Clinton Global Initiative University has invited representatives from the Student Peace Alliance to present at their huge event in St. Louis. Our exciting new Peace Jobs Program served as the catalyst to gain entry into the Clinton Global Initiative University.