Let’s help the Youth PROMISE Act Pass this year!There is currently a bill before the U.S. House of Representatives to establish a United States Department of Peacebuilding. Take Action Now!

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Tell Congress that Second Chances Matter to You!


Right now, there's a law called the Second Chance Act that recently expired and needs to be reauthorized. In 2008, it was passed by bipartisan majorities of both Houses of Congress, funding over 600 programs in 49 states to reduce recidivism, and help ex-offenders reintegrate into their communities. Sign the petition today!

National Monthly Peace Action Call – Audio Posted – Dealing with Global Conflict through Peacebuilding


We are pleased to be joined by Dr. S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana, Interim Associate Director and Visiting Assistant Professor in the field of Peace and Conflict Resolution at Georgetown University's MA program in Conflict Resolution. We will talk about the growing threat and challenges posed by groups like ISIS/ISIL as well as many other global hot-spots -- looking specifically at what a more multidimensional and holistic peacebuilding approach can contribute.

18 new Youth PROMISE Act Co-sponsors in Congress!


Over the last few months, the Youth PROMISE Act has made some encouraging progress, as well as a few hold-ups. Thanks to many of you, this "Summer of PROMISE" saw 18 new co-sponsors sign on in the House and Senate -- including some key Republicans who will be very important to its passage.

“Peace on Earth is in Our Hands” Holiday Card Order


We are pleased to announce that we have beautiful 2014 "Peace on Earth is in Our Hands" holiday cards available for pre-order today. These have been very popular in past years. We hope that you will consider sending our cards to friends and family this year as a way to spread both holiday cheer and a message of peace on earth - plus a little about the work we are doing nationally in support of peace.

Factsheet: Community Youth Peacebuilding Solutions

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There are many modalities emerging in communities across our nation that are very effectively dealing with youth crime, violence, bullying, delinquency and other related issues that focus on prevention and more healing-oriented intervention practices. Below are a few key highlighted programs that show these are not only more effective than traditional punitive approaches, but they also save lives and money for communities.

Action Team Orientation Call Oct. 1st


Join us! We will be hosting a newcomer orientation call to share with you more about what we are up to at The Peace Alliance and Student Peace Alliance, as well as how you can get involved in your community to help us build peace and form Peace Alliance Action Teams.

DC Mindfully

DC Mindfully

On Sept. 18th, join Sylvia Boorstein, Tara Brach and Congressman Tim Ryan, three renowned voices for achieving peace through mindfulness, in celebration of the Peace Alliance’s 10th anniversary and the UN declared International Day of Peace (Sept. 21st). Exploring the questions: what is mindful activism? How do we stop the violence in our homes, our schools, our neighborhoods our nation and our world? Please join us as we explore and recommit to building peace.

Call Congress: Youth PROMISE Act & US Dept. of Peacebuilding

Lobby Days

As part of our Lobby Days DC, Peace Alliance grassroots supporters from around the country are visiting our nation's Capitol over the next two days. They are advocating to their elected officials to support the Youth PROMISE Act, a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding and peacebuilding in general.

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