Building a million strong movement for peace.
If you are reading this, your friend has joined The Peace Alliance as a Sponsoring Member. We are an alliance of organizers and advocates throughout the United States taking the work of peacebuilding from the margins of society into the centers of national discourse and policy priorities. A great need exists in our country and world for a comprehensive and coordinated approach to preventing and resolving violent conflict. From the growing rate of domestic incarceration to increasing problems of international conflict, the United States faces great challenges around the issue of violence in our homes, communities and world.
We are working to shift away from the dominant punitive, adversarial and militaristic approaches we are traditionally taking when dealing with conflict, moving toward more preventative and restorative approaches that focus on healing. These approaches are proven to be more effective than traditional approaches.
Why become a Sponsoring Member of Peace Alliance?
If you believe it’s important to:
- Shift our culture towards peace and nonviolence
- Focus on positive, proactive and healing oriented approaches to conflict
- Support prevention and intervention efforts to interrupt cycles of crime, incarceration, and despair with at-risk youth
- Create a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding to provide a voice for peace at the highest levels of government
- Infuse smart peacebuilding approaches into U.S. foreign policy
- Advocate for innovative peace practices, such as: Restorative Justice; Conflict Resolution Education and peace curriculum in our schools, etc.
- Expand your ability to organize and speak out to your legislators.
The Peace Alliance is serving a unique and deeply needed role in our nation. The work and practices of peacebuilding need to be championed now if they are to take their place at the forefront of our national priorities.
Our minimum annual Sponsoring Membership fee is $45. You can pay it all at once, or sign-up as a Peace Partner, giving just $5 per month or any amount that you would like to contribute.
SPECIAL KICK-OFF INCENTIVES!
Thanks to the generosity of some outstanding supporters who want to help us kick-off our membership drive, we have some fun incentives to offer everyone who joins us as a sponsoring member in the first six weeks of the drive, through July 22nd.* All of our current monthly and quarterly donors, our Peace Partners, whom we now consider sponsoring members, will automatically be included in all the incentives below.
EVERY NEW MEMBER RECEIVES:
|Tele-course: Working for Change Without Recreating the Past
With Miki KashtanEvery new member will have the opportunity to attend a powerful two-part tele-course focusing on principles of Nonviolent Communication, led by the skillful and inspiring Miki Kashtan of BayNVC. The course is entitled: Working for Change Without Recreating the Past, likely to take place in September. In this mini-series, we will explore: working with a focus on what we want to create; developing and living new models of power and leadership; transforming judgments into ways of engaging across differences with love and respect. Learn more about this course.Every Supporting Member will also be invited to attend special membership calls during the year, with staff and board, to update and get feedback. We will also send you regular reports on our activities as well as a special peace magnet.
RANDOM DRAWING ITEMS:
The following items will be randomly drawn for at the end of our membership drive in late July. Everyone who becomes a member will be in the drawing to receive one of the following.
|Free 3-night stay in Palm Springs/Rancho Mirage, CAEnjoy a 3-night stay at this lovely desert resort in California. (You’ll need to provide the air or car travel to the resort.) This one-bedroom premium villa is an oasis in a charming small city – golf, swim, visit the nation’s largest native palm forest, much more. Exact dates based on availability, to be booked up to 90 days in advance and must be used by end of 2013. Thank you to CA team leader and board member Terry Mason, and Paul Chepikian! Be sure to check the box on our membership sign-up form, stating you want to be considered in the drawing for this stay. Learn more about the facility here…|
Personal Coaching Session
Marianne, one of our organization’s founders and Emeritus Chair of our Board of Directors, has generously offered a 60 minute personal or organizational coaching session via phone. Marianne is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer, with many New York Times best-sellers to her credit.
Signed Copies of Marianne Williamson’s Book Healing the Soul of America
Marianne also signed 10 copies of her landmark book, Healing the Soul of America (a MUST read).
Signed Walk the Line DVDs & Film Script
Oscar nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix has generously signed 5 copies of the acclaimed Walk the Line dvd’s as well as a signed script and signed poster from the film. We’ll be drawing for each of these separately.
Signed Copies of Body of War DVDs
Phil Donahue generously provided a few extra signed dvd’s to be included in the raffle. Phil co-directed and executive produced this moving documentary.
While we consider all our supporters members of this movement, our Supporting Members will help us grow financially so we can meet all our goals for peace.
* If you are not able to contribute financially, we are still happy to enter your name into the hat for our drawing. Just email a note with your name and contact information to: [email protected] with the words “Drawing” in the subject line.