As of November 2013, 68 Minnesota peace organizations
are members of the Alliance. The membership base of the Alliance
thus represents many thousands of concerned citizens who seek to make
our world a better place in which to live.
The Alliance's vision is global and is informed by a set of core beliefs
that are set out in its Guiding Principles.
The formation of the Alliance and an outline of its goals were introduced
to the general public as part of a stirring program at the University
of Minnesota Ted Mann Concert Hall in celebration of the 50th anniversary
of the United Nations on October 22, 1995.
The Alliance has become a major sponsor of the annual Peace Prize Festival,
to celebrate Nobel Peace Prize winners in cooperation with the Peace
Prize Forum of the Norwegian Lutheran Colleges of the Upper Midwest and
the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, Oslo, Norway. The Festival emphasizes
the participation of children from Minnesota Peace Site schools who present
the results of their study of the lives of different Nobel Laureates
and have the opportunity to meet the current laureate.
What We Do
Each year the Alliance holds its annual
meeting and celebration for peace, open to the individual members
and guests of all our member organizations. Ongoing Alliance activities
are developed from the collective interests of the Alliance's Council
representing its organizational members.
The Alliance recognizes that each member organization will have unique
responsibilities and mission emphases and does not seek to limit any
of them. We do feel, however, that in many initiatives, we can obtain
greater visibility and achieve far more by joining together to work on
Responsibilities of Member Organizations
Responsibilities entailed by becoming a member of the Alliance are as
- Formal endorsement of the Alliance's Mission
Statement and Guiding Principles.
- Selection of one individual member and one alternate to represent
their organization on the Alliance Governing Council, which currently
meets every other month.
- Lending support to activities sponsored or promoted by the Alliance.
- Paying annual dues, currently set at $50, to help defray expenses.
JOIN - If your organization would like
to join Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, or you would like further
information about joining, send email to Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org.