A Million Copies Initiative
Address: 6905 Romeo Rd, Woodbury, MN 55125-2421
Dick_Bernard AT msn DOT com
Encouraging the ideals of world citizenship and human oneness.
Contact: Council Delegate, Dick Bernard, 651-730-4849,
Dick_Bernard AT msn DOT com
A Peace of My Mind
john AT peaceofmymind DOT net
A Peace of My Mind is a documentary project about peace by Minneapoilis photographer John Noltner. People from a wide range of backgrounds are asked to talk about peace...what it means to them, how they work toward it in their lives, and the obstacles they encounter along the way. The interviews are combined with black & white portraits and showcased on a new website.
The project is designed to give a voice to those who strive for peace in our world. It is intended to help foster dialogue about peace in our community. For more information about the project, or to invite John Noltner to speak at your event, please email him at john AT peaceofmymind DOT net.
Address: 7362 University Ave NE, Suite 310, Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Phone: (763) 571-0001
elkhatibh0 AT yahoo DOT com
Mission Statement: (1) Al-Aqsa Institute is a community service
organization, incorporated under the laws of the State of Minnesota
, by Arab-American peoples, Muslim and Christian alike, that promotes
and works for a positive, well-informed awareness of the Middle
East focusing attention on Palestine, its history, its people,
its culture and its reality. It is committed to the belief that
alternatives to violence and military power can be found for a
just and permanent solution to the Palestinian/Israeli crisis.
(2) Its members seek to identify with oppressed peoples and to
embrace victims of oppression, to resist discrimination, racism
and the degradation of human life and rights and to be an unrelenting
instrument on behalf of human dignity. They, in particular, seek
recognition and validation of the human narrative to vindicate
the suffering of the Palestinian people to render them part of
an inclusive human history.
(3) Its members believe that the time has come for Muslims, Christians
and Jews to begin to dialogue, to pursue new avenues for peace
with justice, and to discover the common denominator on which their
shared humanity can act for peacemaking. The basis for such dialogue
is in the belief that all are human beings with equal rights without
one side dominating over the other. They honor all who stand for
the poor, the dispossessed, the oppressed, the powerless and all
who witness courageously to a vision of political and social change
in the cause of peace and justice in Palestine and Israel .
Membership: Al-Aqsa Institute is open to any person of good will,
men and women alike, with an interest in Palestine . It reaches
out to and welcomes youth with Palestinian ancestry.
Contact: Council Delegate, Nick Eoloff, 651-698-1493,
eolof001 AT umn DOT edu;
Exec Director, Hussein Khatib (also Council Alternate)
Alliance For Democracy - Minnesota
Address: PO Box 15172, Minneapolis, MN 55415
info AT afd-minnesota DOT org
Website (national): http://www.thealliancefordemocracy.org/
The AfD is a new American Progressive-Populist Movement and is
one of 57 chapters in the U.S. Our mission is to educate all people
about the corporate domination of politics, economics, the environment,
culture and information; to establish true democracy and; to create
a just society with a sustainable, equitable economy.
Membership: Any person who subscribes to our purpose and
policy shall be eligible for membership; dues $35/$15 seniors and
Number of Members: 24
Sources of financial support: Dues, donations from individuals,
and foundation grants.
Contact: Ted Dooley, Executive Director, 651-227-5801,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Sook Holdridge, Council Delegate, 952-922-7311,
e-holdridge AT comcast DOT net; Brian Merchant, Council Alternate, 651-221-0917, allianceacademy AT hotmail DOT com
Address: We meet outside the headquarters of Alliant Techsystems
5050 Lincoln Drive, Edina, MN 55436
alliantaction AT circlevision DOT org
Although we are opposed to specific weapons systems produced by
Alliant, our main concern is the violent solutions this Minnesota-based
company represents to conflicts around the world. They produce cluster bombs, depleted uranium munitions, landmines and all three rocket motors for the Trident II nuclear first-strike missile attacks. Since spring of 1996, AlliantACTION has vigiled outside this international arms dealer's headquarters every Wednesday morning from 7a.m.
to 8a.m., asking, "Who profits? Who dies?" Networking
continues at breakfast.
Membership: All peacemakers are welcome to this Weekly Wednesday morning vigil. Contact us at the vigil! Rain, snow, wind or sun - we are there!
Contact: Bill Barnett, Council Delegate,
billbarnett AT zebra DOT net,
Alternatives to War - St. Cloud Area
Address: PO Box 7806, St Cloud, MN 56303
The Alternatives to War Committee is a community of
people from the St. Cloud, MN area who are horrified and saddened
by the violence that occurred on September 11 and by the potential
devastation that continued violence poses to people throughout
- We believe in the values of freedom, democracy, and peace for
all people of the world and that these values are attainable
only with justice.
- We believe that unequal opportunity and the uneven distribution
of the planet's wealth induce violence.
- We believe that holding the perpetrators accountable for what
happened on 9/11 is essential to justice, but that violent responses
promote rather than end violence.
- We believe the violent response of war releases a potential
for harm to the earth and all its inhabitants that overwhelms
- We believe the process of identifying and promoting alternatives
to violence requires becoming informed by a wide range of perspectives
- We believe that patriotism includes ongoing learning, educating
others, and dissenting from national policies that violate the
principles this country espouses.
Understanding that our commitment must be deep and
lasting, we meet regularly to find ways of putting these beliefs
into action. Join us. Folks are welcome to participate in our meetings
at Meeting Grounds, 1733 Pine Cone Road, Sartell 5:30 pm on the
first and third Thursday of the month. Sign up for our email listserve
A peace vigil takes place each Saturday from 1 pm to
3pm at the intersection of highways 23 (15) and 75 (Barnes &Noble
corner). Participants are invited to commit whatever time they
can and, if possible, to bring a sign with a message supporting
the resolution of conflict through nonviolence. Please note: Parking
at Barnes &Noble by non-customers could result in towing.
Contact: Ben Ament, blament AT gmail DOT com, 320-253-2256; Marly Keller, Steering Committee
and Council Delegate, 320-252-6448,
marlyask AT charter DOT net; Midge Nusbaum, Council
nusbaum AT lakedalelink DOT net
American Association of University Women, Minneapolis Branch
Address: 2115 Stevens Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
ksmith1546 AT aol DOT com
Website (national): www.aauw.org
The American Association of University Women promotes equity for
all women and girls, life-long education, and positive societal
Membership: AAUW values and seeks diverse memberships. there shall
be no barriers to full participation on basis of gender, race,
creed, sexual orientation, natural origin or disability. Member
fee: $160 per year and participation when possible.
Number of members: Approx. 600 women college graduates.
Sources of support: Dues, donations, and the business we operate
our of the Gale Mansion for weddings, meetings, memorials, etc.
Contact: Mary Rose Goetz, Council Delegate, 612-374-5321,
fcmrg AT comcast DOT net
ARK for Peace
1316 4TH Street SE,
Mpls, MN 55414
arbanners AT aol DOT com
ARCHITECTS . RELATIONSHIPS . KNOWLEDGE
ARK is a global, inter-generational, multi-faith FAMILY, committed to responsible World Citizenship as active Architects of a Culture of Peace energized through Relationships and Knowledge.
Mission Statement ~ 2012: ARK has grown from a 3-country body to current participation of Malawi, Africa,~ Guatemala, Iran, Jordan, Lithuania, Palestine ~Viet Nam and the USA including Afro American, Native American, first descendent East Indians, indigenous Alaskan, Hawaiian, Anglo Americans and immigrants to Minnesota from Somali. Their next gathering will be July 14-27, 2012. Their focus: THE UNITED NATIONS MILLENNIUM DEVELOP GOALS.
Contact, Director and Delegate: Judy Maghakian, 952.544.7414, arbanners AT aol DOT com
Atheists For Human Rights
Address: 5146 Newton Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55430
Email: mac ATmtn DOT org
Communications Director - Marie Alena Castle
Organized atheism supports the right to hold religious beliefs
but vigorously opposes religious behavior that is politically and
socially predatory or harms innocent people.
Contact: Council Delegate, Mary Armijo Irwin, mailing address
on file; Alternate, Bradley G. Mattson, 612-822-1816, mailing address on file.
Basilica of Saint Mary, Peace & Justice Council
Address: PO Box 50010, Minneapolis, MN 55405-0010
To educate the community in global and local issues of peace and
justice and provide opportunities to act, so that we may live out
Contact: David Brown, Council Chair, 612-374-9380,
davidbrownxxxx AT hotmail DOT com;
Council Delegate, Dennis Dillon, MAP Leadership Team, 612-333-0723,
ddillon222 AT aol DOT com;
Dick Bernard, Council Alternate, 651-730-4849,
dick_bernard AT comcast DOT net.
Carleton Wellstone House of Organization and Activism
Address: 300 North College St, Northfield, MN 55057
We're an interest house at Carleton College focusing on grassroots
political and social movements.
Citizens For Election Integrity - MN
Address: 2323 E. Franklin, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Board Chair - Kirk Lund (as above)
Citizens for Election Integrity is a non-partisan group that formed
after the 2004 election. We were troubled by reports of problems
with electronic voting, the disenfranchisement of minority voters,
discarded ballots and other voting irregularites. Our initial focus
was supporting the Ohio recount by generating local media coverage
and sending 9 volunteers to Ohio to observe the recount. We are
now focused on public education and lobbying.
Our efforts are part of a burgeoning national voting rights movement
committed to restoring the integrity of our electoral system through
the implementation of:
- Voter verified paper ballots as the legal ballot of record
for all elections.
- Accurate recording, counting, and reporting of all votes cast.
- Random hand recounts that are part of routine audits.
- Consistent enforcement of election procedures to ensure that
everyone who wants to vote can do so without difficulty and to
prevent all forms of vote fraud.
- Public oversight and non-partisan administration of the election
Contact: Jenny Thomas, Council Delegate,
jjthomas AT ceimn DOT org;
Dan Freese, Council Alternate
danmag AT blackhole DOT com
Conflict Resolution Center
2101 Hennepin Ave. So., Minneapolis 55405
CRC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We operate with a small office staff and a committed group of volunteers that provide all of our mediation services.
The mission of CRC is to:
Strengthen communities by teaching and providing mediation and conflict resolution services. For over 25 years, CRC has provided communities with the tools to peacefully and effectively resolve disputes.
CRC is dedicated to providing dispute resolution services and training to all people, especially those who cannot afford traditional services offered through the courts. We focus on serving those for whom traditional services have not worked in the past because they did not address underlying issues or were not culturally appropriate. Mediation used earlier in the dispute process can prevent the need for further intervention on the part of city departments, the police, or courts – thus saving valuable resources and tax dollars.
Karmit Bulman, Executive Director and Council Delegate,
director AT crcminnesota DOT org,
Lucas Miller, Council Alternate, proram AT crcminnesota DOT org
Creating a Culture of Peace
Address: PO Box 22217
Creating a Culture of Peace (CCP) is a nationwide program for community-based peacemaking. The innovative design of CCP provides a holistic and practical foundation in spiritually-grounded active nonviolence. Participants come to recognize their own power for making personal and social changes without violence and improve their skills for respectful engagement with opponents, instead of confrontation that polarizes and demonizes.
Contact: Phil Stoltzfus, Delegate, 612-375-9483,
info AT creatingacultureofpeace DOT org; Alternate T. Michael Rock, 612-275-0387, nonviolencerock AT gmail DOT com.
Every Church a Peace Church
The vision of Every Church A Peace Church is the formation of
new peace churches and the transformation of war-justifying churches
into peace churches, so that the world will be turned toward peace
as churches live and teach as Jesus lived and taught. We
envision thousands of churches making The Peace Church Affirmation:
Peace Church Affirmation
Following Jesus in nonviolent struggle
for justice and peace, we love our neighbors and enemies as God
loves us all, becoming a peace church to share in God’s
work to save the world.
Contact: William Berneking, 952-473-7839; Mary Faulkner MAP Del
rfofmplsmn AT msn DOT com;
Dick Bernard MAP Alt 651-730-4849,
dick_bernard AT comcast DOT net
ELCA Twin Cities Synods Peace with Justice Committee
Address: 5428 Park Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55417
The Peace with Justice Committee of the Minneapolis and Saint
Paul Area Synods is a group of Twin Cities persons centered in
the understanding that we are called by Christ to be peacemakers
and bringers of justice, expressed in the words of our Lutheran
liturgy “to strive for peace and justice in all the world.”
The committee is dedicated to a program of education and action,
seeking to supplant the evils of war, violence, economic injustice,
environmental degradation, racism, and other oppressions, with
fairness, compassion, reconciliation, care of creation, and service
Contact: Eleanor Yackel, Delegate, 763-784-5177,
ejyackel AT aol DOT com
First Unitarian Society, Social Action Committee
Address: 900 Mount Curve Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
office AT firstunitarian DOT org
The First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, established in 1881
and affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association of North
America, is an ethical and liberal religious community dedicated
to promoting the ongoing search for truth and to affirming the
inherent worth of the individual.
We understand reality through human experience, enlightened reason,
scientific method, and the democratic process, and we find the
central source of power and goodness within the human heart, mind,
and spirit. Individually and collectively, we assume responsibility
for our future, our community, our children, and our interdependent
Our growth and actions as thoughtful, compassionate, and ethical
human beings advance our humanist vision of a world of peace and
love, dignity and equality, freedom and justice.
Number of members: Approximately 525.
Contact: Madeline Simon, Council Delegate, 952-854-2976, madeline-mpls AT msn DOT com;
Marcy Leussler, Chair, 612-824-3240,
wildrhub AT hotmail DOT com; Shannon Williams, Social Justice Coordinator, SJC AT FirstUnitarian DOT org.
First Universalist Church, Pathways to Peace Committee
Address: 3400 Dupont Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
natchison AT igc DOT org
Our mission is to represent the First Universalist Church of Minneapolis
in the broader peace community at the local, state, continental,
and international level and to facilitate connecting members of
the congregation to that community. We hold high the flame of the
liberal spirit and are a welcoming congregation. Our faith is based
on the principle of the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
Brief historical highlights of peace related activities:
1859, Church founded under leadership of W.D. Washburn; 1897, Established
Unity Settlement House in North Mpls; 1965, Church minister John
Cummins marches with Martin Luther King at Selma; 1984, Unity
Settlement House becomes First Universalist Foundation with endowment
for making community grants; 1984, Church established as Sanctuary
for Central American refugees; 1985, Church becomes Nuclear Free
Zone; 1988, Church dedicated as Peace Site; 2002 Church voted
to oppose a U.S. preventive war against Iraq.
Membership: Committee membership is open to all members and friends
of First Universalist Church.
Number of members: Church membership is 800. Involvement in committee
activities varies from a few members up to several hundred depending
on the project or activity undertaken.
Sources of financial support: Funded by operating budget of church
for committee expenses and access to First Universalist Foundation
for special project grants.
Contact: Tom Atchison, natchison AT igc DOT org, 612-798-1802; Jo Montie, Council Delegate, 612-781-3668,
jomontie AT comcast DOT net;
Deb Rogers, First Universalist Social Justice Coordinator and Council
debra AT firstuniv DOT org
Foundation for Global Community, Minnesota
Address: 4345 Coolidge Avenue South, St. Louis Park, MN 55424
stuwbb AT aol DOT com
or natchison AT igc DOT org
We are a nonprofit, educational foundation whose mission is to
discover, live, and communicate what is needed to build a world
that functions for the benefit of all life. FGC emerged from the
former Beyond War following the end of the Cold War, when its leadership
decided that our survival requires basic changes in our culture
from the current trend of unbridled materialism and rampant individualism
to a more idealistic and globally oriented set of values that include
an interest in self-actualization and spirituality, a desire to
live a simpler lifestyle, a need for society to rebuild communities,
a sense of nature as sacred, and a concern for the global environment.
Number of members: In Minnesota, a small working group of 10-15
and approximately 250 former members of Beyond War.
Stu Webb, Coordinator, 952-929-1566,
stuwbb AT aol DOT com
; Howard Hass, Council Delegate, 651-484-4068,
email@example.com ; Sook Holdridge, Council Alternate, 952-922-7311,
e-holdridge AT comcast DOTnet; Tom Atchison, Database Keeper, 612-798-1802,
natchison AT igc DOT org
Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Advisory Committee
Address: 116 8th Ave. SE, Little Falls, MN 56345
Contact: Jeff Odendahl, Coordinator and Council Delegate, 320-632-3713,
jodendahl AT fslf DOT org;
Sr Joanne Klinnert, Alternate, 612-822-2623,
jcklin AT juno DOT com.
Friends for a Non-Violent World
Address: 1050 Selby Avenue, St Paul, MN 55104
info AT fnvw DOT org
Through education, through example, and through experiences in
non-violent living, Friends for a Non-Violent World works to build
a world where all people can speak truth to power, practice alternatives
to violence, gain strength from community, and act in a spirit
of cooperation to work for peace and justice.
* Alternatives to Violence Project: Workshops about non-violence
held in prisons, schools, workplaces, and the community.
* People Camp: A week-long intergeneration camp on the theme of
non-violence as a way of life held every August in Northern MN.
* Peace Education & Advocacy: Advocacy & projects about the practice of nonviolence & nonviolent solutions to potential & real conflicts.
* Pathways to Peace: Practices of meditation, creative visualization and intention to nourish nonviolence in ourselves and in our world.
Membership: Membership is open to all interested in working for
non-violence. There is no set annual fee-we just require an expressed
interest and commitment. Members vote for FNVW board members at
the Annual Meeting in February.
Number of members: Approximately 2,500 constituents (formal membership
is not a focus).
Sources of financial support: Individual donors,
Supportive religious groups,
Fund, program fees.
Managing Director - Bob Nechal, fnvwbob AT gmail DOT com; Administrative Manager - Judith Bonhiver - bonhiverfnvw AT gmail DOT com; Cathy Murphy, cathymrph AT gmail DOT com
Friends of Sabeel - North America
Address: P.O. Box 9186,
Portland, OR 97207
friends AT fosna DOT org
Sabeel is an international peace movement initiated by Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land who seek a just peace based on two states-Palestine and Israel-as defined by international law and existing United Nations resolutions. Sabeel promotes theological, moral, and legal principles for peace as outlined in the Jerusalem Sabeel Document
Executive Officer: Rev. Canon Dick Toll, Chairman of the Board; Kathy Adam, Council Delegate,
612-578-4072, kadam AT luthersem DOT edu; Lynne Rigg, Alternate,
651-388-6730, lrigg02 AT aol DOT com.
GlobalSolutions.org (formerly World Federalist Association),
5492 Bald Eagle Blvd. E., White Bear Lake, MN 55110
schwa004 AT umn DOT edu
Citizens for Global Solutions seeks to promote peace, justice
and freedom in a democratically governed world.
Membership: $25 individual, $30 couples; $10 students annual
membership dues are paid to the national office which then returns
a portion to each local chapter.
Number of Members: 200 in Minnesota, 15,000 nationally.
Sources of financial support: Contributions, membership
dues, sale of publications, and honoraria.
Contact: Joe Schwartzberg, President and Council
Delegate, 651-429-9562, 612-625-5578,
schwa004 AT umn DOT edu; Gail Hughes, Council Alternate, 612-379-7449, hughe038 AT umn DOT edu.
Grand Rapids Area Peace Circle & Vets for Peace Chapter 148
Address: Grand Rapids, MN
vicandr AT mchsi DOT com
The Grand Rapids Area Peace Circle and Veterans for Peace # 148 have joined together to educate and inform area residents about the cost of war and the need for peace. We work together to create momentum to end all war and to resolve disputes peacefully.
In addition to regular peace vigils over the past twelve years, we have organized special events to commemorate anniversaries of recent wars and sponsored workshops and speakers on peace and justice. We have traveled to other Minnesota cities as well as to Chicago and Washington D.C. to participate in anti-war protests and peace vigils.
We have taken the Veterans for Peace float to many parades throughout northern Minnesota during the past six years in order to remind people of the cost of war and the need for peace.
218-259-4254, vicandr AT mchsi DOT com
Grandmothers For Peace: Minnesota Area Chapter
Address: 6500 Ivy Way, Edina, MN 55436
info AT grandmothersforpeace DOT org
We are a group of Minnesota women — not all of us
are grandmothers — who get
together on the first Wednesday of every month to share
our concerns about nuclear issues, the environment, justice,
poverty, violence, war, and the legacy we will leave future
Contact: Mary Murphy, mary.murphy100 AT comcast DOT net, 651-698-8593
Haiti Justice Committee of Minnesota
knuts001 AT umn DOT edu
We are ordinary Minnesotans who care about the struggle
for genuine democracy in our hemisphere's second oldest independent
republic--and its first free black republic.
Contact: Council Delegate (see above); April Knutson, Council Alternate, Rebecca Cramer, rebacramer AT gmail DOT com, 612-724-8864
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Peace & Justice
Address: 511 Groveland, Minneapolis, MN 55403
staff AT haumc DOT org
"...the church exists for the maintenance of worship, the
edification of beliefs, and the redemption of the world," as
stated in our Discipline. Our social principles state, "we...reject
war as an instrument of national foreign policy and insist that
the first moral duty of all nations is to resolve by peaceful means
every dispute that arises between or among them..."
Expectation and requirement of members: Attendance at regular
worship, service to the church and larger community, and voluntary
Number of members: 1800 active members of the congregation, defined
as attending, active in service and/or financial support.
Sources of financial support: Volunteer gifts from members and
friends of the congregation.
Contact: Hank Garwick, Council Delegate, 612-825-3926,
hgarwick AT usfamily DOT net; Lyle Christianson, Council Alternate, 763-591-0388,
ldachris AT aol DOT com.
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Address: 2105 1st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
jharkness AT iatp DOT org
The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy works for the economic,
social, and environmental health and well-being of rural people,
communities, and regions as an independent, non-profit research,
education and advocacy organization. Operating on local, national,
and international levels, we address key issues on food safety,
security and health; conservation-based agriculture and forestry;
rural development; agricultural trade; and civil society. Throughout
our work, we advocate for openness and democracy in global agencies
and decision-making, using information technology to raise non-governmental
organizations’ (NGOs) capacities.
Contact: Corrine Rafferty,
Rafferty AT iatp DOT org; phone 612-870-3435; Kay Schuler,
Council Delegate, 612-870-3443,
kschuler AT iatp DOT org.
Inter-Faith Peacemakers of Edina
Address: 5320 Windsor Ave, Edina MN 55436
tdwhite62 AT earthlink DOT net
Responding to our common spiritual aspirations, we seek to nurture
a community of Peacemakers. We share concern over the growing threats
to our earth and all life, particularly the cost to all humanity
of escalating arms races and military violence.
Expectation and requirement of members: $25 annual membership
and involvement in sponsoring educational programs.
Number of members: 250.
Sources of financial support: Memberships, voluntary contributions,
and "Recovery" for "Another Look" Peacemaking
Contact: Tom White, Council Delegate, 952-922-3401,
tdwhite62 AT earthlink DOT net ;
Tom Atchison, Council Alternate - 612-798-1802 - natchison AT igc DOT org.
Iraqi & American Reconciliation Project
Address: 1346 Westwood Hills Rd, St Louis Park, MN 55426
Contact: Kathleen McKay, Executive Director and Council Delegate, 952-545-9981,
kathy AT reconciliationproject DOT org; Luke Wilcox, luke AT reconciliationproject DOT org
Judson Memorial Baptist Church
Address: 4101 Harriet Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55409
Phone: (612) 822-0649
info AT judsonchurch DOT org
The Secret on 41st Street . . .
The Judson faith community is an American Baptist Congregation,
liberal and ecumenical in perspective, welcoming into its fellowship
persons of differing religious and racial backgrounds and sexual
bmdrf AT comcast DOT net;
Tracy Canfield, Administrator; Jim ten Bensel, Council Alternate, 612-926-3708,
tenbensel AT aol DOT com
Macalester-Plymouth United Church Peacemakers
Address: 1658 Lincoln Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
office AT macalester-plymouth DOT org
We are a small group within the church which meets regularly. Within
our church community, our purposes are:
- to connect people with peace activities in the community
- to initiate / facilitate education and advocacy events and
- to provide leadership in peacemaking for our own church and
the larger church denomination; to “be the leaven in the
bread to call MPUC to faithful peacemaking.”
Contact: Molly Redmond or Roberta Olson, Co-Chairs; Molly Redmond, Council Delegate, 651-633-2743, msring AT earthlink DOT net; , Leslie Reindl,
alteravista AT usfamily DOT net
Middle East Peace Now
Address: 6933 Oakland Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423
mepn AT mepn DOT org
Advocates for peace and justice in the Middle East, working to
educate the general public, elected officials, and the media. Also
working to ensure that U.S. economic aid to the Middle East reflects
shared human rights values and is conducive to peaceful solutions.
EXPECTATIONS: Annual dues $35; lesser amount accepted
64 paid members; 598 on mailing list.
Sources of financial support: Members' dues and donations.
Contact: Dixie Vella (see above); Council Delegate - Margaret Esslinger, 612-920-9428,
margesslinger AT yahoo DOT com; Council Alternate - Alice Graner,
amgraner AT aol DOT com, 612-929-7451
Military Families Speak Out - Minnesota
2526 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Email: mfso-minnesota AT comcast DOT net
Military Families Speak Out is a national organization of people
opposed to the war in Iraq who have relatives or loved ones in
the military. Formed by two families in November of 2002, MFSO
has thousands of members throughout the United States and in other
countries around the world. The Minnesota Chapter of MFSO was established
in February of 2006.
Contacts: Mike and Chris Perkins, mncperkins13 AT earthlink DOT net, 952-238-8309;
Rick Hanson, Info
and Council Alternate, 952-476-6461
Mpls. Friends Meeting Peace & Social Concerns Comm.
Contact: Judy Sausen, Council Delegate, 612-861-8940, jumasau AT fastmail DOT fm
Minnesota 9/11 Truth
PO Box 28306
mn911truth AT gmail DOT com
A group of local (Twin Cities area) 9/11 truth supporters working
together and actively engaged in supporting our mission to gather
and disseminate information pertaining to the need for further
investigation of the attack and events of September 11, 2001.
Bruce Stahlberg, Council Delegate,
mn911truth AT gmail DOT com;
Shirley Johnson, Alternate, skayjohnsn AT gmail DOT com, 651-203-7791
Minnesota Break the Bonds
Address: Break the Bonds, P.O. Box 1180 Watertown, MN 55388
Email: mn AT breakthebonds DOT org
We are Palestinians, Jews, Christians, Muslims, students, professionals, parents, community members and allies working together to bring Palestine-centric education to Minnesota in order to promote justice and human rights.
We, the people of Minnesota, have the moral obligation to make sound investments that will not aid the oppression of any one race, creed or people. Minnesota’s investment in Israel supports an apartheid system in both Israel and the Occupied Territories that causes thousands of civilian deaths, many of whom are children, and which involves the widespread abuse of human rights. This system defies a ruling by the International Court of Justice as well as more than 65 UN Resolutions, and violates the Fourth Geneva Convention. We demand that the state of Minnesota act on its good conscience and support the breaking of economic ties with the apartheid state of Israel.
We say, Minnesota divest from Israel Bonds, Divest for Justice in Palestine!
Contact: Phil Benson, Council Delegate, philbenson AT warrenbensonlaw DOT com, Council Alternate, Kate Althlathini, kathlathini
AT gmail DOT com
Minnesota Arms Spending Alternatives Project (MN ASAP)
Community of St. Martin, 2720 E. 22nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406
minnesotaasap AT gmail DOT com
MN ASAP is a non-partisan citizen-based initiative using a simple resolution process to build political support to shift federal spending priorities from war to meeting essential needs.
MN ASAP’s goal is to build sufficient political power and influence statewide from representatives at all levels of government and from non-governmental organizations and civic groups to effectively demand a shift in priorities from war spending to meeting essential needs.
MN ASAP founder: Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
Council Delegate: Nathan J. Ness (Program Coordinator) (218) 310-7682 minnesotaasap AT gmail DOT com; Council Alternate: Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer (651) 962-5336, minnesotaasap AT gmail DOT com
Minnesota Cuba Committee
Address: 1277 Fremont, St Paul, MN 55106
mncuba AT gmail DOT com
MSN group site: www.minnesotacubacommittee.org
Contact: Carla Riehle, Council Delegate, 651-983-3981, mncuba AT gmail DOT com; Joe Callahan, joepfaucal AT gmail DOT com, 612-810-3900
Minnesota Fellowship of Reconciliation
Address: Attn: MNFOR, PO Box 14792, Minneapolis, MN 55414-0792
Phone: 651-690-2609; 612-921-3884
The Fellowship of Reconciliation seeks to replace violence, war,
racism, and economic injustice with nonviolence, peace, and justice.
We are an interfaith organization committed to active nonviolence
as a transforming way of life and as a means of radical change.
Membership: Membership requires signing a statement of purpose.
Number of members: 214 members; 463-member mailing list.
Sources of financial support: Local contributions.
Phil Stoltzfus, Council Delegate, 612-375-9483, minnesotafor AT gmail DOT com.
Minnesota Move to Amend
mnmovetoamend AT gmail DOT com
Minnesota Move to Amend is part of a nationwide coalition dedicated to ending the illegitimate legal doctrines that prevent the American people from governing themselves. We work toward the goal of amending the constitution to reverse the legal status given to corporations, that of being "persons", with all the rights of individuals. This fact is most recently established by the United States Supreme Court in the decision known as Citizens United vs Federal Election Commission. In that January 2010 decision, the court established that money is speech and that corporations may spend unlimited amounts of it to influence elections because they as "persons" cannot be denied their free speech. We and the four dissenting justices believe this is nonsense. You should join us to keep informed of events as they happen, to participate in activities that will help reverse the decision and to support the work of "We the People" in our efforts to re-establish actual democracy in America.
Executive Officer: Robin Monahan; Council delegate: Robert Monahan, 651-319-2097, robinhrmonahan AT gmail DOT com; Council alternate: Becky Lucas; 651-319-2098, lucasmonahan AT gmail DOT com.
Minnesota Peace Action Coalition
Email: ajdale98 AT yahoo DOT com
The Iraq Peace Action Coalition (IPAC) is an antiwar organization based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The coalition was created in order to coordinate activities by local activists in opposition to the U.S. war against Iraq. IPAC also sponsors protests against escalations of the war in Afghanistan.
Contact: Council Delegate, John Braun, 612-522-1861, braun044 AT umn DOT edu.
Minnesota Peace Project
1050 Selby Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104
Write2us AT minnesotapeaceproject.org
Founded in early 2009, the Minnesota Peace Project (MPP) is a statewide network of peace activists working to build a more peaceful world by influencing US foreign policy through our Congressional Representatives. We believe that the US must move from a reliance on military & economic domination to a strategy of partnership through diplomacy.
With volunteer coordinators in each Congressional District, the MP seeks to develop long-term relationships between constituent peace advocates and their Congressional representative and staff members.
Our Peace Agenda provides a broad platform of systemic changes that will be our focus. We will bring perspectives and information to Congressional members that might otherwise be suppressed by special interest groups such as the weapons industry and military contractors.
The Minnesota Peace Project (MPP) is a network of citizen activists working to build a more peaceful world by influencing US foreign policy through their Congressional Representatives.
Coordinator and Delegate: Roxanne Abbas; Alternate, Mary Hinz.
Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute
Address: P.O. Box 3717, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Email: star DOT mpls AT gmail DOT com
The Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute instigates, trains, and supports ethnically, culturally, religiously, and economically diverse individuals in positive alternatives to revenge and practical peacebuilding strategies to the benefit of their communities.
Council Delegate: Donna Minter, 612-377-4660, star DOT mpls AT gmail DOT com
Address: 425 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403
info AT nonviolentpeaceforce DOT org
To facilitate the creation of a trained international civilian
nonviolent peace force. The peace force will be sent to conflict
areas to prevent death and destruction and protect human rights,
thus creating the space for local groups to struggle nonviolently,
enter into dialogue, and seek peaceful resolution.
Expectation and requirement of members: NP expects members to
help create and assist the development of the NP by educating others
about alternatives to violent conflict and raising funds.
Number of members: 95 NGOs from around the world are member organizations.
More than 14,000 on mailing list.
Sources of financial support: Foundations, religious organizations,
governments, and individual donors. NP received funding from the
U.S. Institute for Peace for research. Our Sri Lanka Project
is now raising most of its own funds from UNICEF and other government
and private foundations. UN organizations in Sri Lanka have
called NP "a stellar" organization due to it work in the villages
and towns in Sri Lanka.
Contact: Mel Duncan, director; Tom Sullivan, Council
tomsullivan AT usiwireless DOT com.
Occupy Homes MN
Occupy Homes MN organizes residents directly affected by the housing crisis to fight for democratic, community control of land and housing.
Delegate: Chris Gray, Gray0005 AT gmail DOT com, (952)270-7676;
Alternate: Jaymie Kelly, Jaymie.d.kelly AT live DOT com.
Organic Consumers Association
Address: 6771 S Silver Hill Dr, Finland, MN 55603
Contact: Ronnie Cummins, Director and Council Alternate, 218-226-0196,
Ronnie AT organicconsumers DOT org; Rose Welch, Council Delegate, 218-226-4164,
rose AT organicconsumers DOT org
Justice Project, United Methodist Church
Address: Paynesville, MN 56362
Primary activity is seeking a just peace in Palestine-Israel,
following U.N. Resolutions. Several educational opportunities are
offered each year and each of the 400 United Methodist Churches
in Minnesota are encouraged to study and act on the issues related
to peace in the Middle East.
Membership: Membership consists of United Methodists who are invited
or those who volunteer. There is no membership fee.
Number of members: A core of 15 persons.
Sources of financial support:
Mimimal support from the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United
Contact: Richard R. Koehn, Chair (See
contact information above); Lyle Christianson, Council Delegate, 763-591-0388,
Ldachris AT aol DOT com; Dwight Haberman,
Council Alternate, 763-689-4147,
likehike2 AT hotmail DOT com
Peace & Social Justice Writers Group
Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave. S. #30L, Minneapolis 55415
Email: loftpeacewriters AT gmail DOT com
Delegate: Philip J. Lund,
612-819-1890, loftpeacewriters AT gmail DOT com; Burt Berlowe, Council
bberlowe AT comcast DOT net
Peace Education 360
Address: P.O. Box 281, Lakeland, MN 55043
Vision: Peace education will become mainstream and integrated into all aspects of PreK-12 curricula and lived out in families, community organizations, businesses, and neighborhoods.
- Provide state-of-the art resources, articles and the latest research regarding effective practices.
- Meet people where they are at with skilled facilitators so next steps can be identified and taken
- Create awareness of new inventions, innovative solutions and ancient wisdom for the ages
Find your human rights and peace education teaching resources
Contact: Rebecca Janke, Executive Director (Currently unavailable--on Writing Sabbatical)
of Faith Peacemakers
Address: Attn: Eleanor Yackel, 20 East Golden Lake Road, Circle
Pines, MN 55014-1725
elj AT yackel DOT org
People of Faith Peacemakers is a resource and support group for
those concerned about peace and justice from a faith perspective.
Breakfast meetings, which are open to everyone, are from
8 to 9:30 am at St. Martin's Table, 2001 Riverside, Mpls,
on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.
Membership: No annual fees or official membership.
Sources of financial support: Free-will offerings.
Contact: Eleanor Yackel, Chair and Delegate, 763-784-5177,
elj AT yackel DOT org; Dennis Dillon, Alternate, dennis.dillon AT msn DOT com
Plymouth Congregational Church, Global Concerns Committee
Address: 1900 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Contact: Marianna Shulstad, Chair,
mrshulstad AT msn DOT com,
chuckgrose AT msn DOT com; John Carstens, 612-871-7400
Presbytery of the Twin Cities Peace & Justice Task Force
Address: 122 West Franklin Ave, Rm 508, Minneapolis, MN 55404
The Justice and Peace Task Force has been established by the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area to provide leadership development, resources and other support to congregations according to their purpose. To that end, we:
- Encourage and support local Presbyterian congregations and members of the Presbytery as well as building collaborations with ecumenical partners to be advocates for social justice and peacemaking;
- Manage the missional uses of the Presbytery’s portion of the Peacemaking offering with thoughtful stewardship;
- Raise awareness within the Presbytery of issues and concerns regarding justice and peace through communication, conferences, workshops, etc.
Contact: Cathy Murhpy,
cathymrph AT gmail DOT com,
Prospect Hills Friends Meeting
Address: 1725 Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105
612-379-7386, fwood AT umn DOT edu
Heart Church - Iglesia Sagrado Corazon, Peace and Justice Committee
Address: 2204 Beech Street, St. Paul, MN 55119
Phone: 651-776-2741 or 651-739-2000
Parish or committee membership in or participation with active
organizations dedicated to the issues of peace and justice such
as: MAP, SPACC, VFP, WAMM, Sowers of Justice, Dorothy Day Catholic
Worker, USLAW, and Isaiah. The Sacred Heart church
is a dual ethnic parish. the original German congregation
has been joined by a Spanish "new immigrant" group
population which is flourishing.
Membership: No fees or formal membership
Number of members: Group of five core members organized since
Source of Financial support: Outreach Commission allowance.
Contact: Greg Buckner, Committee Chair, Council Delegate,
St. Joan of Arc Church
Address: 4537 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Email: jmadden AT stjoan DOT com
St. Joan of Arc is a joyful Christian community which celebrates
the loving Word of God in worship and in action. We transcend traditional
boundaries and draw those who seek spiritual growth and social
justice. We welcome diverse ideas and encourage reflection on the
message of the Gospel. We are committed to the equality of all
our members and strive to ensure their full participation through
liturgy, education, and service. By these means, we seek to empower
all who come to grow in wisdom and bring to reality the promise
We stand as a people of faith. We affirm our belief in a loving
God who calls us to be compassionate, to love our enemies, and
to be peacemakers. We take seriously this mandate of our faith
heritage and of all great traditions. We enthusiastically support
all those who work to promote peace.
Membership: No annual fees; members annually decide their own
best use of their talents.
Number of members: 4,100 households, registered as parishioners
of the parish.
Sources of financial support: Parishioners' donations.
Contact: Julie Madden, Social Justice Coordinator, 612-823-8205;
Ann Lewis, Council Delegate, annlewis694 AT cs DOT com, 952-944-9604; Sue Budd, Peace Jam (Youth), Suebudd AT comcast DOT net, 952-250-1927
St. Luke Presbyterian Church
Address: 3121 Groveland School Road, Wayzata, MN 55391
"...we will continue to devote ourselves to political & social
activism-locally, nationally and internationally. We will search
for the core causes of injustice and inequality." Our goal
is to motivate the St. Luke congregation to action. We have a commitment
to peace making and human rights.
Membership: Church membership is not necessarily a requirement;
sincere desire to help further peace & justice in the world
Sources of financial support: Church budget, various fund-raising
activities & voluntary gifts.
Contact: Joyce Bonafeld, Social Justice Chair, 952-926-3458, wildrm4203 AT msn DOT com;
Linda Thomson, 763-478-4956, tearthangel AT comcast DOT net; Judy Nelson, 763-416-5994,
judyanelson AT excite DOT com.
Soka Gakkai International-USA, Minnesota Chapter
Address: 1381 Eustis Street, St. Paul, MN 55108
Email: info AT @sgi-usa-mn DOT org
Mission Statement :
Soka Gakkai (value-creation society) International-USA is an American
Buddhist association that embraces the humanistic philosophy
and ideals of the Buddhism of Nichiren. SGI-USA activities range
from discussion circles on local concerns to conferences and
exhibits on global concerns. Activities typically focus on public
education and awareness-raising on issues related to peace, environmental
protection, human rights, humanitarian relief, education, and
cultural exchange. A great emphasis is put on the value of dialogue
and exchange among peoples of varying cultures, religions and
beliefs, working together with all toward the resolution of fundamental
issues concerning humanity.
Number of Members : 700
Sources of Financial Support: Funds for local activities come through
the national organization, which in turn is funded by voluntary
donations of SGI members and other supporters.
Contact: Mary Gnatz, Council Delegate, 612-724-8898, 773-758-7389,
murph072 AT umn DOT edu;
Nancy Dunlavy, Council Alternate, 651-785-4243, nancy AT dunlavy DOT net
Tikkun Community of Minneapolis & St. Paul
And Network of Spiritual Progressives (NSP)
Address: Suite 101, 4025 W. Broadway, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
bifsales AT aol DOT com
Local and Primary Website: NSPMN.org
National Website: Tikkun.org
Tikkun is the Hebrew word for healing, repair and transformation
of the world. We are an international community of people from
many faiths and traditions ( which include agnostics and atheists)
who have responded to Tikkun magazine and its call for global democratization,
economic justice, and individual freedom - all in the context of
new structures of work, caring communities, democratic social and
economic arrangements, and families that foster generosity, compassion
and trust, and the ability to respond to the grandeur of the universe
with radical amazement. We feel institutions, corporations and
social practices should be judged productive, efficient and rational
not just to the extent that they maximize money and power, which
is today's standard, but to the extent that they maximize love
and caring, ethical and ecological sensitivity, and enhance our
capacity to transcend a narrow utilitarian consciousness so that
we can respond to the universe with awe and wonder.
Contact: Demi Miller, Council Delegate,
peersupport AT earthlink DOT net, 651-224-0231; Bruce Fisher, Council Alternate, 763-531-9700,
brucefis AT gmail DOT com; Bruce Peterson,
Coordinator, see above.
Twin Cities Peace Campaign
Address: 4015 Upton Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55412
Email: braun044 AT tc DOT umn DOT edu
Twin Cities Peace Campaign promotes peaceful alternatives to war
and armed conflicts, and addresses the root causes of social and
economic injustice. Always adhering to the principles of nonviolence,
the Campaign strives to accomplish this through education, action,
and political advocacy.
Membership: No fees or formal membership. All welcome to be on
Number of members: 1700 on mailing list.
Sources of financial support: Donations from individuals and stipends
for speaking engagements; collections at events.
Contact: Marie Braun, Council Delegate, see numbers above;
Marguerite Corcoran, Council Alternate
City Artist Front
Address: 4043 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Email: janepow AT earthlink DOT net
The Twin City Artist Front (TCAF) was formed in the weeks following
9/11 to promote dialogue and artistic expression on social and
political issues. It seeks the dispersion of knowledge through
artistic practices and performances. The TCAF provides frequent
meetings, performances, and gallery shows for social and political
art and expression.
Contact: Jane Powers, Council Delegate, see above.
United Nations Association of Minnesota
Address: 2945 - 44th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Email: info AT unamn DOT org
The UNA-MN is committed to increasing awareness of the role of
the United Nation in advancing peace and justice around the world,
and to educating students, the press and the public of the significant
functions of the UN's many agencies
Membership: UNA-MN expects it's membership to be informed internationally
through the general media, and our various programs and publication.
Annual membership dues include a $25.00 introductory offer, and
individual membership of $35.00, a family membership of $40.00,
and a student fee of $10.00.
Membership of UNA-MN includes: A subscription to UNA-USA/s acclaimed
journal, The InterDependent, with behind-the-scenes news and views
on the world body; special reports from foreign policy experts
and UNA-USA leaders; discounts on UNA-USA materials; the chance
to contribute to a stronger U.N. by participating in the Global
Policy Project, UNA-USA's annual study/action project; invitations
to attend briefings and seminars offered by UNA-USA's Chapters
and Divisions in 175 communities nationwide; contacts with members
of other U.N. Associations in 80 nations worldwide.
Number of members: We have about 700 members.
Sources of financial support: Support comes from our member dues,
donations, and we are seeking corporate and business support as
tatianac AT @unamn DOT org;
Bharat Parekh, 651-646-8977, parek003 AT umn DOT edu.
United Nations Rally Board is a committee of UN of Minnesota
that seeks to promote understanding of and support for the United
Nations; to organize annually a Rally with the United Nations as
its subject, co-sponsored with the United Nations of Minnesota.
Membership: We ask members to support the Rally with monetary donations
and with their presence. There are no dues.
Number of members: The board consists of approx. 15 people; member
organizations number approx. 60.
Sources of financial support: Tickets sales for Rally, donations
from individuals and supporting organizations.
Contact: Zehra Keye, Chair, 612-377-0214, zkeye AT aol DOT com
University of Minnesota Human Rights Center
Address: 229 19th Avenue South,
N-120 Mondale Hall, Minneapolis,
Phone: 612-626-0041 or toll-free 888-HREDUC8
humanrts AT umn DOT edu
The University of Minnesota Human Rights Center was inaugurated
in December of 1988 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of
the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The principle focus
of the Human Rights Center is to train effective human rights professionals
and volunteers. The Human Rights Center assists human rights advocates,
monitors, students, and educators by providing training, internships,
materials, and electronic resources and networks.
Membership: No formal membership. However, The Human Rights Center
partners with similar centers and organizations to promote human
rights education and advocacy.
Affiliated organizations: Some examples - Amnesty International
USA, Center for Victims of Torture, Growing Communities for Peace,
International Leadership Institute, League of Minnesota Human Rights
Commissions, Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, Resource Center
for the Americas.
Sources of financial support: Foundation grants; individual donations;
materials and resource sales.
Contact: Kristi Rudelius-Palmer, Co-Director & Council
krp AT umn DOT edu.
University of St. Thomas Justice & Peace Studies
Address: 2115 Summit Ave (JRC 432), St Paul, MN 55105
Contact: Cris Toffolo, Director, 651-962-5724,
cetoffolo AT stthomas DOT edu;
Mike Klein, Council Delegate, 651-962-5378,
mcklein AT stthomas DOT edu;
Paul Thorson; Council Alternate, 612-962-6175,
pbthorson AT stthomas DOT edu
Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27
Address: 2123 Clinton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Email: vfpchapter27 AT gmail DOT com
Educating the public on the real "cost of war"-the tragedy
of unnecessary human death and suffering caused by war. Providing
humanitarian relief to victims of war. Promoting non-interference
by U.S. government in internal affairs of other nations by distinguishing
between military aggression and defense. Abolishing war as a decision
making tool of nation states.
Membership: $25 National Membership Dues and/or $25 Chapter 27
Membership Dues paid annually.
Number of members: National VFP 7000 VFP Chapter 27 670
Sources of financial support: Donations, canoe raffle, silent
auction, membership fees.
Contact: Chante Wolf, 612-821-9141; James Steinhagen,
Council Delegate, 612-722-1112,
djsteinhagen AT msn DOT com; Evangelos Kalambokidis, Council
vanka485 AT aol DOT com
Veterans for Peace, Chapter 127
Contact: Evangelos Kalambokidis, Council
vanka485 AT aol DOT com
Vincent L Hawkinson Foundations
Address: 324 Harvard St SE,
Minneapolis, MN 55414
info AT graceattheu DOT org
The Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation for Peace
and Justice (the Foundation) was organized in 1988 to honor Reverand
Vincent L. Hawkinson, a lifelong advocate for peace. Hawkinson
served as pastor of Grace University Lutheran Church for more
than 30 years. He was a community leader who witnessed courageously
to a vision of political and social change. He vigorously advocated
peacemaking and racial equality and stood up for the poor, the
oppressed and the powerless. He died in 2001 at age 86.
The Foundation was founded on the belief that alternatives
to violence and the use of military power must be found for a permanent
resolution of interpersonal and global conflict. Seeking new avenues
to peace and justice was Pastor Hawkinson's life work. The Foundation
keeps his dream alive by granting scholarships to students who
have demonstrated a commitment to peace and justice and by honoring
those who pursue these beliefs.
Contact: Eric Hucke, Executive Director and Council Delegate, ehucke AT paulbunyan DOT net, 218-766-5434
Walker Community United Methodist Church
Address: P.O. Box 7588, 3104 16th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
The mission of Walker Church is to nurture spirituality, build
caring community, and work courageously for peace with justice.
Delegate: Steve Cobian, stevecobian AT gmail DOT com, 612-202-7002
Witness for Peace - Upper Midwest Region (WFP/UMW)
Address: 1015 E. 11th Street, Duluth, MN 55805
Phone: 218-349-1786 or 218-722-1532
Email: wfpumw AT charter DOT net
WFP is a national grass roots, conscience-based organization committed
to non-violence. WFP has brought hundreds of delegations of North
Americans to Latin America and the Caribbean facilitating transforming
experiences by meeting with those people most affected by the cycles
of U.S. economic and military violence. WFP then inspires citizens
to return home to work for change and to “do justice”.
No fee or donations are requested. Delegation members pay a fee
which varies with the cost of transportation and number of days
of the trip.
All participants in WFP automatically become members. Nationwide,
there are several thousand. There is a central D.C. staff, long-term
international team staff, a national board of directors, and regional
boards of directors.
Sources of funds: Donations, grants, delegations, and sale of
literature and other WFP products.
Contact: Jennifer Wood-Taylor, Regional Coordinator,
organizing_gr AT yahoo DOT com;
Sigrid Bachman, Chairperson of the Board of Directors,
sigrid50 AT earthlink DOT net;
Wayne Wittman, Council Delegate, 651-695-5297, waynecwittman AT gmail DOT com
Women Against Military Madness
4200 Cedar Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN 55407
wamm AT mtn DOT org
WAMM is a nonviolent, feminist organization that works in solidarity
with others to create a system of social equality, self-determination,
and justice through education and empowerment of women. WAMM's
purpose is to dismantle systems of militarism and global oppression.
Membership: Annual Membership: $40; Household Membership: $60;
Low Income/Student: $15; Members receive our newsletter 10 times
a year and can participate in the WAMM annual meeting and on WAMM
Number of members: Approx. 1,600, including organizations.
Sources of financial support: Membership gifts and other individual
gifts, Cooperating Fund Drive, private foundations, and special
Kim Doss-Smith, Director, 612-827-5364; Coleen Rowley,
651-200-2455, rowleyclan AT earthlink DOT net; Mary White, Council Alternate, 612-374-3594,
mwhite15 AT yahooDOT com.
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Minnesota Metro
Address: Box 14752, Minneapolis, MN 55414-0752
The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
has been working since 1915 to unite women of diverse backgrounds
worldwide who oppose oppression and exploitation. WILPF stands
for equality of all people in a world free of racism, sexism, and
homophobia; the building of a constructive culture of peace through
world disarmament; and the changing of government priorities to
meet human needs.
Expectation and requirement of members: No special requirements
other than dues. Work for peace.
Number of members: 300 in Minnesota.
Sources of financial support: Dues and donations.
Contact: Leslie Reindl,
alteravista AT usfamily DOT net;
Delegate: Beverly Hanson, 763-560-7334; Alternate: Donna Malum, 612-751-3558.
Address: 2145 Ford Parkway, #300, St. Paul, MN 55116
mail AT peacesites DOT org
World Citizen, Inc. works to effectively promote a peaceful, healthy,
non-violent World through our PeaceSite/Nobel Festival/Peace Education
programs and projects and to involve as many people as possible,
starting with children. We involve thousands of students each year
in the following programs:
- Peace Sites: 222 in MN and over 750 in the world.
- Nobel Peace Prize Festivals: 2005 marked the 10th, honoring
Kofi Annan and the U.N.
- Peace Education: for K-12 Schools primarily.
Membership: Basic - $25; Home - $35; Diplomat - $50; Ambassador
- $100; World Citizen Club - $500; Nobel Club Level - $1,000.
Number of members: Approx. 230 plus 750 peace sites throughout
Sources of financial support: Membership at various levels, corporations,
foundations, and substantial "in kind" donations.
Contact: Lynn Elling, Founder, 612-729-5133, lynn AT peacesites DOT org
; Martha Roberts,
President, martrobe44 AT aol DOT com,
Melvin Giles, Council Delegate, peacebubbles AT q DOT com;
Wheeler Smith, Council Alternate, 612-874-0862, mail AT peacesites DOT org.
youthrive (MN Associate of PeaceJam)
Address: 615 First Ave NE, Suite 155, Minneapolis, MN 55413
MSN group site: http://www.youthrive.net
Contact: Mike Klein, MAP Delegate, 651-962-5378, firstname.lastname@example.org
; MAP Alternate, TBD.
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