Peace and Justice Media Resources
- The Hummingbird: An African parable for our times by Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai
- Sands of Oman: An ode to war from the point of view of a war reporter. Poem written and read by Naseem Rakha
- Four: The Fourth Anniversary of the US-led Invasion of Iraq. A short film by Gus Frederick
Peace and Justice Web Resources
Salem Fellowship of Reconciliation
SPFP Members join with Salem FOR
on the Oregon State Capitol Steps
- Center for Intercultural Organizing
Founded by Portland-area immigrants and refugees, the Center for Intercultural Organizing was originally established to combat widespread anti-Muslim sentiment after 9/11. Since then, the Center has maintained the struggle against Islamophobia, while broadening its focus toward building a multi-racial, multicultural movement for immigrant and refugee rights.
- CODEPINK Women for Peace
CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities. We reject the Bush administration's fear-based politics that justify violence, and instead calls for policies based on compassion, kindness and a commitment to international law. With an emphasis on joy and humor, CODEPINK women and men seek to activate, amplify and inspire a community of peacemakers through creative campaigns and a commitment to non-violence.
- Columbia River Fellowship for Peace
Columbia River Fellowship for Peace is a not-for-profit peace and justice group serving communities in the Mid-Columbia region of Oregon and Washington. CRFP is affiliated with the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Oregon PeaceWorks, and the Rural Organizing Project.
- Fellowship Of Reconciliation
In 1914, an ecumenical conference was held in Switzerland by Christians seeking to prevent the outbreak of war in Europe. Before the conference ended, however, World War I had started and those present had to return to their respective countries. At a railroad station in Germany, two of the participants, Henry Hodgkin, an English Quaker, and Friedrich Sigmund-Schultze, a German Lutheran, pledged to find a way of working for peace even though their countries were at war. Out of this pledge Christians gathered in Cambridge, England in December 1914 to found the Fellowship of Reconciliation. The FOR-USA was founded one year later, in 1915. FOR has since become an interfaith and international movement with branches and groups in over 40 countries and on every continent. Today the membership of FOR includes Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, and people of other faith traditions, as well as those with no formal religious affiliation.
- Gandhi-King Community
A Community for Global Peace with Social Justice in a Sustainable Environment. Continuing a tradition of nonviolent transformation inspired by the ideas of Mohandas K. Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
- The Iraq Moratorium
The IM unites people and groups who want to end the war and bring the troops home. On the Third Friday of every month, we ask people to do something - anything - to call for an end to the war. It can range from wearing an armband or button to work or school to planning or attending one of the hundreds of rallies, marches, vigils and other actions taking place in growing numbers across the country. Two-thirds of the America people want this senseless bloodshed to end, but the politicians are moving at glacial speed. It's time to turn up the heat. It's got to stop! We've got to stop it!
- Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Waging peace involves promoting social change through influencing political decisions as they unfold and working to create a society that resolves conflict through nonviolent means. It also entails educating oneself about alternative perspectives on war and peace including US military engagement and ongoing efforts to build a culture of peace.
- Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation
The Olympia Chapter of the Fellowship of Reconciliation seeks to replace violence, war, racism, intolerance, and economic and social injustice with nonviolence, peace and justice. We are an organization of many faiths committed to active nonviolence as a transformative way of life and as a means of profound social change. We model these principles by personal example. We collaborate and dialogue with the larger community to educate and to engage in nonviolent and compassionate actions.
- Oregon Fellowship of Reconciliation
Oregon FOR is composed of women and men who recognize the essential unity of all creation and have joined together to explore the power of love and truth for resolving human conflict. It is our hope that OFOR can work with individuals and other groups to carry out this high purpose in our time and in the places where we live. We look forward to working with all peace groups in the years to come.
- Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (OADP) is incorporated in the State of Oregon as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the purpose of research and education on the effectiveness of the death penalty and its alternatives. OADP is committed to working with all stakeholders in the capital punishment system to find alternative solutions to violence. OFOR is represented on the OADP Board of Directors, and vice-versa.
- Oregon Peace Works
Our vision is that peace is more than the absence of war. Peace embraces an active, nonviolent approach to problems, an understanding that all people have a right to share the resources of the earth and a commitment to fair play and a role for every person in the decisions that affect their lives. Peace, therefore, implies action on behalf of a broad range of concerns. Our Mission is to educate and activate people to work for peace, justice and environmental protection.
- Preaching Peace
PreachingPeace.org is a website dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For almost 2,000 years clergy have sought to bear witness to the revelation of God in Christ, sensing therein, something distinctive, something different, something good. At the beginning of the twenty first century, the world is need of this something different, something good. It is in need of Jesus.
- PDX Peace
PDX Peace is a coalition of organizations and individuals in the greater Portland, Oregon area building a movement for peace and justice. Our immediate and vital goal is ending the war in Iraq and bringing US troops home. We are committed to US policies based on democratic principles, human rights, and nonviolent resolution of conflict.
- Peace and Justice Works
Peace and Justice Works [PJW], formerly known as Portland Peaceworks, is an Oregon non-profit corporation whose main purpose is to educate the general public on important issues including but not limited to: Peace, Justice, the Environment, and Human Rights.
- Peace House
Uniquely positioned in Southern Oregon, Peace House is the only non-profit organization in the area with a mission of being a nonviolence center for education and action, social change justice and environmental sustainability. Our presence supports and networks with the rural communities around us. Through education and action, Peace House seeks to create a culture of nonviolence that addresses the root causes of oppression. We focus on a variety of issues from militarism to community sustainability and self-reliance and we collaborate with a wide variety of groups and individuals working for peace and social justice.
- Portland Peaceful Response Coalition
The Portland Peaceful Response Coalition is a volunteer community organization advocating peaceful, nonviolent responses to conflict. PPRC emerged from a community gathering on the evening of September 11, 2001, as people of many local peace and justice organizations came together in anticipation of a violent, unjust and criminally misguided response by the US government to the 9/11 attacks.
- Salem Fellowship of Reconciliation
Monthly program meetings are held each fourth Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the Salem Friends Meeting House, (490 19th St. NE, Salem). "FOR at 4:00 on every Fourth!"
- United for Peace and Justice
United for Peace and Justice is a coalition of more than 1300 local and national groups throughout the United States who have joined together to protest the immoral and disastrous Iraq War and oppose our government's policy of permanent warfare and empire-building. We welcome the participation of any and all national, regional and local groups who share our goals and wish to work with others.
- Youth Against War and Racism
Youth Against War and Racism began in the fall of 2004 when three high school members of Socialist Alternative started to organize against military recruiters at Kennedy High in Bloomington, Minnesota. When their principal tried to ban them from setting up an antiwar table against military recruiters, the students waged a successful public campaign defending their free speech rights. YAWR's call for student walkouts have been endorsed by Cindy Sheehan, Noam Chomsky, and Howard Zinn, to name a few. YAWR now has the potential to grow substantially and become a key force in the student antiwar movement in the areas where it is active.