Peacebuilding

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The Bomb won't go away on its own
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1982
Our task is to break out of this closed self-justifying system by depriving governments of the passive populations they need, by refusing to accept the choices we are offered and instead becoming acti...
Children and Peacemaking
Acker, Ruth et al
Book
1992
A guide for parents and teachers interested in cultivating a peacemaking approach in children. Provides references to resources for children, parents and teachers to help develop a constructive attitu...
Conflict Resolution in the Classroom: A Curriculum Project
Article
Peer Conflict Resolution Through Creative Negotiation is a curriculum for grades four through six.
Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
Article
1989
A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rig...
Connexions Library: Peace Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on peace and conflict resolution.
The Everyday Activist: 365 Ways to Change the World
Horton, Michael
Book
2006
A positive, practical guide to healing the world - one day at a time. Packed with ideas and facts from leading campaign organizations, this handbook shows how the smallest actions can make a differenc...
Going Home: Building Peace in El Salvador: The Story of Repatriation
Compher, Vic; Jackson, Laura; Morgan, Besty (eds.)
Book
1991
After a decade of disastrous civil war, hope for the rebuilding of El Salvador lies with its courageous refugee population. Tired of waiting to return home alive, the "campesinos" decided to return to...
Great Peacemakers: True Stories from Around the World
Bellar, Ken; Chase, Heather
Book
2008
Profiles 20 world's most effective activists in this five-part book. Each part highlights different types of peacemakers. Part One recognizes activists who stand out for their efforts of choosing non-...
How We Ended the Cold War
Tirman, John
Article
1999
Peace activists' demand for an end to nuclear madness played a decisive role.
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Making the Abolition of War a Realistic Goal
Sharp, Gene
Article
1980
This popular essay provides a brief introduction to civilian-based defense, a policy in which civilians are prepared to use nonviolent resistance as a means of national defense.
The 1990 Prague Appeal: Let Us Found a Helsinki Citizens Assembly
Article
1990
The peaceful transition of Europe is unthinkable without the full observance of all human and civil rights.
Now Is The Time
El Sarraj, Eyad
Article
2006
The world must be offered the chance to see the good Palestinian, the good Arab and the good Muslim. We must be offered the chance to see the good Jew and the well-intentioned Christians and West. It ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 5, 2016: International Women's Day
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
In this issue of Other Voices, we mark International Women's Day. An article written by Alexandra Kollontai in 1920 talks about the early history of this event, which grew out of a proposal put forwar...
Peace Beyond Annapolis: Against The Current vol. 132
Newash, Hasan; Finkel, David
Article
2008
What are the prospects for progress toward Israeli-Palestinian and regional peace coming out of the one-day conference called by president George W. Bush? One leading Arab-American organization offeri...
Peace is Possible
Bouchard, Mary Alban
Book
1985
Peacemaking in Your Neighbourhood: Reflections on an Experiment in Community Mediation
Beer, Jennifer E.
Book
1986
Describes ten years of work of the Community Dispute Settlement Program, an innovative program in a suburban area near Philadelphia, founded by the Society of Friends (Quakers). The program set out to...
A Persistent Peace: One Man's Struggle for a Nonviolent World
Dear, John
Book
2007
Jesuit priest John Dear ministers to the needy at the margins of society. He is a pacifist and anti-war activist who has spoken out against the Pentagon and the wars in Afghanistan and in Iraq. His vi...
Powerful Peacemaking: A Strategy for a Living Revolution
Lakey, George
Book
This book presents an approach with historical examples for the creation of social empowerment and global change in the quest for a peaceful and just world. It proposes a five-stage strategy for non-v...
The Ramallah Concert
Barenboim, Daniel, and the East-West Divan Orchestra
Film/Video
2005
This concert by the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra took place in August of 2005 in the Palestinian Territory in the city of Ramallah and includes repertoire that Daniel Barenboim is famous for, such as ...
A Response to Critics: Against The Current vol. 123
Baldock, Kale
Article
2006
David Finkel's comments (ATC 122) about my book Is Iraq Another Vietnam?, and about my position against immediately withdrawing the US military from Iraq, were well-informed and fair. So were the judg...
Setting Up a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone
Craig, Donald
Article
1987
How to mobilize a community to declare itself a Nuclear Weapon Free Zone.
Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political
Rebick, Judy
Book
2009
Rebick champions new ways of achieving political goals by emphasizing co-operation and consensus over confrontation and partisanship.
Truth Against Truth
Avnery, Uri
Article
2003
Challenges the myths, conventional lies, and historical falsehoods on which most of the arguments of both Israeli and Palestinian propaganda rest. The truths of both sides are intertwined into one his...
Unarmed Victory
Russell, Bertrand
Book
1963
The Ursula Franklin Reader: Pacifism as a Map
Franklin, Ursula; Swenarchuk, Michelle
Book
2006
A prominent Canadian peace activist discusses peace, technology, justice and women's issues in a collection of essays, speeches and unpublished musings.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Established in 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nation...
Conflict Resolution Network Canada
Help people find constructive ways through conflict by encouraging the use of peaceful processes in everyday life. CR Network Canada develops, promotes and extends the use of conflict resolution and r...
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Peace Brigades International
PBI is an international NGO that has been promoting nonviolence and protecting human rights since 1981. Our work is based on the principles of non-partisanship and non-interference in the internal aff...
Peacebuild
Peacebuild, formerly the Canadian Peacebuilding Coordinating Committee, is a network of Canadian non-governmental organizations and institutions, academics and individuals engaged in a wide range of a...
Project Ploughshares
Canadian ecumenical agency of the Canadian Council of Churches that carries out research, analysis, dialogue and public discussion of peace and security issues in Canada and internationally. Issues in...
Zatoun
Zatoun is a NGO which brings fair trade olive oil from occupied Palestine. It highlights the plight of Palestinian farmers and the destruction of their livelihood. Olive oil is a basic food which remi...

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Bat Shalom (Daughter of Peace)
Website
Feminist peace organization working toward a just peace between Israel and its Arab neighbours.
Gush Shalom
Organization profile published 2007
Organization
Gush Shalom (Translated from Hebrew, the name means "The Peace Bloc") is the hard core of the Israeli peace movement. Often described as "resolute", "militant", "radical" or "consistent", it is known...
Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
Organization profile published 2007
Organization
A non-violent, direct-action group originally established to oppose and resist Israeli demolition of Palestinian houses in the Occupied Territories, now also engaged in resistance activities in other ...
Jewish Voice for Peace
Website
A diverse and democratic community of activists inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, and human rights. Supports the aspirations of Israelis and Palestinians for sec...
Peace Magazine
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Articles about disarmament; conflict resolution; nonviolent sanctions; peace institutions (e.g. the United Nations and the World Court); conflicts and crises around the world; profiles of activists an...
Pigeon Hill Peacemaking Centre
Organization profile published 1988
Organization
1988
Ta'ayush
Organization profile published 2007
Organization
A grassroots movement of Arabs and Jews working to break down the walls of racism and segregation by constructing a true Arab-Jewish partnership.