Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies

Web Sites Related to Peacemaking


Big Picture Small World
This site provides information on educational programs which seek to motivate and excite students and others about the wonders and challenges of our global predicament and how we can participate in shaping the world to match our values. Programs are presented in engaging ways that lead to valuable insight, increased academic understanding and effective involvement in our world. Services include web movies, lectures, assemblies, teacher training, consulting, books, and curriculum materials. Topics include the environment, globalization, peace, leadership, and strategic planning.


Catholic Peace Fellowship
The Catholic Peace Fellowship is a pacifist organization which opposes war, supports conscientious objection, and seeks to educate persons about alternatives to military service. The site includes a newsletter and information on saints who have worked for peace.


Christian Peacemaker Teams
Christian Peacemaker Teams offers an organized, nonviolent alternative to war and other forms of inter-group conflict. The website explains the work of the teams in various places, including the United States, Canada, Colombia, Iraq, Hebron, and the United Kingdom. The site also includes materials on efforts to oppose violent toys. Sponsors of the program include the Church of the Brethren, Quakers, and Mennonite Churches. The Baptist Peace Fellowship, Every Church a Peace Church, On Earth Peace, and the Presbyterian Peace fellowship are also sponsors.


Conflict Resolution Education Connection

The Conflict Resolution Education Connection is a web site devoted to the promotion of conflict resolution education throughout the world. Use this site to explore some of the wide array of available materials that support conflict resolution education.


Education for Justice
This site contains resources, including prayer services, curriculum materials and teaching units on a number of topics related to peace and justice. Neumann College has an institutional membership to enable access to all areas of the website. Contact the Neumann Library or the Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies for user name and password.


Fellowship of Reconciliation
The Fellowship of Reconciliation is an interfaith organization committed to active nonviolence as a transforming way of life and as a means of radical change. FOR seeks to replace violence, war, racism, and economic injustice with nonviolence, peace, and justice. The site provides articles, links to online magazines and other organizations working for peace. There is also an online store with many peace products.


Franciscans International
Franciscans International is a non-governmental association at the United Nations working for peace and justice in solidarity with persons throughout the world. The site has well-researched information and excellent links.


Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service
Established by the Franciscan Friars of California this service provides resources to counter the systemic roots of violence and the attitudes and behaviors which nurture such violence. Copies of the newsletter, The Wolf, are available.


Pax Christi
Pax Christi International is a non-profit, non-governmental Catholic peace movement, spread over 30 countries and 5 continents, with over 60,000 members worldwide. Pax Christi has a specific focus on demilitarization, security and arms trade, development and human rights, and ecology. This comprehensive website includes articles, pamphlets, and links to many other organizations working on the same issues.

Peaceful Tomorrows
Peaceful Tomorrows is an advocacy organization founded by family members of September 11th victims who have united to turn their grief into action for peace. Their mission is to seek effective nonviolent solutions to terrorism, and to acknowledge our common experience with all people similarly affected by violence throughout the world.


Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia 
The Sisters of St. Francis have developed an excellent resource for everyone who values peacemaking. This site is a good place to start for articles, resources, prayers, and links with a number of other valuable websites.


The Institute for Peace and Justice
The Institute for Peace and Justice is an independent, interfaith, not-for-profit organization that creates resources, provides learning experiences, and advocates publicly for alternatives to violence and injustice at the individual, family, community, institutional and global levels. In 1981 the Institute created the "Parenting for Peace and Justice Network." In 1996 this collaboration resulted in the creation of the "Families Against Violence Advocacy Network" and its Pledge of Nonviolence for families, schools, faith communities, workplaces and prisons. In 2004 the Institute added a "Teens Acting for Peace Program", a Preschool Peace Program, and a Violent Offenders Program.


The Martin Luther King Center
Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, this is the official living memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of America's greatest nonviolent movement for justice and peace. The Center utilizes diverse communications media, including books, audio and video cassettes, film, television, CDs and web pages, to educate people about Dr. King's life, work and his philosophy and methods of nonviolent conflict-reconciliation and social change. The site includes a basic orientation to Dr. King's philosophy of non-violence and provides links to helpful resources.


The Peace and Justice Studies Association
Formed in 2001 as a result of the merger of the Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development and the Peace Studies Association, the association is dedicated to bringing together academics, K-12 educators, and grassroots activists to explore alternatives to violence and share visions and strategies for social justice and social change. PJSA also serves as a professional association for scholars in the field of peace and conflict resolution studies. The online newsletter,The Peace Chronicle, published three times a year includes information on peace research, peace studies, peace education, and book and film reviews.