As of January 2017, sixty nine Minnesota peace organizations
were 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
The Alliance's vision is global and is informed by a
set of core beliefs that are set out in its Guiding
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.
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
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 common
Responsibilities entailed by becoming a member of the
Alliance are as follows:
- 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
JOIN - If your organization
would like to join Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, or
you would like further information about joining, send
email to firstname.lastname@example.org.