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As of July 5, 2018, 65 Minnesota organizations are members of the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers. Our membership base thus represents many thousands of concerned citizens who seek to make our world a better place in which to live.
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  1. A Million Copies Initiative
  2. A Peace of My Mind
  3. Al-Aqsa Institute
  4. Alternatives to War - St. Cloud
  5. ARK for Peace
  6. Basilica of Saint Mary, Peace & Justice Council
  7. Carondelet Village Peacemakers
  8. Citizens for Global Solutions, Minnesota (formerly World Federalist Association)
  9. Conflict Resolution Center
  10. Consultants Hext
  11. Every Church A Peace Church
  12. First Unitarian Society of Mpls, Social Justice Committee
  13. Foundation for Global Community Minnesota
  14. Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, JPICA Committee
  15. Friends for a NonViolent World
  16. ! Grand Rapids Area Peace Circle & Vets for Peace Chapter 148
  17. Grandmothers For Peace-Twin Cities
  18. Growing Communities for Peace
  19. Hawkinson Fund, Peace & Justice at Grace Univ Lutheran Church
  20. Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Peace and Justice
  21. Iraqi & American Reconciliation Project
  22. Jewish Voice for Peace-Twin Cities
  23. Judson Memorial Baptist Church
  24. Macalester-Plymouth United Church Peacemakers
  25. Middle East Peace Now
  26. Minnesota 9/11 Truth
  27. Minnesota Arms Spending Alternatives Project (MN ASAP)
  28. Minnesota Break the Bonds
  29. Minnesota CISPOS
  30. Minnesota Cuba Committee
  31. Minnesota Fellowship of Reconciliation
  32. Minnesota Move to Amend
  33. Minnesota Peace Action Coalition
  34. Minnesota Peace Project
  35. Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute
  36. MN Pachamama Community
  37. MN350
  38. Nonviolent Peaceforce
  39. Northland Sustainable Solutions
  40. Organic Consumers Association
  41. Peace & Social Justice Writers Group
  42. Peace Non-Violence Curriculum
  43. PeaceMaker Minnesota
  44. Plymouth Congregational Church Global Connections Committee
  45. Presbytery of the Twin Cities Peace & Justice Task Force
  46. Prospect Hills Friends Meeting
  47. Red River Veterans for Peace, Chapter 154
  48. Red Wing Vets for Peace, Ch 115
  49. Sacred Heart Church, Peace & Justice Committee
  50. St. Joan of Arc Church Peace and Justice Committee
  51. St. Luke Presbyterian Church
  52. SE MN Alliance of Peacemakers
  53. Soka Gakkai International-USA, Minnesota Chapter
  54. Twin Cities Peace Campaign
  55. Twin City Artist Front
  56. United Nations Association of Minnesota
  57. University of St. Thomas Justice & Peace Studies
  58. Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27
  59. Veterans for Peace, Chapter 127
  60. Walker Community United Methodist Church
  61. Witness for Peace - Upper Midwest
  62. Women Against Military Madness
  63. Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - MN Metro
  64. Workable World Trust
  65. World Citizen Inc.
  1. * United Nations Association of Minnesota
  2. * Citizens for Global Solutions, Minnesota (formerly World Federalist Association)
  3. * Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Peace and Justice
  4. * Women Against Military Madness
  5. * World Citizen Inc.
  6. * Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27
  7. * First Unitarian Society of Mpls, Social Justice Committee
  8. * Middle East Peace Now
  9. * Growing Communities for Peace
  10. * Foundation for Global Community Minnesota
  11. Presbytery of the Twin Cities Peace & Justice Task Force
  12. * Minnesota Fellowship of Reconciliation
  13. * Plymouth Congregational Church Global Connnections Committee
  14. * Walker Community United Methodist Church
  15. * St. Joan of Arc Church Peace and Justice Committee
  16. * Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - MN Metro
  17. * St. Luke Presbyterian Church, Justice Focus Group
  18. Friends for a NonViolent World
  19. Basilica of Saint Mary, Peace & Justice Council
  20. Twin Cities Peace Campaign
  21. Sacred Heart Church, Peace & Justice Committee
  22. Nonviolent Peaceforce
  23. Witness for Peace - Upper Midwest
  24. Soka Gakkai International-USA, Minnesota Chapter
  25. Twin City Artist Front
  26. Prospect Hills Friends Meeting
  27. Macalester-Plymouth United Church Peacemakers
  28. Every Church A Peace Church
  29. Al-Aqsa Institute
  30. Alternatives to War - St. Cloud
  31. University of St. Thomas Justice & Peace Studies
  32. Hawkinson Fund,Peace & Justice at Grace Univ Lutheran Church
  33. Grandmothers For Peace-Twin Cities
  34. Minnesota 9/11 Truth
  35. Judson Memorial Baptist Church
  36. Minnesota Cuba Committee
  37. A Million Copies Initiative
  38. Organic Consumers Association
  39. Iraqi & American Reconciliation Project
  40. Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, JPICA Committee
  41. Minnesota Peace Project
  42. A Peace of My Mind
  43. Conflict Resolution Center
  44. Veterans for Peace, Chapter 127
  45. Minnesota Peace Action Coalition
  46. Minnesota Move to Amend
  47. Minnesota Break the Bonds
  48. ARK for Peace
  49. Peace & Social Justice Writers Group
  50. Minnesota Arms Spending Alternatives Project (MN ASAP)
  51. Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute
  52. Grand Rapids Area Peace Circle & Vets for Peace Chapter 148
  53. Peace Non-Violence Curriculum
  54. Carondelet Village Peacemakers
  55. Red River Veterans for Peace, Chapter 154
  56. Minnesota CISPOS
  57. MN Pachamama Community
  58. SE MN Alliance of Peacemakers
  59. Consultants Hext
  60. Workable World Trust
  61. Northland Sustainable Solutions
  62. Red Wing Vets for Peace, Ch 115
  63. MN350
  64. Jewish Voice for Peace-Twin Cities
  65. PeaceMaker Minnesota

! Supporting member organization--non-voting

A Million Copies Initiative
Address: 6905 Romeo Rd, Woodbury, MN 55125-2421
Phone: 651-334-5744 (c), 651-730-4849
Email: Dick_Bernard AT msn DOT com
Website: www.amillioncopies.info

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
Email: john AT apeaceofmymind DOT net
Website: http://www.apeaceofmymind.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 apeaceofmymind DOT net.


Al-Aqsa Institute
Address: 1604 Brookdale Dr., Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
Phone: 612-234-7250
Email: elkhatibh0 AT yahoo DOT com
Website: www.aqsamn.org

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: Exec Director, Hussein Khatib (also Council Alternate)


Alternatives to War - St. Cloud Area

Address: PO Box 7806, St Cloud, MN 56303
Phone: 320-252-6448
Email: alternativestowar@gmail.com
Website: http://alternativestowar.com/

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 the world.

  • 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 the imagination.
  • We believe the process of identifying and promoting alternatives to violence requires becoming informed by a wide range of perspectives and questions.
  • 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 at http://alternativestowar.com.

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 Alternate, nusbaum AT lakedalelink DOT net


ARK for Peace
Address: 12621 Sherwood Place, Minnetonka, MN 55305
Phone: 952-544-7414
Fax: 952.541.0740
Email: arbanners AT aol DOT com
Website: http://arkforpeace.org

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


Basilica of Saint Mary, Peace & Justice Council

Address: PO Box 50010, Minneapolis, MN 55405-0010
Phone: 612-333-1381
Website: www.mary.org

To educate the community in global and local issues of peace and justice and provide opportunities to act, so that we may live out our faith.

Contact: Dennis Dillon, 612-333-0723, dennis.dillon AT msn DOT com.


Carondelet Village Peacemakers
525 Fairview Ave S., #332, St. Paul, MN 55116

Delegate: Char Madigan, 651-695-5227, cmadigan AT hope-community DOT org.


Global Solutions
Citizens for Global Solutions, Minnesota

(formerly World Federalist Association)
Address: 445 Wacouta St., Unit 101, St. Paul, MN  55101
Phone: 651-785-4243
Email: nancy-cgs AT Dunlavy DOT net
Website: http://www.globalsolutionsmn.org/

OUR VISION: We envision a future in which countries work together to abolish war, protect universal human rights and freedoms, foster sustainable development, and solve related problems facing humanity that no country can solve alone. This vision requires the involvement of informed world citizens to create and maintain effective democratic global institutions that will supplant the law of force with the rule of law while respecting the diversity and autonomy of national and local communities.

OUR MISSION: We are a membership organization working to build political will, promoting global citizenship and a new spirit of sharing, and devising initiatives to promote our vision. We undertake our mission by organizing educational events, communicating global concerns to public officials, collaborating with globally engaged organizations, and, disseminating proposals to reform and strengthen the United Nations and other international institutions, including the creation of new agencies when necessary.

Membership: $25 individual, $30 couples; $10 students annual membership dues.

Number of Members: 200 in Minnesota, 15,000 nationally.

Sources of financial support: Contributions, membership dues, sale of publications, and honoraria.

Contact: Gail Hughes, Council Delegate, 612-379-7449, hughe038 AT umn DOT edu; Nancy Dunlavy, President, 651-785-4243, nancy-cgs AT Dunlavy DOT net.


Conflict Resolution Center
Address: 2101 Hennepin Ave. So., Minneapolis 55405
Phone: 612-822-9883
Website: www.crcminnesota.org/

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.

Director: M.J. Bauer, director AT crcminnesota DOT org, 612-822-9883; Council Delegate: Elise Chambers, elise AT crcminnesota DOT org.


Consultants Hext
Address: Minneapolis, MN
Phone: 612-290-8291
Website: http://consultantshext.com

Louisa is the North American coordinator for the traveling photographic exhibition, The F Word: Stories of Forgiveness (a program of The Forgiveness Project). The exhibit curated in 2004 uses story-telling to explore ideas around forgiveness and reconciliation. She serves as ambassador for The Charter for Compassion International's Peace and Restorative Justice sectors. She has extensive experience as an advocate in human and civil rights. Louisa is a skilled and experienced mediator, consultant and coach.

Delegate: Louisa Hext, 612-290-8291, louisa AT consultantshext DOT com


Every Church a Peace Church

National Website: http://www.ecapc.org/

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:

The 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: Rodney Olsen, Delegate, Rolsen6376 AT gmail DOT com, 651-228-7224; Mary Faulkner Alternate, 612-823-5524, rfofmplsmn AT aol DOT com.


First Unitarian Society, Social Justice Committee

Address: 900 Mount Curve Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-377-6608
Fax: 612-377-2151
Email: office AT firstunitarian DOT org
Website: www.firstunitarian.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 world.

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.

Council Delegate: Madeline Simon, 952-854-2976, madeline-mpls AT msn DOT com; Alternate: Adele Hansen, 952-927-6035, hanse002 AT tc DOT umn DOT edu; Marcy Leussler, Chair, 612-824-3240, wildrhub AT hotmail DOT com; Rev. Kelli Clement, Social Justice Minister, kelli AT FirstUnitarian DOT org.


Foundation for Global Community, Minnesota

Address: 4345 Coolidge Avenue South, St. Louis Park, MN 55424
Phone: 952-929-1566
Email: stuwbb AT aol DOT com
Website: www.globalcommunity.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.

Contact: Stu Webb, Coordinator, 952-929-1566, stuwbb AT aol DOT com ; Delegate: Peter Blewett, pwblewett AT yahoo DOT com, 952-284-1514.


Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Advisory Committee
Address: 116 8th Ave. SE, Little Falls, MN 56345
Phone: 320-632-0649
Wepsite: www.fslf.org

Contact: Jeff Odendahl, Coordinator and Council Delegate, jodendahl AT fslf DOT org; Sr Joanne Klinnert, Alternate, 612-822-2623, jcklin AT juno DOT com.


Friends for a NonViolent World

Address: 393 Dunlap St, Suite 307, St Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-917-0383
Fax: 651-917-0379
Email: info AT fnvw DOT org
Website: www.fnvw.org

Through education, through example, and through experiences in non-violent living, Friends for a NonViolent 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, Community Solutions Fund, program fees.

Contact: Executive Director - Jenn Hamrick, fnvwgenn AT gmail DOT com; Administrative Manager - Judith Bonhiver - bonhiverfnvw AT gmail DOT com; Cathy Murphy, cathymrph AT gmail DOT com


Grand Rapids Area Peace Circle & Vets for Peace Chapter 148
Address: Grand Rapids, MN
Phone: 218-259-4254
Email: 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.

Council Delegate: Vicki Andrews, 218-259-4254, vicandr AT mchsi DOT com


Grandmothers For Peace

Grandmothers For Peace-Twin Cities
Address: 3900 Sunnyside Road Apt. 3, Edina, MN 55424
Website: grandmothersforpeace-twincities.blogspot.com

Established 33 years ago, we are a group of Minnesotans- not all of us are grandmothers-who vigil every Wednesday and gather on the first Wednesday of each month to hear speakers and share our concerns about nuclear issues, the environment, justice, poverty, violence, war, and the legacy we will leave future generations.

Contact: Mary Murphy, mary.murphy100 AT comcast DOT net, 651-698-8593, Lynne Lokken, Alternate, resisting AT me DOT com, 763-607-1433.


Growing Communities for Peace
Address: 16140 Old Holt Court, Lindstrom, MN 55045
Website: https://www.smarttoolsforlife.com and
Email: julie AT smarttoolsforlife DOT com
Phone: 651-257-9825

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 at
https://www.smarttoolsforlife.com and www.growingcommunitiesforpeace.org

Contact: Julie Penshorn, Director: julie AT smarttoolsforlife DOT com.


Hawkinson Fund for Peace & Justice at Grace University Lutheran Church
Address: 324 Harvard St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-331-8125
Website: www.hawkinsonfoundation.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: Kimberly Sanberg, Executive Director and Council Delegate, ksanberg AT hawkinsonfoundation DOT org, 612-812-0188.


Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Peace & Justice Committee

Address: 511 Groveland, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-871-5303
Fax: 612-871-4684
Email: staff AT haumc DOT org
Website: www.haumc.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 financial support.

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.



Iraqi & American Reconciliation Project
Address: 2021 E Hennepin Ste 200, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: 612-547-9971
Website: http://reconciliationproject.org/

Contact: Jessica Belt, Executive Director; Delegate: Jessica Belt, jessy AT reconciliationproject DOT org; Alternate: Erin Hart, erin AT reconciliationproject DOT org.


Jewish Voice for Peace - Twin Cities
Email: Minnesota AT JewishVoiceforPeace DOT org
Website: http://www.JewishVoiceforPeace.org
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jvptc/info/?tab=page_info

Jewish Voice for Peace a national Jewish organization with offices in New York and California, over 100,000 online activists, and an Advisory Board comprised of numerous prominent Jewish thinkers and artists. Through grassroots organizing, education, advocacy, and media, Jewish Voice for Peace works to achieve peace through justice and full equality for both Palestinians and Israelis. Twin Cities Chapter founded in 2011.

Delegate: Barry Cohen, bbc1717 AT hotmail DOT com, 651-335-6633; Alternate: Asa Diebolt, adiebolt AT gmail DOT com, 607-592-9035.


Judson Memorial Baptist Church
Judson Memorial Baptist Church

Address: 4101 Harriet Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55409
Phone:  (612) 822-0649    
Email:  info AT judsonchurch DOT org
Website: www.judsonchurch.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 orientations.

Contact: Jim ten Bensel, Council Delegate, 612-926-3708, tenbensel AT aol DOT com


Macalester-Plymouth United Church Peacemakers

Address: 1658 Lincoln Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
Phone: 651-698-8871
Email: office AT macalester-plymouth DOT org
Website: www.macalester-plymouth.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 actions
  • 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 mredmondms AT gmail DOT com.


Middle East Peace Now
Address: 6933 Oakland Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423
Phone: 952-941-1341
Email: mepn AT mepn DOT org
Website: www.mepn.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

Members: 64 paid members; 598 on mailing list.

Sources of financial support: Members' dues and donations.

Council Delegate - Margaret Esslinger, 612-920-9428, margesslinger AT yahoo DOT com; Council Alternate - Alice Graner,  amgraner AT aol DOT com,  612-929-7451


Minnesota 9/11 Truth
Address: PO Box 28306
Phone: 612-558-5959
Email: mn911truth AT gmail DOT com
Website: http://mn911truth.org

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.

Council Delegate: Jeffrey Ericson, jcericson AT hotmail DOT com, 612-396-2603;
Alternate: Jim Dustrude, jim.dustrude AT yahoo DOT com, 952-472-0308; Shirley Johnson, 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
Website: http://mn.breakthebonds.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 believe:

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)
Address: Community of St. Martin, 2720 E. 22nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: 218-310-7682
Email: 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: Andrea Olson, olsonpiano AT gmail DOT com; Council Alternate: Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer (651) 962-5336, minnesotaasap AT gmail DOT com


Minnesota CISPOS
Website: https://www.facebook.com/SyriaDialogue.Minnesota

CISPOS is a grassroots organization in solidarity with the Syrian people's struggle for dignity and freedom.

Delegate: Rihab Naheel, rihabnaheel AT gmail DOT com; Alternate: Terry Burke 952-926-0198, terryandy87 AT gmail DOT com.


Minnesota Cuba Committee
Address: 1277 Fremont, St Paul, MN 55106
Phone: 612-623-3452
Email: 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
Website: http://www.mnfor.org

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, 507-663-1859, minnesotafor AT gmail DOT com.


Minnesota Move to Amend
Email: mnmovetoamend AT gmail DOT com
Website: https://movetoamend.org/mn-saint-paul

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 & Council delegate: Robin Monahan, 651-319-2097, robinhrmonahan AT gmail DOT com; Jeff Clark, rocketsf AT gmail DOT com; Barbara Gerten, gerte001 AT tc DOT umn DOT edu.


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, 612-275-2720, braun044 AT umn DOT edu.


Minnesota Peace Project
Address: 7964 Brooklyn Blvd, Suite 121, Minneapolis, MN 55445
Email: Write2us AT minnesotapeaceproject.org
Website: http://www.minnesotapeaceproject.org/

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 and development.

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 bring perspectives and information to Congressional members that might otherwise be suppressed by special interest groups such as the weapons industry.

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

President and Delegate: Roxanne Abbas; Alternate: April Knutson


Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute
Address: P.O. Box 3717, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-377-4660
Email: star DOT mpls AT gmail DOT com

The Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute (aka Peacebuilding) is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan public charity nonprofit organization transforming psychological trauma into nonviolent power. Our mission is to instigate, train, and support racially, sexually, religiously, ethnically, culturally, and economically diverse individuals and organizations to become trauma-informed, resilience-oriented, and restorative justice-focused empowering communities in Minnesota, the USA, and around the world.

Council Delegate: Donna Minter, 612-377-4660, donna AT mnpeace DOT org


MN Pachamama Community
Phone: 651-485-3856
Email: atd DOT minn AT gmail DOT com
Website: http://www.pachamama.org/community/72/minnesota-pachamama-community

The vision that informs the Pachamama Alliance's work is of a world that works for everyone: an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet--a New Dream for humanity.

Delegate:  Katheryn Schneider, katheryn DOT l DOT schneider AT gmail DOT com; Alternate: Christine Hoff, christine AT healingarts101 DOT com.


Phone: 612-424-3878
Email: Info AT MN350 DOT org
Website: http://www.mn350.org/

Our Vision: To return our climate to the safe level of 350ppm of CO2 - or lower - in a way that best promotes a just and livable future.

MN350 believes this change in our climate will be achieved through a fundamental shift in our society, such that climate justice and sustainability for all living species is the lens by which all behavioral, political, economic, and social decisions are made.

Mission: To inspire Minnesotans to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis: to create a new sense of urgency and possibility for our planet.

MN350 knits many efforts together in a powerful and unified call to action--a call that is global, scientific, and relational. We work to build a social movement by empowering individuals, groups and communities to act collectively in addressing the climate crisis.

As we consider both the sense of urgency and the possibility for our planet, MN350 believes that the transition to a low-carbon future is most likely to occur in conjunction with the following:

*parallel development of new models to replace our dependence on fossil fuels

*deep personal and communal changes that shift the collective consciousness of our society

MN350 participates in and supports a broad range of activities that focus on both these new models and the collective consciousness.

Delegate: Kathy Hollander, kathy AT mn350 DOT org, 612-245-9381; Alternate: Jim Tjepkema, jimtjepkema AT gmail DOT com, 612-245-9381.


Nonviolent Peaceforce
Nonviolent Peaceforce

Address: 2160 University Ave W, Suite #550, St. Paul, MN 55114
Phone: 612-871-0005
Fax: 612-871-0006
Email: info AT nonviolentpeaceforce DOT org
Website: http://www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org

Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) promotes and implements unarmed civilian peacekeeping as a tool for reducing violence and protecting civilians in situations of violent conflict. Currently, field teams are in Mindanao, the Philippines, Myanmar, the South Caucasus and South Sudan. 

NP envisions a world in which large-scale unarmed civilian peacekeeping as used in the field by NP peacekeepers is recognized as a viable alternative in preventing, addressing, and mitigating violent conflicts worldwide, and this concept is gaining interest at the United Nations.

NP most often respond to invitations by credible local organizations or governments committed to nonviolent solutions. Once invited, we meet key players, including commanders from opposing sides, local police, religious, business, and civil society leaders. We live and work in communities within conflict zones alongside local people.

Sources of financial support: Foundations, religious organizations, individuals, governments, UNICEF and the U.S. Institute of Peace.

 Contact: Mel Duncan, director; Kathleen Laurila, staff, klaurila AT nonviolentpeaceforce DOT org; Amy Hansen, staff, 612-871-0005, x232, ahansen AT nonviolentpeaceforce DOT org.


Northland Sustainable Solutions
Address: P.O. Box 6321, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: 612-388-2542
Website: http://www.sustainablenorthland.org

A collaborative community informed and inspired by nature's wisdom to effect personal and planetary transformation.

Our organization has been collaborating with area groups since 2006, and has received financial support from MAP for our Northland Bioneers Conferences.

Delegate:Rebecca Cramer, rebacramer AT gmail DOT com, 612-388-2542; Alternate: Endel Kallas, ekallas AT gmail DOT com.


Organic Consumers Association
Address: 6771 S Silver Hill Dr, Finland, MN 55603
Phone: 218-226-4164
Website: www.organicconsumers.org

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


Peace & Social Justice Writers Group
Address: Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave. S. #30L, Minneapolis 55415
Email: loftpeacewriters AT gmail DOT com
Phone: 612-819-1890

Delegate: Philip J. Lund, 612-819-1890, loftpeacewriters AT gmail DOT com; Burt Berlowe, Council Alternate, 612-722-1504, bberlowe AT gmail DOT com


Peace Non-Violence Curriculum
Address: 217 2nd St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: 612-623-7787
Email: Ramnaraine AT cs DOT com
Website: http://www.cecilram.com

A peace-nonviolence cultural diversity course taught at Mpls high schools.

After looking at the research on Peace Education, the author has concluded that it is time for school administrators and teachers to implement a curriculum for Peace Education. This means not just teaching about peace and providing information on peace problems. It means implementing the methods and means where by peace can be practiced in the classroom. Peace must be openly espoused and taught to our students. We cannot depend on subliminal, incidental learning or hidden curriculum. Peace must be actively pursued by both teachers and students in all parts of educational system. Peace must become an inter-disciplinary exercise in order to be integrated into our attitude and behavior.

High School & Undergraduate Course
Grades 1-6
A Brief introduction to the History of Non-Violence

MAP Delegate: Cecil Ramnaraine, 612-623-7787, Ramnaraine AT cs DOT com


PeaceMaker Minnesota
Address: 2131 Fairview Ave North, Suite E, Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: 651-631-1604
Email: dmcneil AT peacemakermn DOT org
Website: www.peacemakermn.org

Mission: To help create a more peaceful world, the mission of PeaceMaker Minnesota is to help schools to be safer places, free from bullying and harassment, and to help students learn positive relational skills like empathy, respect, cooperation and how to resolve conflicts peacefully.

Our strategy is to help schools use the best practices in youth violence prevention and to develop sustainable funding to strengthen their work.

PeaceMaker Minnesota develops ongoing partnerships with public, private and charter schools in Minnesota to support long-term change.

Executive Director & Council Delegate: Dan McNeil, dmcneil AT peacemakermn DOT org, 651-285-7087; Alternate: Monica Gallagher, gallaghermonica7 AT gmail DOT com.


Plymouth Congregational Church, Global Connections Committee

Address: 1900 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-871-7400
Website: http://www.plymouth.org

Acts as a catalyst for increasing awareness and engagement of the congregation with peoples, cultures and justice issues around the world, providing educational programs, inter-cultural dialogues, and advocacy for issues of human rights, nonviolent peacemaking, humanitarian needs and social justice.

Contact: Chuck Grose, Council Delegate, chuckgrose AT msn DOT com, 952-496-3812; Larry Johnson, larryjvfp AT gmail DOT com, 612-747-3904; Kathleen Laurila, klaurila AT mac DOT com, 612 868 2003.


Presbytery of the Twin Cities Peace & Justice Task Force
Address: 122 West Franklin Ave, Rm 508, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Website: http://www.presbyterytwincities.org/

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, 612-799-0595


Prospect Hills Friends Meeting
Address: 1725 Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone: 612-379-7398
Website: http://www.quaker.org/mfcc/phfm/
Frank Wood, 612-379-7386, fwood AT umn DOT edu


Red River Veterans for Peace, Chapter 154
Address: PO Box 5612, Fargo, ND 58105-5612
Email: rrvfp AT yahoogroups DOT com
Website: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/RRVFP/info

A chapter of Veterans For Peace serving Northwest Minnesota and North Dakota. VFP is a non-profit educational and humanitarian organization dedicated to the abolishment of war.

Contact: Delegate: Stephen Gates, stephenjgates AT yahoo DOT com; Alternate: Ron Saeger, 701-232-1612, msaeger AT cableone DOT net.


Red Wing Veterans for Peace, Chapter 115

A chapter of Veterans For Peace serving Southeast Minnesota. VFP is a non-profit educational and humanitarian organization dedicated to the abolishment of war.

William Habedank, whabedank AT yahoo DOT com, 651-764-1866; Hank Brummer, ekstrandb AT gmail DOT com.


Sacred 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 1994

Source of Financial support: Outreach Commission allowance.

Contact: Francie Carr, Committee Chair, Council Delegate, 651-739-2000; reggram3 AT comcast DOT net.


St. Joan of Arc Church

Address: 4537 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Phone: 612-823-8205
Fax: 612-825-7028
Email: jmadden AT stjoan DOT com
Website: http://www.stjoan.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 of Christ.

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; Bill Adamski, adamski DOT bill AT gmail DOT com; Sue Budd, Peace Jam (Youth), Suebudd AT comcast DOT net, 952-250-1927


St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
St. Luke Presbyterian Church
Address: 3121 Groveland School Road, Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 952-473-7378
Fax: 952-473-7370

"...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 is desirable.

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.


SE MN Alliance of Peacemakers
Email: peacemaker AT semnap DOT org
Website: http://www.semnap.org/

The Southeast Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers is a group of concerned individuals who have come together to promote world peace and justice through non-violent means. It aims to be a vehicle of communication between all groups of the area to promote united efforts toward peace and justice.

Contact: Iria Miller, email (see above).


Soka Gakkai International-USA, Minnesota Chapter

Address: 1201 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-724-8898
Fax: 651-645-2855
Email: info AT @sgi-usa-mn DOT org
Website: www.sgi-usa-mn.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: Delegate: Larry Meier, larry DOT d DOT meier1 AT gmail DOT com, 320-287-3502; Alternate: Nancy Dunlavy, nancy2 AT dunlavy DOT net, cell 651-785-4243.


Twin Cities Peace Campaign
Address: 4015 Upton Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55412
Phone: 612-275-2720
Fax: 612-522-4613
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 the committee.

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.


Twin City Artist Front
Address: 4043 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Phone: 612-823-6921
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: 821 Raymond Ave. Suite 400, St. Paul, MN 55114
Phone: 612-455-2665
Email: info AT unamn DOT org
Website: www.unamn.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 well.

Contact: Tatiana Campbell, Administrative Associate, 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 St. Thomas Justice & Peace Studies

Address: 2115 Summit Ave (JRC 432), St Paul, MN 55105
Website: www.stthomas.edu/justpeace

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: 4200 Cedar Ave S, Suite 7, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-821-9141
Email: vfpchapter27 AT gmail DOT com
Website: http://www.vfpchapter27.org

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: President David Logsdon, vfp27 AT gmail DOT com; Delegate: John MacLeod, mnadvrider AT gmail DOT com; Alternate: James Steinhagen, 612-722-1112, djsteinhagen AT msn DOT com.


Veterans for Peace, Chapter 127



Hawkinson Fund for Peace & Justice at Grace University Lutheran Church
Address: 324 Harvard St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-812-0188
Website: www.hawkinsonfoundation.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: Kimberly Sanberg, Executive Director and Council Delegate, ksanberg AT hawkinsonfoundation DOT org, 612-812-0188.


Walker Community United Methodist Church

Address: P.O. Box 7588, 3104 16th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-722-6612
Fax: 612-722-6003
Website: www.walkerchurch.org

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: info AT wilpfm DOT org

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; Elise Roberts, Council Delegate, 920-421-2269, info AT wilpfm DOT org.


Women Against Military Madness

Address: 4200 Cedar Ave S, Suite 3,
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-827-5364
Fax: 612-827-6433
Email: wamm AT mtn DOT org
Website: WomenAgainstMilitaryMadness.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 committees.

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 events.

Contact: Contact: Kristin Dooley, Director, wammdirector AT mtn DOT com, or Sophia Myers-Kelley, office manager, wammofficemanager AT mtn DOT com or call both at 612-378-3825.


Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Minnesota Metro Branch

Address: Box 14752, Minneapolis, MN 55414-0752
Phone: 651-458-7090
Email: wilpf@earthlink.net
Website: http://www.wilpfmn.org/

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: Zehra Keye, ZKeye AT aol DOT com; Delegate: Evelyn Durkee. 612-521-1809.


Workable World Trust
Address: 5492 Bald Eagle Blvd. E, White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110
Phone: 651-785-4243
Website: www.workableworld.org/

The Trust will work to promote a progressively better world through improved decision-making and program execution within the United Nations and in other global governance agencies.

Contact: Joe Schwartzberg, 651-429-9562, schwa004 AT umn DOT edu; Delegate: Nancy Dunlavy, 651-785-4243, nancy2 AT dunlavy DOT net


World Citizen

Address: P.O. Box 9296, St. Paul, MN 55109
Phone: 651-695-2587
Fax: 651-695-0254
Email: mail AT peacesites DOT org
Website: www.peacesites.org/

World Citizen, Inc. works to empower communities to educate for a just and peaceful world through our International PeaceSite and Peace Education programs to involve as many people as possible, starting with children.

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 the world.

Sources of financial support: Membership at various levels, corporations, foundations, and substantial "in kind" donations.

Contact: Martha Roberts, President, martrobe44 AT aol DOT com, 612-554-7009; Cathy Manning, Delegate, cathymanning_mn1 AT Comcast DOT net.


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