Peace and Conflict Transformation Links
The Applied Conflict Resolution Organizations Network is a dynamic network of over 22 organizations actively engaged in peacebuilding activities around the world. ACRON seeks to promote communication, coordination, and collaboration among applied conflict resolution organizations; increase awareness of and funding for the field; and build bridges to other applied and academic organizations in related fields.
African Centres for Peace Education and Training www.peace.ca/africa.htm
Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace runs this site, which includes (among many other things) links to African centers for peace education and training.
This site provides invaluable information about organizations that promote cooperation between Israelis/Jews/Zionists and Palestinians/Muslims/Arabs. Opened to the public in 1995, Ariga was the first web-based source of news from Israel emphasizing the peace process. Ariga is an open platform, unaffiliated with any specific group.
Association for Conflict Resolution http://acresolution.org
ACR is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution. ACR represents and serves over 7000 mediators, arbitrators, facilitators, educators, and others involved in the field of conflict resolution and collaborative decision-making. ACR was launched in January 2001, when the Academy of Family Mediators (AFM), the Conflict Resolution Education Network (CREnet), and the Society for Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR) merged into one organization.
Buddhist Peace Fellowship www.bpf.org
BPF seeks to awaken peace where there is conflict, bring insight to institutionalized ignorance, promote communication and cooperation among sanghas, and in the spirit of wisdom, compassion, and harmony, offer practical help wherever possible. Members are involved in disarmament work, environmental and human rights, including campaigns that oppose oppression of Buddhists in Bangladesh, Burma, Vietnam, and Tibet.
The Conflict Resolution Information Source (CRInfo) is a cooperative effort to strengthen the conflict field's information infrastructure. The site has catalogued over 8,000 web, hard copy, audio and video resources.
Campus Mediation Resources www.mtds.wayne.edu/campus.htm
Run by Bill Warters, Ph.D., of Wayne State University, this site is dedicated to supporting the development of mediation and conflict resolution services at colleges and universities. Includes searchable web links to more than 150 campus mediation projects, an extensive bibliography, program development resources, links to sample policies, etc.
Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict www.ccpdc.org
The Carnegie Corporation of New York established the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict in May 1994 to address the looming threat to world peace of intergroup violence and to advance new ideas for the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict. Their 'publications' and 'educational resources' sections are useful resources for teachers.
The Center for Nonviolent Communication www.cnvc.org
CNVC is a nonprofit training and peacemaking organization dedicated to fostering the 'Nonviolent Communication' process. NVC is a method for being heard, hearing others, clearly and confidently expressing our needs and dreams, and for working through conflict with compassion and success. NVC encourages people to reframe how they express themselves and hear others by focusing on what they are observing, feeling, needing, and requesting.
Centre for World Dialogue www.worlddialogue.org
Established in 1995, the Cyprus-based Centre for World Dialogue is an international NGO that exists to promote greater understanding between the peoples of the world. The Centre has hosted conferences, seminars and meetings in Cyprus and elsewhere on issues of international concern and publishes a quarterly journal called Global Dialogue, which promotes the exchange ideas on a broad range of international issues. Subscriptions to the journal, which aims to encourage debate as an alternative to violence, are $60/year for individuals and $92/year for institutions.
Founded in the UK in 1993, CODEP (the Conflict, Development and Peace Network) is a multi-disciplinary forum for academics, organizations and practitioners involved in exploring the causes of conflict and its impact on people's lives. Some of CODEP's activities include an email newsletter, an online database, and an annual international conference on conflict and development.
Community Relations Service www.usdoj.gov/crs/
CRS, an arm of the U.S. Department of Justice, is a specialized Federal conciliation service available to State and local officials to help resolve and prevent racial and ethnic conflict, violence and civil disorders. CRS helps local officials and residents tailor locally defined resolutions when conflict and violence threaten community stability and well-being.
The Consensus Building Institute, Inc. www.cbuilding.org
CBI is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based organization committed to refining the art and science of consensus building. Consensus building involves informal, face-to-face interaction among representatives of stakeholding groups. It aims for "mutual gain" solutions, rather than win-lose or lowest common denominator outcomes.
Consortium on Peace Research, Education & Development www.evergreen.edu/user/copred/
COPRED is a community of educators, activists and researchers working on alternatives to violence and war. Founded in 1970 by a small group of teachers and scholars, COPRED has grown to almost 500 institutional and individual members, including K-12 educators, peace activists, conflict resolution practitioners, university professors and clergy. Members of COPRED have access to bibliographies, syllabi collections, curriculum services, a speaker's bureau, an annual conference, a quarterly academic journal Peace & Change, a networking newsletter The Peace Chronicle, and materials for the media.
Desktop Guide to Alternative Dispute Resolution www.firstmediation.com/desktopguide
This online guide provides clear and concise definitions for the most common dispute resolution terms and procedures.
Dialogue Webpage for Conflicts Worldwide http://www.dwcw.org
Presented by the Japan Center for Conflict Prevention (JCCP) (http://www.jccp.gr.jp, info: ), DWCP is a resource and service for all people interested in conflict and its prevention. DWCP aims to contribute to the improvement of mutual understanding between opposing sides of conflict throughout the world, and provides a free email newsletter which reports new contributions and developments on the site.
Directory of College and University Peace Studies Programs http://csf.colorado.edu/peace/academic.html
This web page, maintained by Robin Crews, includes links to online course lists and syllabi.
Educators for Social Responsibility www.esrnational.org
ESR's mission is to make teaching social responsibility a core practice in education so that young people develop the convictions and skills needed to shape a safe, sustainable, democratic, and just world. ESR's largest program, the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (RCCP) is a comprehensive, K-12 school-based program in conflict resolution and intergroup relations that provides a model for preventing violence and creating caring learning communities.
Global Nonviolent Peace Force www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org
A new effort which builds upon the recent experiences of many organizations that have successfully experimented with the application of "Third Party Nonviolent Intervention" techniques in areas of advanced conflict.
Givat Haviva www.dialogate.org.il
Givat Haviva is a leading organization in Israel successfully bridging Israelis, Palestinians, and people from other Arab states. Updated constantly, this site promotes dialogue among people and nations and can be read in three languages: Hebrew, Arabic and English.
Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy www.imtd.org
Established in 1992, IMTD promotes a systems approach to peacebuilding and facilitates the transformation of deep-rooted social conflict around the world. IMTD is based in Washington, DC and has 1237 members in 31 countries.
The Institute of World Affairs (IWA) www.iwa.org
IWA was founded in 1924 as a non-profit international organization devoted to international understanding and the peaceful resolution of conflict. The Institute provides training programs designed to enhance professional skills in conflict resolution and infrastructure development. Institute projects address the full range of peace enhancing activities, from preventive action to post-conflict reconciliation and peace building.
Karuna Center for Peacebuilding www.karunacenter.org
The Karuna Center provides education and training to transform conflict by promoting dialogue and reconciliation. In regions torn by war or conflict, they work with local groups in their own efforts to strengthen conditions for peace and justice.
Mediate.com is a comprehensive website which provides access to over 1000 conflict resolution-related articles and 5500 mediators, an excellent calendar of mediation events and trainings, and much more.
MidEast Citizen Diplomacy www.mideastdiplomacy.org
A U.S. based non-profit organization, MidEast Citizen Diplomacy is dedicated to promoting Jewish-Palestinian reconciliation through people-to-people peace building initiatives, compassionate Listening as a tool for reconciliation and educational outreach.
National Funding Collaborative on Violence Prevention www.peacebeyondviolence.org
NFCVP is a partnership among public and private funders, community collaborators, and experts in violence prevention and other disciplines. It was developed to address violence and its related problems in a coordinated way, and to nurture a national violence prevention movement through advocacy, action, public awareness and a focus on prevention. The Collaborative raises public awareness that violence is preventable and empowers citizens to tackle violence in their communities.
National Peace Foundation www.nationalpeace.org
NPF, which has approximately 8,000 members nationwide, strives to promulgate peacebuilding and conflict resolution at every level. The Foundation organizes and carries out dialogues, seminars, and conflict resolution training and mediation programs in the U.S. and abroad.
Network of Communities for Peacemaking & Conflict Resolution www.apeacemaker.net
NCPCR (formerly The National Conference on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution) was founded in 1982 to provide a forum where individuals working on and researching conflict resolution could gather to exchange ideas. NCPCR is a non-membership organization, open to everyone interested in issues of peacemaking, social justice, and conflict resolution.
Oregon Peace Institute www.orpeace.org
Through their web site, the Oregon Peace Institute seeks to promote and make available education and resources for peace and nonviolent conflict resolution in individual community, national, global and environmental contexts.
Pax Christi www.paxchristiusa.org
Pax Christi USA, headquartered in Erie, Pennsylvania, publishes peace education literature and develops ministry programs that promote justice to more than 14,000 members worldwide. It is active in more than 30 countries. In 2001, Pax Christi USA unveiled its long-term anti-racism program called Brothers and Sisters All, a 20-year organization-wide effort to transform the Catholic peace movement into an anti-racist multicultural movement for justice and peace.
A peace education project which aims to promote dialogue, PeaceQuest provides content and materials to teachers and students in the state school systems of Palestine and Israel, journalists and researchers, and others.
The Peace Resource Center www1.umn.edu/humanrts/peace/
The Peace Resource Center, part of the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center, hosts documents and links to further the peace movement around the world through action, education, and information. The University of Minnesota Human Rights Library, which contains a wealth of resources and information, can also be accessed via this site.
PeaceWomen Database www.peacewomen.org
The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) provides a great database of organizations that are working internationally on issues concerning women and peacebuilding and conflict transformation on the PeaceWomen site.
Police Use of Excessive Force: A Conciliation Handbook for the Police and the Community www.usdoj.gov/crs/publist.html
This handbook was developed by the U.S. Department of Justice's Community Relations Service, which assists communities with crisis management and violence reduction. Also available: Police and Urban Youth Relations: An Antidote to Racial Violence, Preventing Youth Hate Crime, Responding to Hate Crimes and Bias-Motivated Incidents on College/University Campuses, and School Disruptions: Tips for Educators and Police.
Program on Negotiation Clearinghouse www.pon.org
Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation runs a clearinghouse which markets and distributes materials for teaching negotiation, mediation, and other forms of dispute resolution. The online catalog includes videotapes, books, curricular ideas, monographs, working papers, reports, and over 150 role-play simulations (role-plays are a hallmark of the teaching style at PON and were developed and tested by PON faculty and graduate students).
RESOLVE is a leader in mediating solutions to controversial problems and broadening the techniques for consensus building on public policy issues. RESOLVE is dedicated to improving dialogue and negotiation between parties to solve complex public policy issues and to advancing both research and practice in the dispute resolution field. The website features some great info and tools on mediation and consensus building.
The San Mateo Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Group www.igc.org/traubman/faq.htm
Len and Libby Traubman have been organizing Jewish-Palestinian dialogue in the San Francisco area for over a decade. Their website features a 'how to' page on initiating Jewish-Palestinian dialogue groups, as well as many great articles and links. The Traubmans have spawned a number of similar, yet diverse groups in the Bay area, and their ideas are spreading into new cities and campuses.
Search for Common Ground USA www.sfcg.org/lg-locations.cfm?locus=America
Seeking to transform the way Americans think and act about conflict, SFCG USA is working to place a 'common ground vision' on the nation's political and cultural agenda and to facilitate the emergence of a movement to support that vision. SFCG USA provides a searchable online database of stories about Americans finding common ground, and offers an email newsletter called the Common Ground News Roundup.
Swiss Peace Foundation http://www.swisspeace.ch
SPF is an independent action-oriented peace research institute. One of its primary projects, the Center for Peacebuilding (KOFF), contributes actively to developing the conceptual and operative coherence of Swiss peace policy by providing analyses, offering advice, training, facilitation and networking to all relevant Swiss governmental and non-governmental actors.
Transformative Approaches to Conflict www.colorado.edu/conflict/transform
This site was created by the University of Colorado Conflict Research Consortium in conjunction with The Training Design Consultation Project. It provides a great overview of 'transformative approaches to conflict,' and includes information on dialogue, mediation, peacemaking, and more.
The United States Institute of Peace www.usip.org
The USIP is an independent, nonpartisan federal institution created and funded by Congress to strengthen the nation's capacity to promote the peaceful resolution of international conflict. Established in 1984, the Institute provides an array of programs, including grants, fellowships, conferences and workshops, library services, publications, and other educational activities. The Jeannette Rankin Library Program supports the information and research needs of the Institute's programs and outside practitioners, researchers, libraries and the public through collections, services, networks, cooperative relationships, grants and outreach activities.
Workable Peace www.workablepeace.org
Workable Peace is an innovative curriculum on history and conflict management for high school classes. It aims to help teenagers understand conflict and build negotiation and conflict management skills. The curriculum is developed by educators and conflict resolution practitioners at the Consensus Building Institute.
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