Peace Social Action Directory

Below is the information of organisations working in the area of Peace:

Anglican Pacifist Fellowship, National

The Anglican Pacifist Fellowship is a body of people within the Anglican Communion who reject war as a means of solving international disputes, and believe that peace and justice should be sought through non-violent means. Members share the message of peace in schools and collages through the Peace Education Network, campaign against war and militarism, organise and run events, support the work of non-Christian organisations such as Control Against the Arms Trade and support those working for peace and reconciliation around the world. To find out more, visit their website.

Baptist Peace Fellowship, National

The Baptist Peace Fellowship works to provide fellowship for Baptists who believe military force cannot be reconciled with the teaching of Jesus Christ. Their activities include the publication of literature relevant to Baptists and Peacemaking; organising meetings and conferences and talking to church groups; raising issues of peace at the Annual Assembly and the Council of Baptist Union; working in partnership with other Christian peace groups; and encouraging members to attend peace demonstrations and to write to their MPs on issues of peace. To find out more, visit their website.

Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT), National

CAAT is a campaign organisation committed to ending the international arms trade. The organisation is made up of a network of local groups and contacts, who play a vital role in spreading the CAAT message and campaigning up and down the country. The priorities of CAAT are to stop the procurement or export of arms where they exacerbate conflict, support oppressive regimes and threaten social welfare; to end political and governmental support for arms exports; and to encourage progressive demilitarisation in arms-producing countries. CAAT also call for a wider security policy that looks at addressing the root-causes of insecurity, such as inequality and climate change. To find out more, visit their website.

The Fellowship of Reconciliation, National

The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FoR) is an international movement of people who commit themselves to active nonviolence as a way of life and as a means of personal, social, economic and political transformation. Their current work centres around equipping members to promote nonviolence in their churches, to send the message that Jesus was a radical peacemaker and that Christianity is a faith of nonviolence and love in action. Currently, FoR and its members are active in bearing witness against war and its preparation through the championing of disarmament work, particularly in relation to nuclear weapons and armed drones. To find out if there is a local FoR group in your area, click here. To become a member of FoR visit their membership pages here.

Pax Christi, National

Pax Christi is a membership organisation that works for a world in which people can live in peace, without fear of violence of any kind. Their work focuses on the themes of peace, reconciliation and non-violence. They work to promote a culture of peace in schools and among young people, to develop solidarity between people who are using nonviolent methods in the search for justice and peace, and promote an understanding of sustainable security - prioritising the meeting of human needs and the protection of the environment. To this end, members share Pax Christi’s message and resources with parishes, ecumenical peace friends, and other networks, they lobby their MP on issues such as the arms trade and the UK’s nuclear weapon programme, and take part in times of prayer and actions of solidarity. While rooted in Catholic Christianity, Pax Christi is open to all who share its values and work. To find out more, visit their website.

The Iona Community, National

The Iona Community is an international, ecumenical Christian movement that works for justice and peace, the rebuilding of community and the renewal of worship. At the centre of the Iona Community is are the beliefs in the transformational power of community to change lives, that working for justice, peace and an equitable society is a matter of urgency and that we all have a responsibility to live in a right relationship with the whole of God’s creation. The Iona Community meet in small local groups, called Family Groups clustered into Regions, and members are committed to living out the Christian faith in the areas of justice and peace. Members and Associate Members (including Young Adult Group Members) meet together to pray, reflect and support one another through the following Common Concern Networks (CCNs), which include: Environment; Poverty & Inequality; Migration & Refugees; Israel/Palestine; LGBTQ+; Reconciliation, Peace  & Disarmament; and Faith & Spirituality. The Iona Community also has a Young Adults’ Group (YAG) for 18 to 35 year olds with a passion for justice and peace. They follow a Commitment similar to the Members’ Rule, and together explore spirituality and faith, actively campaign for social justice and are committed to the work and ethos of the Iona Community. The group communicates frequently over social media and has monthly online meetings on a variety of topics and there are opportunities for YAG members to volunteer with Iona their islands centres, or join us for a student or youth programme at Camas or at Iona Abbey. It is also free to join the YAG for the first year. To find out more general information about the Iona Community, visit their website. To sign up to be a member, click here (to join the YAG sign-up as an Associate Member and check the YAG button).

Christian CND, National 

Christian CND is a specialist section of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, who provide a focus for Christians who want to witness on the basis of their faith against nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, while also positively campaigning for peace. Christian CND’s work includes organising conferences and meetings at the local, national and international level, as well as acts of protest, liturgies and services at military bases and government sites. In addition, they engaged in letter writing, lobbying and educating for peace and disarmament, and in some parts of the country they have local groups. To find out how to become a Christian CND member, click here. Alternatively, or to find out about opportunities to become involved in the work of Christian CND, click here.

Sabeel-Kairos, National

Sabeel-Kairos is a small and energetic advocacy based human rights Christian charity promoting a just peace in Israel and Palestine. They are made up of a networks of individuals, organisations, churches and communities across the UK, who stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people in partnership with, and by promoting and advocating on, the messages of Kairos Palestine and the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Centre in Jerusalem. Sabeel-Kairos work towards an enduring peace in the several ways. They support the ecumenical, inclusive ministry of Sabeel Jerusalem through our prayerful actions and challenging the misuse of the Bible; support Kairos Palestine through advocacy and awareness-raising; by raising awareness in the UK of the struggle of the Palestinian people, especially the suffering of the Christian community in Palestine and Israel; by promoting International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights; by advocating peaceful resistance for Palestinians and globally; by coordinating activities between friends in the UK, Palestine, Israel and globally. There are a variety of ways in which you can engage in the work of Sabeel-Kairos, whether by becoming part of their Young Advocates Forum for those below the age of 35, or by engaging in one of their many campaigns, or by becoming part of a Sabeel-Kairos community group, which brings local people together campaign, advocate and fundraise for a just peace in Palestine and Israel. To find out more about how to engage in their Young Advocates Forum or to learn more about their campaigns, click here. To find out more about Sabeel-Kairos community groups click here.

The Council of Christians and Jews, National

The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) is the leading nationwide forum for Christian-Jewish engagement. Their aim is for Jews and Christians to meet, to understand each other better and to create meaningful engagement between the communities. They have 30 active branches around the UK, complemented by a professional team that run national programmes in education, dialogue and social action - for Rabbis and clergy, community leaders, students, policy makers, CCJ members and those of all faiths and none. Although founded at the height of the Second World War and the Holocaust, the message of CCJ is as relevant today as ever. CCJ call on people of faith to use their diversity to challenge prejudice and persecution together in order to build strong communities that live in dignity, understanding and fellowship. You can support the work of CCJ by becoming a member and joining your own local group. To find out more, visit their website.

The Inter Faith Network, National

The Inter Faith Network (IFN) for the UK works to promote understanding, cooperation and good relations between organisations and persons of different faiths. It does this through providing opportunities for linking and sharing of good practice, providing advice and information to help the development of new inter faith initiatives and the strengthening of existing ones. It raises awareness within wider society of the importance of inter faith issues and develops programmes to increase understanding about faith communities, including both their distinctive features and areas of common ground. The Inter Faith Network's member bodies include national faith community representative bodies; national, regional and local inter faith organisations; and academic institutions and bodies concerned with multi faith education. The IFN provides the information you need to find your local Inter Faith Group. Moreover, they also provide volunteering opportunities for those interested in supporting the IFN directly. To find out more, visit their website.

Remembering Srebrenica, National

Remembering Srebrenica is committed to using the lessons from Srebrenica Genocide to tackle hatred and intolerance to help to build a better, safer and more cohesive society for everyone. Their vision is a society free from hatred and they have three core objectives. 1) to keep the memory alive by promoting Srebrenica Memorial Day and bringing communities together to remember the victims of Srebrenica. 2) to take UK citizens on their ‘Lessons from Srebrenica’ educational visits programme to learn the lessons from the Bosnian genocide, and to have them take social action to help to build safer, more cohesive communities upon their return. 3) to create Community Champions who pledge to stand up to hatred and intolerance in their communities. There are lots of opportunities to get involved with the work of Remembering Srebrenica, from hosting or attending a community event, to considering being a delegate on one of their ‘Lessons from Srebrenica’ educational visits to Bosnia. To find out about hosting or attending a community event, click here. To find out more about being a delegate on a ‘Lessons From Srebrenica’ educational visits, click here.

Reconcilers Together

Reconcilers Together is a community of committed peacemakers across the UK, Ireland, and North America. They are people of faith who believe that everyday peacemaking, from a place of our deepest values, can reconcile some of the most sacred relationships between ourselves, the Earth, our faith, and with others. To become a part of this community, individuals take part in the Journey of Hope, a 6 month immersive leadership programme for people of faith to transform themselves and their communities through peacemaking. This spiritual pilgrimage takes place both online and in person, with participants exploring together how to creatively and courageously respond to the fractures of conflict and polarization, cultivating a more relational and resilient society. If you believe we can create a more inclusive way of being and want to be inspired by experienced community leaders, dynamic relationships, and innovative practices - this programme is could be for you. To find out more, visit their website.

Interfaith Scotland

Interfaith Scotland is committed to ensuring good relations between the diverse religion and belief communities in Scotland, while also sharing good practice in interfaith dialogue, education, engagement and training nationally and international. Currently, Scotland has 20 local interfaith groups spread across the country, along with women’s interfaith dialogue groups in Glasgow, Edinburgh, East Lothian, and Coatbridge, and an LGBTQ+ group in Glasgow. By becoming a member of your local group, you can support Interfaith Scotland by being involved in hosting public events, running interfaith session in schools, facilitating discussion and learning between people of different faiths etc. Aside from becoming involved in your local interfaith group you can also volunteer for Interfaith Scotland in a number of roles, including helping in the office or at events, or through Scotland Interfaith’s programme called ‘Face to Faith’, which provides volunteers with the opportunity to share their faith with school pupils of all ages.  To find out whether there is a local group in your area, click here. To find out more about volunteering for Interfaith Scotland, visit their website.

Peace and Justice, Scotland

Peace & Justice promote nonviolence, human rights, conflict resolution, disarmament and ecological sustainability in order to create a culture of peace across Scotland. Their aim is to act as a catalyst for a more peaceful and just Scotland. They run several events promoting peace and nonviolence throughout the year, along with delivering/being involved in several project to support peace. There are several ways to support the work of Peace & Justice, whether that be by becoming a member, volunteering with the organisation, or simply signing a petition on the Take Action section of their website. To find out more, visit their website.

Scottish CND, Scotland

Scottish CND campaigns for the elimination of nuclear weapons in Scotland and in the world. They call for recognition of the grave harm done to people who have been subjected to nuclear ‘tests’ around the world, and of the serious damage to our planet at every stage of the nuclear process. They likewise address the deep links between nuclear power and nuclear weapons, and call for an end to the entire nuclear industry. Scottish CND are a membership organisation, and welcome members and supporters from across Scotland. They have a number of local branches who organise events and campaigns in their local area, in addition to their Scotland-wide campaigning. To find out more, visit their website.

St. Ethelburga’s, London

St. Ethelburga’s is a small charity in London whose work sits at the intersection of climate and peace. Their work is rooted in the belief that there can be no peace on Earth unless we also realise peace with the Earth. One of the core aims of St. Ethelburga’s is to be a ‘maker of peacemakers.’ As such, they offer events, training, leadership programmes and multimedia content, which equip and inspire people to become peacemakers in their own contexts. Their specific project areas include community reconciliation, refugee inclusion, radical resilience, viewpoint diversity, and spiritual ecology. In addition to providing training and events to help equip you into becoming active peacemakers, St. Ethelburga’s also have a number of internship and volunteer placements that you can become involved in. To find out more about the events and training St. Ethelburga’s offer, go to their main website and click on the appropriate tabs. To find out more about their internships and volunteer placements, visit their website.

Rose Castle Foundation, North West

The Rose Castle Foundation are specialists in the Abrahamic faiths whose mission is to equip tomorrow's leaders with the skills, tools, and habits needed to transform conflict. To make this a reality, they work with emerging leaders who are motivated by their faith and who want to explore moving into positions of influence across societal divides. The Rose Castle Foundation focuses on differences as well as common ground, providing space for people to explore and articulate their faith or ideological motivations. The organisation relies on dedicated volunteers to assist in the smooth running of the programmes and operations and are currently keen to begin re-building their volunteer team following Covid-19. To find out more, visit their website.

Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation, Warrington

The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation is a charity, based in Warrington, with over 20-years of experience working for peace and non-violent conflict resolution both nationally and internationally. Their programme, ‘For Peace’, consists of a portfolio of projects, resources, and services and their work has three core components: prevention, resolution, and response. In prevention they seek to stop violence before it starts. When conflict does arise, they seek resolution through dialogue and actions to deal with issues without recourse to violence. When violent conflict has already occurred, they focus on responding, helping those affected to cope and recover and, in many cases, to become active peacebuilders and agents for change themselves. Their aim is to break the cycle of violence, so their projects overlap and intersect, allowing participants to learn from one another and play their role in achieving this. There are many opportunities for you to get involved with the Tim Parry Jonathan Ball Peace Foundation as a volunteer, in the areas of hospitality, catering, gardening and maintenance, and fundraising. To find out more, visit their website.

The Peace Hub, Birmingham

The Peace Hub in Birmingham is a Quaker organisation that believes a just and peaceful world is possible if we work together. However, although the organisation is led to take action by their faith they’re happy to work with people of any faith (or no particular faith) who are in sympathy with their call to act for peace and justice. The Peace Hub invites people to pop in, or join in online to find out about their latest theme, and get ideas for simple actions you can take! Actions range from signing petitions and writing to your MP, to supporting peace-making efforts and sending messages of solidarity. The premise of these actions is that when we all take small actions together, it adds up to make a big difference. To find out more, visit their website.

CND Cymru, Wales

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in Wales campaigns side by side with a host of other movements in Wales and worldwide to rid Britain and the world of all weapons of mass destruction, for peace and for human and social and environmental justice. Everyone in CND Cymru is a volunteer, and they are entirely funded by their supporters. CND Cymru depends on their members’ voluntary work to be able to campaign and they are always seeking  more volunteers in order to do more. Aside from information on how to join CND Cymru their website also provides a template for you to write directly to your MP and has access to petitions you can sign. To find out more, visit their website.

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