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In alphabetical order:

  • The American Forum for Global Education
    This a wonderful resource for teachers offers many materials on cross-cultural issues.
  • Ashoka
    This global non-profit organization invests in more than 1,200 social entrepreneurs in 44 countries around the world. The job of a social entrepreneur is to recognize when a part of society is stuck and to provide new ways to get it unstuck. The organization also works to define and encourage the development of new forms of financing for the sector that could serve the many needs that foundations and government find difficult to reach.
  • Ashoka
    This global non-profit organization invests in more than 1,200 social entrepreneurs in 44 countries around the world. The job of a social entrepreneur is to recognize when a part of society is stuck and to provide new ways to get it unstuck. The organization also works to define and encourage the development of new forms of financing for the sector that could serve the many needs that foundations and government find difficult to reach.
  • Awesome Library
    This multicultural site is aptly named for its lesson plans, essays on prejudice, projects, listings of related Web sites for 40 different ethnic groups, and an incredibly well-organized, teacher-friendly subject search file.
  • Bond Street Theater
    The troupe creates innovative works that address social and environmental issues, and uses the performing arts as a tool for education and healing. They go to refugee camps, areas of conflict and post-war environments and also collaborate with local artists to promote the value of the arts in shaping a peaceful future.
  • Breaking Down the Walls
    This site was created by a group of fourth and fifth grade students from Roosevelt School in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. The students show that accepting and understanding other cultures is something everyone needs to learn. Great section on being a hero.
  • The Canada International Scientific Exchange Program
    The program builds bridges to peace through academic medicine, public health, health care, science, and international cooperation.
  • The Carter Center
    The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.
  • CharityFocus CharityFocus is an experiment in the joy of giving. The volunteer-run group helps people to contribute in meaningful ways to the world around them. They believe it's impossible to create a better world without inner change that results from selfless service.
  • Children's Museum for Peace & Human Rights
    The group's vision is the creation of a socially just and stable society in Pakistan, where children and young people grow up as aware, active and participating citizens who are able and willing to make significant positive contributions to their communities.
  • Changemakers
    Changemakers is building the world's first global online "open source" community that competes to surface the best social solutions, and then collaborates to refine, enrich, and implement those solutions.
  • City at Peace
    City at Peace empowers teenagers to create safe, healthy and peaceful lives and communities. Using the performing arts as a vehicle, City at Peace is developing the next generation of engaged community leaders.
  • The Coexistence Initiative
    The Coexistence Initiative seeks to catalyze a global awareness of, and commitment to, creating a world safe for difference.The Initiative acts as a clearinghouse, convener, and interlocutor for those engaged in coexistence-related work and for those who wish to learn more about this emerging topic.
  • Confronting Poverty and Hunger
    A list of 99 organizations that fight poverty and hunger, advocating on behalf of those in poverty to help them get food, shelter, and equitable legal treatment.
  • Culture of Peace News Network
    The Culture of Peace News Network is a global network of interactive Internet sites in many languages where readers exchange information about events, experiences, books, music, and web news that promote a culture of peace. It is a project of the United Nations International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World.
  • Communication Initiative Network
    A rich portal site where communication and media are central to social and economic development
  • The Dalai Lama Center for Peace + Education
    The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education educates the heart and fosters compassion through: creative learning, facilitating and applying research, and connecting people and ideas. The Center heightens awareness of our inner potential through diverse practices of art and provies a venue for creative interpretation of the world's many wisdom traditions.
  • Dining With Women
    Dining for Women's mission is to empower women and girls living in extreme poverty by funding programs that foster good health, education, and economic self-sufficiency. Members "dine in" together once a month, and send "dining out" dollars (what would have spent at a restaurant) to programs empowering women worldwide.
  • The Elders
    The Elders are an independent group of eminent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela, who offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity.
  • Explore
    Through documentaries, short films, photography, and related educational content, Explore looks at the diversity of world cultures from a philanthropic perspective, while advancing the public well-being through improved communication.
  • Free Rice
    Every time you click on an addictive vocabulary game, you help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free through sponsor donations. A creative approach to a serious problem.
  • Global Alliance for Ministries & Infractures for Peace
    The Global Alliance for Ministries & Infrastructures for Peace collaborates with and governments and civil society around the world working to establish national ministries and departments of peace, and also to support efforts to develop local, regional, and national peace councils, peace academies, and other effective infrastructures for peace.
  • Global School Net
    Global School Net provides online opportunities for teachers to collaborate, communicate, and celebrate shared learning experiences. This website is free to all educators!
  • Global Peace Pioneers
    Global Peace Pioneers is is dedicated to promoting religious tolerance, peace, culture, harmony, and respect for all religions.
  • Half the Sky
    Founded by NY Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof and his wife Sheryl Wudunn, Half the Sky fights to end the oppression of women and girls worldwide.
  • Hand in Hand
    The Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel. Hand in Hand is bringing a revolutionary vision to Israeli education: integrated, bilingual schools where Jewish and Arab children learn together.
  • Humanidad
    promotes interfaith and intercultural tolerance and fellowship between all nations and faiths through global arts and cultural exposition, education, and facilitating exchange among international leadership.
  • The Hunger Site
    This outstanding site focuses the power of the Internet on a specific humanitarian need—the eradication of world hunger. On average, over 220,000 individuals from around the world visit the site each day to click the "give free food" button and help feed the hungry.
  • Institute for 21st Century Agoras
    The Institute for 21st Century Agoras is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to vigorous democracy on the model of that practiced in the agoras of ancient Greece. It employs Co-Laboratories of Democracy that enable civil dialogue in complex situations.
  • International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World
    You are invited to send in news articles published in the mass media about events and initiatives contributing to the global movement for the culture of peace in any of its components: peace education, sustainable development, equality of women and men, human rights, democratic participation, understanding, tolerance and solidarity, free flow of information and international peace and security.
  • InterAction
    The largest alliance of U.S.-based international development and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations. With more than 160 members operating in every developing country, InterAction works to overcome poverty, exclusion and suffering by advancing social justice and basic dignity for all. It works by convening and coordinating its members so that in unison, they can influence policy and debate on issues affecting tens of millions of people worldwide, and also improve their own practices. The site offers an extensive database of documents and press releases that are categorized by committee, region, country and sector.
  • International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
    The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience is a worldwide network of Sites of Conscience—historic sites specifically dedicated to remembering past struggles for justice and addressing their contemporary legacies.
  • Institute for 21st Century Agoras
    The Institute for 21st Century Agoras is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to vigorous democracy on the model of that practiced in the agoras of ancient Greece. It employs Co-Laboratories of Democracy that enable civil dialogue in complex situations.
  • International Coalition of Sites of Conscience?
    A worldwide network of “Sites of Conscience,” historic sites specifically dedicated to remembering past struggles for justice and addressing their contemporary legacies.
  • The Karuna Center
    The Karuna Center for Peace building is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization that offers international training programs in conflict transformation, intercommunal dialogue, and reconciliation. The core of Karuna Center's work takes place in post-conflict regions of the world at the request of local partners.
  • Kiva
    Through Kiva you loan (not give) money a unique small business of your choice in the developing world, helping the world's working poor make great strides towards economic independence. You can receive email journal updates from the business you've sponsored. Loans start at $25.
  • Learn About Humanitarian Aid Projects
    Humanitarian aid strives to improve the quality of life through emergency and long-term support to global populations affected by armed conflict, natural disasters, and other emergency situations.
  • Mercy Corps
    Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.
  • Museum of Tolerance
    The Museum of Tolerance, the educational arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, is a high tech, hands-on experiential museum that focuses on the dynamics of racism and prejudice in America and the history of the Holocaust. It is located in Los Angeles, California.
  • Musicians without Borders
    This group use music to bridge divides, connect communities, and heal the wounds of war. Professional trainers are specialized in running community music-making projects in places struggling to deal with trauma, fear and isolation as a result of war and conflict.
  • Network for Peace through Dialogue
    Based on the principles of democracy and social justice, Network for Peace through Dialogue promotes peace through dialogue. Programs include Living Room Dialogues, and the Confronting Concerns & Shaping our Future Programs.
  • Nicholas Roerich Museum
    The Nicholas Roerich Museum is a major center for the exhibition of paintings and writings by Nicholas Roerich, whose philosophy inspired CPC. It also presents a broad program of concerts and poetry readings. A major aim of the Museum's activities is to promote awareness of Roerich's ideas about art and culture, as embodied in the Museum's symbol and its motto, Pax Cultura, Peace Through Culture. See also the Banner of Peace
  • Nonviolent Peaceforce
    The mission of the Nonviolent Peaceforce is to build a trained, international civilian peaceforce committed to third-party nonviolent intervention. At the invitation of local groups, Peaceforce will deploy hundreds of peaceworkers to protect human rights, prevent violence, and enable peaceful resolution of conflict. Peaceforce uses proven methodologies and has been endorsed by world and local leaders in peace and conflict resolution, including 7 Nobel Peace Laureates. The pilot project is scheduled for late 2003.
  • Nyumbani
    Caring for abandoned and orphaned HIV positive children in Kenya.
  • Oasis of Peace
    Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam is a cooperative village of Jews and Palestinian Arabs of Israeli citizenship who are demonstrating the possibility of coexistence between Jews and Palestinians by developing a community based on mutual acceptance, respect and cooperation.
  • Palestinian Center for Communication and Development Strategies
    PCCDS focuses on youth and women—in media, development and communication, and fostering democracy, human rights, nonviolence culture, and forgiveness. The also work with rural organizations on developing good management.
  • Pathways To Peace
    Pathways To Peace (PTP) is an international not-for-profit peace building, educational, and consulting organization. Peace, as it is defined by Pathways To Peace, is both an innate state of being and a dynamic, evolutionary process. Peace begins with ourselves, living in harmony with one another, the Earth and all Circles of Life.
  • The Peace Alliance
    This nonpartisan citizen action organization advocate for legislation that supports a culture of peace. The Peace Alliance is spearheading the national campaign to establish a United States Department of Peace.
  • Peace First
    Peace First is dedicated to building effective school climates by focusing on teaching children the skills of conflict resolution and civic engagement and providing educators with the skills and knowledge to integrate social-emotional learning into the school's curriculum and culture.
  • Peace Games
    Peace Games empowers students to create their own safe classrooms and communities by forming partnerships with elementary schools, families, and young adult volunteers.
  • The Peace Intention
    The Peace Intention acknowledges that World Peace begins with us, and offers practical advice on how to create more acceptance, empathy and compassion in our lives.
  • Peace Museum of Nuremburg
    The Peace Museum of Nuremburg documents the history of pacifism in Germany over the last 100 years, with particular emphasis on the peace movement in Nuremberg since 1945.
  • Peace Tech
    An interesting consulting firm that is dedicated to building a culture of peace in our society. Their mission: to support a culture of peace by making peace practical, popular, and profitable.
  • Peace Week
    A Free Global Telesummit for Building a Culture of Peace features 58 Inspiring Peacebuilders. Dates are September 15-21, but videos from this year and last are available online.
  • Peace X Peace
    This group empowers women to build sustainable peace locally and globally through connection, recognition, and education.
  • PeaceJam
    PeaceJam is an international education program built around leading Nobel Peace Laureates who work personally with youth to pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody. The goal of PeaceJam is to inspire a new generation of peacemakers who will transform their local communities, themselves and the world.
  • Peter M. Goodrich Memorial Foundation
    The Goodrich family lost their son Peter on Flight 175, which hit the second tower. The foundation advocates for victims' rights and works to help the citizens of Afghanistan, including establishing a school and supporting exchange students. created by radio professionals, as well as webcasting radio programs.
  • Rachel's Challenge
    Named for a victim of the Columbine shooting, Rachel's Challenge works to to inspire, equip and empower every person to create a permanent positive culture change in their school, business and community by starting a chain reaction of kindness and compassion.
  • Radio for Peacebuilding, Africa
    Radio for Peacebuilding, Africa aims to develop, spread and encourage the use of radio for peacebuilding. The website aims to be a useful interactive tool for radio broadcasters in Africa and elsewhere and to disseminate materials/knowledge created by radio professionals, as well as webcasting radio programs.
  • Religions for Peace Religions for Peace is the largest international coalition of representatives from the world's great religions, creating multi-religious partnerships to confront our most dire issues: stopping war, ending poverty, and protecting the earth.
  • Sacred Sites: Places of Peace and Power
    Sacred Sites have the power to heal the body, enlighten the mind, and awaken the soul. The beautiful photographs here from around the world are accompanied with information on the archaeology, mythology and significance of the sites.
  • Search for Common Ground
    Search for Common Ground works to transform the way the world deals with conflict, away from adversarial approaches and towards collaborative problem solving. We work with local partners to find culturally appropriate means to deal with conflicts constructively, to understand the differences and act on the commonalities.
  • Seeds of Peace
    Seeds of Peace is a non-profit, non-political organization dedicated to preparing teenagers from areas of conflict with the leadership skills required to promote coexistence and peace. While the organization focuses primarily on the Middle East, its programs have expanded to include other regions of conflict. As of 2003, participants come from the Middle East, the Balkans, South Asia, and Cyprus.
  • Seeds of Tolerance
    Seeds of Tolerance Campaign focuses on childhood education and human rights with emphasis on supporting social entrepreneurs among global youth all over the world.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
    The Southern Poverty Law Center is a well established non-profit organization that combats hate, intolerance, and discrimination through education and litigation.
  • Spirit in Action
    Spirit in Action is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a successful movement for social change in the US.
  • Shumei International
    Shumei Internatinal Institute helps people realize that they are world citizens able to act for the common good. Activities center around healing, natural agriculture, art & beauty, and world citizenship.
  • Tribal Truth
    This is an online community where artists and activists can collaborate and share ideas, working as a incubator for social change. The goal is to increase understanding among people of different race, nationality, religion, age, and gender.
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    The main objective of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication.
  • United Nations
    This incredibly comprehensive site offers the history of the UN, as well as current members, updates on the situation in Iraq, and the Mideast Road map.
  • United Religions Initiative
    The group works to promote enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings.
  • The Valentine Peace Project
    The Valentine Peace Project works with individuals and businesses from regions where there is conflict and elsewhere to develop a creative peace brand. Artistic and poetic expressions are powerful tools behind our everyday products and services.
  • A World of Difference This site is for people who share a community - be it a school, workplace, neighborhood or campus. The program started in Boston in 1985 when the Anti-Defamation League and WCVB-TV joined together to fight prejudice. It seeks to recognize bias and the harm it inflicts on individuals and society, explore the value of diversity and improve intergroup relations and to combat racism, anti-Semitism and all forms of prejudice and bigotry. Its program has changed hearts and minds, and it quickly spread across the nation - and beyond.
  • The World Peace Prayer Society
    The World Peace Prayer Society is a nonprofit, non-sectarian, member-supported organization dedicated to spreading the message and prayer May Peace Prevail on Earth all over the world.

For and About Youth and Children

  • Facing History and Ourselves
    Based on the belief that education in a democracy must be "an apprenticeship in liberty" and must help students find meaning in the past and recognize the need for participation and responsible decision making. Students must know not only the triumphs of history, but also the failures, the tragedies and the humiliations. Facing History believes that students must be trusted to examine history in all of its complexities, including its legacies of prejudice and discrimination, resilience and courage. This trust encourages young people to develop a voice in the conversations of their peer culture, as well as in the critical discussions and debates of their community and nation. This site offers a rich collection of resources for students and teachers.
  • International Peace Youth Group
    The purpose of IPYG is to create positive and lasting change internationally through uniting major youth associations around the world. We support the development of their communities through IPYG and encourage them to set the example in educating and motivating their nation's active pursuit of peace.
  • Kids Can Free the Children
    This unique international youth organization empowers young people through representation, leadership and action. Since the organization was founded six years ago by a 12-year old, it has become the largest network of children helping children in the world, with over 100,000 youth involved in more than 35 countries. Its purpose is to free children from poverty, exploitation and abuse, and to give children a voice, leadership training, and opportunities to take action on issues that affect them from a local to an international level. Only children under the age of 18 within the organization vote on decisions regarding policy and projects or act as spokespersons for children or for the organization. Youth 18 and over act as mentors or chaperones and help with administration and leadership development. This web site provides information about the organization's work, projects and achievements, regular updates on activities, valuable resource pages and links for students, teachers and parents, as well as information on how to become involved.
  • Kids For Peace Boston
    The mission of Kids4Peace Boston is to create an interfaith organization of Jews, Christians and Muslims to foster friendships and peace amount one another and to host children of these faiths from Jerusalem in a summer peace program. Kids4Peace Boston practices hospitality—a shared value of Judaism, Christianity and Islam—creating a place where faith and friendship thrive.
  • MAGIC (Media Activities and Good Ideas by, with and for Children)
    This is UNICEF's (United Nations Children's Fund) response to the Oslo Challenge of 1999, which called on media professionals, educators, governments, organizations, parents, children and young people themselves to recognize the enormous potential of media to make the world a better place for children. This website showcases media projects by, with and for children, and provides information for those wishing to take up the Oslo Challenge.
  • Resource Guide For Young Artists
    Links to art-related resources available to students today, including live and online learning programs, educational institutions, grants and other financial aid and plenty more.
  • YouthWEB Online
    YouthWEB Online unites youngsters, teens and adults from diverse backgrounds and communities in the fight against bias, bigotry and prejudice. Young people can report hate-related incidents and get assistance along with information about hate crimes, school violence, discrimination and human rights.
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