Links to Peace Resources from the UK.
Development and Peace (The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace) is the official international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada and the Canadian member of Caritas Internationalis. Development and Peace is a membership led organization supported by parish collections, individual donations and government grants, principally from the Canadian International Development Agency.
This website provides links on beautiful clip arts of Christian peace symbols, quotations on peace, catholic social teachings on war and peace and translation of the word “peace” in different languages.– W. Sum
Free The Slaves is dedicated to ending slavery worldwide. We believe it’s an ambitious and realizable goal. Everyone has a role to play: Governments, Businesses, International Aid Organizations, Consumers and You!
A Short account of how Catholics became active in the peace movement after the Second Vatican Council.
The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
founded by Arun Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson) and his wife Sunanda, the institute was established to promote and teach the philosophy and practice of nonviolence to help reduce the violence that consumes our hearts, our homes, and our societies.
Pax Christi International is a global Catholic peace movement and network that works to help establish Peace, Respect for Human Rights, Justice and Reconciliation in areas of the world that are torn by conflict. It is grounded in the belief that peace is possible and that vicious cycles of violence and injustice can be broken.
Pax Christi Toronto is a small but growing group of concerned Catholics who are trying to make the statement that a non-violent approach to living and dealing with the world’s problems is the only solution that will work in the long term.
The PeaceWomen Programme was founded by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) in 2000 to work on ensuring women’s rights and participation are not disregarded in international peace and security efforts. PeaceWomen monitors, informs, and advocates for women’s rights and participation in conflict situations and promotes gender analysis in conflict prevention.
Justice-Peace-Creation links. Scroll down to near the bottom of the page.
Messages from the Vatican
Project Ploughshares is a non-governmental organization that works with churches, governments and civil society, in Canada and abroad, to advance policies and actions to prevent war and armed violence and build peace.
Tap is a dynamic program that teaches college, high school and middle school students to be peace educators with elementary students. This national youth violence prevention-training program is actively “tapping” the creativity and energy of the nation’s young people to help build peaceful schools and communities.
Peace Prayer Service (Toronto Catholic District School Board)
War Child Canada
Founded in 1999, War Child Canada is an independent charitable organisation working across North America and around the world to assist children affected by war and to raise awareness for children’s rights everywhere. This site also provides a link called: ” students centre” which challenges students to become involved in discussions and awareness programs. This site also provides music, “youth talk” to ask questions, and projects to become involved with.–Lesley Macaluso