Who We Are

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wbwyellow750World Beyond War is a global nonviolent movement to end war and establish a just and sustainable peace.

We aim to create awareness of popular support for ending war and to further develop that support. We work to advance the idea of not just preventing any particular war but abolishing the entire institution.

We strive to replace a culture of war with one of peace in which nonviolent means of conflict resolution take the place of bloodshed.

While public opinion has moved against war, we intend to seize this moment to crystallize that opinion into a movement that spreads awareness that war can be ended, that its ending is hugely popular, that war should be ended as it endangers rather than protects — and harms rather than benefits — and that there are steps we can and must take to move toward war’s reduction and abolition.

War is not ending on its own. It is being confronted by popular resistance. But too often that resistance takes the form of denouncing one war as unacceptable (in contrast to theoretical good wars), or opposing a war because it leaves a military ill-prepared for other wars, or rejecting a weapon or a tactic as less proper than others, or opposing wasteful military spending in favor of greater efficiency (as if the entire enterprise were not an economic waste and a moral abomination). Our goal is to support steps away from war and to spread understanding of them as just that — steps in the direction of war’s elimination.

Peace is not free.  We need your support if we are to reach all of those who would like to be with us or who can be persuaded to stand with us.

We are building something truly international, connecting people and organizations, and adding support to antiwar endeavors of all kinds around the world. This is a global campaign of education, lobbying, and nonviolent direct action.

Here are quotes from some people involved.

Here are graphics with more quotes from people involved and voices of wisdom from the past.

Here’s our speakers bureau.

Please consider signing on too, if you haven’t already. And add your own quote when you do!

You can write to us at World Beyond War, P.O. Box 1484, Charlottesville VA 22902 USA or contact us here.

Please support our work by sending donations (tax-deductible in the U.S.). Make the check out to World Beyond War/AFGJ. Send donations to: AFGJ 225 E. 26th St. #1, Tucson, AZ 85713, USA, or donate online here using credit card.


World Beyond War is run by committees, which are constantly looking for new members. Please let us know if you’d like to join.

Coordinating Committee currently includes:
Leah Bolger, Chair — U.S.
David Swanson — U.S.
Kent Shifferd — U.S.
Alice Slater — U.S.
Odile Hugonot Haber — U.S.
Robert Fantina — Canada
Dave Webb — U.K.
Ellen Thomas — U.S.
Barry Sweeney — Ireland
Gar Smith — U.S.
Ingrid Style — Canada
Antti Honkasalo — Finland
Donnal Walter — U.S.
Jean Athey — U.S.
Pat Elder — U.S.

Executive Committee currently includes:
Leah Bolger
David Swanson

David Hartsough
David Swanson


David Swanson

Mary Dean

Education Coordinator:
Tony Jenkins

World Beyond War Advisory Board includes:
Mairead Maguire
Kathy Kelly
Kevin Zeese
Maria Santelli
Gareth Porter
Ann Wright
Medea Benjamin
Johan Galtung
David Hartsough
John Vechey
Patrick Hiller
Matthew Hoh
Emanuel Pastreich

World Beyond War is adding volunteer coordinators around the world, called Country Coordinators:
Here’s what that means and how you can volunteer.
Link to the country coordinator pages on the righthand side of the website.

Thank you to our many past donors and these recurring donors as of June 1, 2017:
Barry    Abrams
Nancy Alcorn    Alcorn
Chris    Allegri
Joey Jr    Allen
James    Amory
Paul    Anders
Anne Christine    Anderson
Linda    Andersson
Darcy    Andres
Norman    Andrews
Mary Clare    Andrews
Robert    Anschuetz
leslie    anthony
Paul    Antilla
edgar    ariza
Alexandra    Asseily
Juanita    Ballak
Jill    Ballard
Robert    Barkley
Sibylle    Barlow
Mark    Barnes
Lyra    Barron
Caroline    Batey
Helen    Bayes
nicholas    baylis
Jim    Bearden
Carole    Beckham
Patricia    Bellerby
Lori    Benjamin
Medea    Benjamin
Doug    Bennett
Clayton    Berling
John    Bernard
Laura    Bernstein
Thora    Blithe
Amalia    Blumsom
Peter    Bodlaender
Bart    Bolger
Roger    Borjesson
Alan     Bradbury
Angela    Bradley
Jean    Braun
Lina     Braunstein
robert    breighner
Craig    Brestrup
Dennis    Bricker
Peter    Broadwell
Lena Birgitta    Brodin
Deborah    Buffton
Mike    Burton
Alan    Butterworth
Barbara    Cain
Lynn    Cardiff
Liz    Carlton
Anara    Carroll
betsy    carton
Michael    Carver
Louis    Casa
Judy    Casagrande
Kelli    Case
JanStephen    Cavanaugh
Anne    Charlton
William    Cheek
Ed    Ciaccio
Steve    Clemens
Jane    Clevenger
Susan     Cole
Will    Coleman
Mike    Connelly
Robert    Cooper
Susanna    Cooper
Anne    Courtright
allan    crawshaw
Joseph    Crowley
Carol    Culnan
Judi    Cunningham
David    Cutler
Margaret     Davenport
Stephen    Davie
Ellen    Davis
Jeremy    Davis
Robert     Devereaux
Sue    DiCara
Ken    Dollar
Akara    Draper
Nino    DvorÅ¡ak
george    eastman
Sheryl    Eaton
joan    ecklein
Ann    Edgar
Bob    Edgerton
Thomas    Egan
Valerie    Eisman
Carol    Elmore
Joshua    Englander
Charles    Fabian
David Farr    Farr
Bridget    Farrell
Allan    Feldt
Sandra A    Ferguson
Harvey    Fernbach MD MPH
Victoria    Findlay
bernice    fischer
Edward    Fisher
Margaret    Foege
Frances    Forte-Gomolson
Georgiy    Frolov
Stephen    Fryburg
Richard    Futrell
Carlos    Garcia
Joan    Garnier
Christien    Gholson
Robert    Gill
Colby    Glass
Oren    Glick
Johann    Goergen
Josef    Goergen
Frank    Goetz
Helen    Goile
Alexandre    Gomes
Kay    Gordon
Spencer    Graves
Linda    Green
Jacquelyn    Griffith
Kenneth C.    Grosso
Marta    Guiloff
Joe    Guinean
Jim    Haber
Martin    Haber
Rolf    Hahne
Ruth    Haig
carole    hamlin
Ruth    Hand
Susan    Hansen
Joy     Hanson
Barbara    Harris
David    Hart
David and Jan    Hartsough
Mohammed    Hassim
Jörgen    Hassler
Robert    Henschen
Jo Ann    Herbert
Glenn A.    Herrick
John    Hicks
Hollis     Higgins
Edwin    Hiley
Mary    Hladky
Mark    Holmgren
Robert Howard    Howard
Ivan Huber    Huber
George     Hull
Andrew    Hunter
Harry    Iedema
Marvin    Innes
Louis    J Casa
Alexander    Jackson
Jake    Jacobs
Richard    Jaffe
Jane Anne    Jeffries
Miriam    John
Karen    Johnson
Edward    Jones
neil    joseph
Abdulaziz    Junaid
Henry    Kahn
Roger    Kallen
Suzy T    Kane
Marian    Karpoff
Sophia    Kathariou
David    Keenan
David    Keenan
Peter    Kelly
Kathleen    Kelly
Angela    Kelly
ingrid    kepler-may
Gene    Keyes
Marielle E    King-Mtd
Robert    Knight
drew    kochman
Brienne    Kordis
Bonnie    KORMAN
Mary    Korsholm
Ellen    Kratka
Jeff    Kroeber
Eddie    Krossen
rama    kumar
Michael    Lanham
Frances    Larson
William and Marilyn    Lasarow
Catz    LeBlanc
Kalista    Lehrer
Gerson    Lesser, MD
leonora    letchworth
Frances    Lindemann
Cassandra B.    Lista
Anthony    Litwinko
Marie    Lloyd
Jean    Lowe
Henry    Lowendorf
Lenore    Luscher
louise    lyons
Francis    Magai
leila    maher
Cindy    Marginson
AnneMarie  and Charles    Martinez
John    Mason
nancy    matthews
Colin     Matthews
Craig    Maxwell
KENNETH    Mayers
sudia paloma    mccaleb
Roxy A    McDonagh
P. Brooks    McGinnis
elisabeth    mcglynn
Delia    McGrath
Catherine    McLaughlin
William    McLaughlin
Susan    McLucas
Laura    Mello
Jeffry    Merrick
Howard    Mettee
Michael    Meyer
Jane    Meyerding
Kieron    Michaels
David P.    Michener, M.D.
susan    mirsky
Joseph Mitchener    Mitchener
Josh    Mitteldorf
R.O.    Mitts
Martha    Mollison
Jean    Mont-Eton
John M.    Morgan
Thomas    Morris
Clint    Morrison
Christina     Moss
Marie    Myers Lloyd
Joseph    Nardello
William    Nerin
Carol    Nesbit
Alice    Newberry
Eedy     Nicholson
Fred    Norman
Emem    Obot
Bernard    Offen
Richard    Olson
William    Ota
Pat    Palmer
Doron    Partyka
Linda    Paschke
Marick Payton    Payton
Michael    Peck
Roshan    Pedder
Grace    Peters
Preston    Petty
Martin    Pierce
James    Pilewski
Robert    Pollock
Judi    Poulson
Kennedy    Praweckyj
Francis    Quinn
Corey    Raths
don    rea
Mary    Reader
fritzi    redgrave
Beth    Redwine
Jim    Reid
Linda    Reid
Donald    Richardson
Hilda    Richey
Donald    Ricnardson
F    Riedel
Margaret    RIs
Teresa    Robinson
Phil    Rockey
Richard    Romanus
Carolina    Romero
Adele    Roof
Michael    Rufo
Thomas    Russell
Patricia B.    Ryan
Manijeh    Saba
John    Sant Ambrogio
Elizabeth    Sarfaty
Barbara    Saslow
Bob    Sauerbrey
Nancy    Scheiber
Linda    Schmoldt
Dix    Schofield
Thomas    Schott
Carol    Schreuder
Eric    Schulman
Terry    Schwartz
Andrew    Schwarz
Chuck    Searcy
Mark    Segal
Peter    Selby
Elizabeth    Shanklin
Susan    Shaw
Judith    Shenkman
Robert    Shepherd
Elizabeth    Sheppard
Larry Sherk    Sherk
Kent    Shifferd
Lynn    Shoemaker
Mary    Simeti
william    simonton
Alice    Slater
Concetta    Smart
Joann    Smith
Taylor    Smith
Diane    Smith
Laura    Soden
Ann    Solomon
Bettie    Sommer
Elisabeth    Sommer
Carol    Sotiropoulos
Michael    St. John
Karen    Stansbery
Maria    Steinmann
Brigitte    Sterrett
Pierre    Strauss
Fritz    Stumpges
Rex     Sutton
Kazuye    Suyematsu
Linda    Swanson
Ann    T’iffany
Barbara    Tarburton
Tim    Thompson
Dmitri    Toptygin
Martyn    Tozer
Ben    Trainer
Brian    Trautman
marjorie    trifon
Lawrence    Turk
Seth    Tyler
Roselva    Ungar
Ron    Unger
R    Vald
Ruth    Valdez
janet    Van Fleet
John    Vechey
Robin    Vestal
Leslie    Walker
Mary Jane     Wallace
Donnal    Walter
Randall    Wayne
Kim    Wayne
Nancy     Weaver
Anne    Weech
Paddy    Welles
Dan    Welsh
Rod    West
Morgan    West
larry     whisenhunt
Leona    Wieland
Bill    Wiist
Stephen    Willey
Jody    Wilson
R. Marilyn    Wilson
Tom    Winn
Marilyn    Winter-Tamkin
James    Wisecup
Mary Ann    Wisecup
Antonia    Wood
Josee    Woodward
Tim    Wulling
Marc    Wutschke
Donald A    Young
Harold    Zarember
Rosene    Zaros
Special thanks to:
John Vechey
Jubitz Family Foundation
Wallace Action Fund

And thanks to:
Stephen Clemens
Angeliki V. Keil
Deb Sawyer
Wayne Martinson
Medea Benjamin
Peter Selby
Josh Mitteldorf
Robert Barkley
Paddy Welles
William McLaughlin
Nancy Weaver
Arthur Milholland
Robin Lloyd
Helen Alexander

“What I appreciate most about World Beyond War is that it does not ruminate on the pluses and minuses of each military intervention but takes a clear, principled, courageous and unequivocal stand that war is bad, period, and that our job as global citizens is stop all ongoing wars and prevent new ones. This breaks through the fog of ‘humanitarian interventions’ and ‘just wars’ to paint a vision of how we must evolve as a civilization if we are to survive, and that is, precisely, a world beyond war. Bravo!” —Medea Benjamin

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