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.
Pat Elder — U.S.
Marc Eliot Stein — U.S.

Executive Committee currently includes:
Leah Bolger
David Swanson

David Hartsough
David Swanson


David Swanson

Education Coordinator:
Tony Jenkins

Donnal Walter constantly updates this website with new articles and videos, making it a resource to visit often.

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 October 1, 2017:
Bart Bolger
Randall Wayne
Jim Bearden
Marie Myers Lloyd
Howard Mettee
Mike Mesford
David Schroeder
Carmella Gioio
Donnal Walter
Chris Allegri
Bart Bolger
Linda Swanson
Larry Sherk
William Ota
John Fairfield
Peter Perry
Ibrahim Hublou
Ron Unger
Alan Shorb
Jane Anne Jeffries
Delia McGrath
Adele Roof
David Hart
Joann Smith
Jill Ballard
ruth valdez
Fred and Cathe Norman
Judith Kaplan
Carol Schreuder
Josef Goergen
Laura Soden
Carol Kuzdenyi
Alicia Dougherty
Barbara Saslow
Gene Keyes
Richard Olson
Lawrence Hager
Martin Pierce
Sibylle Barlow
Steve Schatz
Martin Haber
Roger Borjesson
Pat Palmer
Baudouin Boudart
Sandra A Ferguson
Deidre Goulding
Richard Futrell
Ken Dollar
David Keenan
Marta Guiloff
Elisabeth Sommer
Dianne Blais
Marielle E King-Mtd
Andrew Schwarz
Ian OKidhain
Thomas Morris Morris
Brigitte Sterrett
Maria Steinmann
Helen Bayes
Nino Dvoršak
Brienne Kordis
Thomas Schott
Marc Wutschke
Ann Tiffany
Karen Johnson
Jacquelyn Griffith
James Wisecup
chris kennedy
Doron Partyka
Morgan West
Stefano Odoardi
Denise Luxton

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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