Your donation supports our work to build a movement powerful enough to end all war. Through education and nonviolent activism, we have the blueprint to ensure a sustainable and just peace.
If mailing a U.S. check or international money order, make it out to World BEYOND War and mail it to 513 E Main St #1484, Charlottesville VA 22902, USA. U.S. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please consult your tax advisor for details. World BEYOND War’s U.S. tax ID is 23-7217029.
If you are a Canadian donor, Canadian cheques should be made out to World BEYOND War and mailed to 450, 4-2 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K5 Canada. Please note that Canadian donations are not currently tax deductible but we are in the process of applying for Canadian charitable status so hoping this will change in the near future.
If you donate at least $25, you can do so as a gift on someone’s behalf, and we will mail them a beautiful card informing them of your gift.
Planned Giving empowers WBW to continue its work until peace is realized worldwide. Learn more.
When you register for a World Passport, World BEYOND War receives 20% of the proceeds. The world citizenship movement, which now numbers over 1,000,000 world citizens, was sparked by Garry Davis after WWII. Learn more and register for your World Passport today!
All of the following donor benefits are optional and at each donor’s discretion. They are all also for life and do not expire.
Peace Champions ($100,000 +)
Access to all of the benefits of the other levels as well as the naming of a WBW project or award in your honor, and (virtual) coffee with WBW ED David Swanson twice a year.
Peace Creators ($50,000 +)
Membership to WBW’s Donor Circle which includes all of the benefits of the lower levels as well as backstage access to the WBW annual #NoWar Conference which includes an exclusive conversation with panelists, participating in a planning meeting to offer suggestions and feedback, and complimentary VIP seats at the conference as well as at other in-person conferences and events.
War Abolishers ($25,000 +)
Complementary registration for all online courses, the full collection of David Swanson’s books signed, and all of the benefits of the lower levels.
War Enders ($10,000 +)
An invitation to quarterly peace chats with special guests in addition to all of the benefits of the lower levels.
Movement Makers ($5,000 +)
Complementary registration for two online courses and one bookclub of your choosing in addition to all the benefits in the lower levels.
World Beyond War Leaders ($1,000 +)
Choice of an item of WBW merchandise. Complementary registration for one online course.
THE PEACE POD: Active Sustaining (a recurring donation of $15/month or more)
Monthly update on the good your donations are doing from WBW’s Development Director, plus choice of an item of WBW merchandise.
The merchandise to choose from:
|A sky blue scarf symbolizing the one sky under which all people live and signifying our dedication to ending all war. Learn more here.|
|If you select t-shirt, you’ll need to also send us an email or fill in the text box letting us know what style, size, and color you would like and where we should mail it. We have lots of different t-shirts. We even have a Peace Pod t-shirt that you can ask us for the link to see, as it’s not available in our public store.|
|A Global Security System: An Alternative to War (AGSS) is World BEYOND War’s effort to describe an alternative security system – one in which peace is pursued by peaceful means – to replace the present war system. It describes the “hardware” of creating a peace system, and the “software” — the values and concepts — necessary to operate a peace system and the means to spread these globally. Learn more.|
|This Peace Almanac lets you know important steps, progress, and setbacks in the movement for peace that have taken place on each day of the year. Learn more.|
|Curing Exceptionalism: What’s wrong with how we think about the United States? What can we do about it? by David Swanson.U.S. exceptionalism, the idea that the United States of America is superior to other nations, is no more fact-based and no less harmful than racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry. The purpose of this book is to persuade you of that statement. This book examines how the United States actually compares with other countries, how people think about the comparison, what damage that thinking does, and what changes we might want to consider making.|
|War Is Never Just by David Swanson. This book builds a case that the time has come to set behind us the idea that a war can ever be just. This critique of “Just War” theory finds the criteria such theories use to be either unmeasurable, unachievable, or amoral, and the perspective taken too narrow. This book argues that belief in the possibility of a just war does tremendous damage by facilitating enormous investment in war preparations–which strips resources from human and environmental needs while creating momentum for numerous unjust wars.|
|Waging Peace by David Hartsough is a testament to the difference one person can make. Hartsough’s stories inspire, educate, and encourage readers to find ways to work for a more just and peaceful world. Inspired by the examples of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., Hartsough has spent his life experimenting with the power of active nonviolence. It is the story of one man’s effort to live as though we were all brothers and sisters.|
|War No More: The Case for Abolition, by David Swanson. This book, with a foreword by Kathy Kelly, presents what numerous reviewers have called the best existing argument for the abolition of war, demonstrating that war can be ended, war should be ended, war is not ending on its own, and that we must end war.|
|When the World Outlawed War, by David Swanson. A forgotten story from the 1920s of how people created a treaty to ban all war — a treaty still on the books but not remembered.|
|War Is A Lie by David Swanson. This is a widely praised best-selling classic. “There are three insightful books I’ve read that explain how and why no good can come of the current U.S. reliance on military force and war in seeking its desired ‘Pax Americana’: War Is A Racket by General Smedley Butler; War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges, and War Is A Lie by David Swanson.” — Coleen Rowley, former FBI special agent, whistleblower, and Time magazine person of the year.|
|20 Dictators Currently Supported by the U.S. by David Swanson. No one will be able to read this and believe that a primary purpose of U.S. foreign policy is to oppose dictatorships or to promote democracy.|
|Leaving World War II Behind by David Swanson. This book debunks the case used to justify and glorify World War II.|
|Peace Crimes: Pine Gap, National Security and Dissent. At the closely guarded and secretive military facility, Pine Gap in Australia’s Northern Territory, police arrest six nonviolent activists. Their crime: to step through a fence, lamenting and praying for the dead of war. Thanks for these books and for work to #ClosePineGap goes to Wage Peace Australia.|
We are largely funded by very small donations. We are extremely grateful to every volunteer and donor, although we don’t have room to thank them all, and many prefer to be anonymous. We have been supported by all of these foundations and individuals.
U.S. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please consult your tax advisor for details. World BEYOND War’s U.S. tax ID is 23-7217029.
Canadian donations are not currently tax deductible but we are in the process of applying for Canadian charitable status so hoping this will change in the near future.
We plan to add other parts of the world soon.