Who We Are
Illinois for a World BEYOND War (IWBW) is a statewide chapter of the global World BEYOND War movement, working nonviolently to end war and establish a just and sustainable peace. All of our members have signed World BEYOND War’s Declaration of Peace and are committed to its vision.
What We Envision
By offering ongoing peace education, countering the dominant pro-war media narrative, and making efforts to influence our elected officials to stop supporting and financing militarism and war, we strive to end war. Through growth and a wide membership base, we can be more effective and offer wider opportunities for actions that align with members’ interests, abilities, and locations. We can also ally with other Illinois groups committed to peace advocacy, activism, and action.
Did You Know?
The Pentagon has failed its annual audit for the sixth year in a row, according to the Defense Department’s chief financial officer.
So, what to do when the Pentagon can’t account for all the taxpayer money provided?
Of course, give the Generals and the Military Contractors more!
Stop this insanity!
Chapter news and views
“The question is no longer between violence and non-violence, it is between non-violence and non-existence.” ~Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. #WorldBEYONDWar
David Swanson will speak at peace events across the Midwest. #WorldBEYONDWar
We very much need World BEYOND War educational and activist events and campaigns in Illinois (and every other location). #WorldBEYONDWar
World BEYOND War Board President Kathy Kelly on why war is never the answer and how to work towards abolishing it. #WorldBEYONDWar