About Our ChapterNew Zealand/Aotearoa for a World BEYOND War is a local chapter of the global World BEYOND War network, whose mission is the abolition of war. World BEYOND War’s work debunks the myths that war is inevitable, just, necessary, or beneficial. We outline the evidence that nonviolent methods are the most effective and lasting tools by which to resolve conflict. And we provide a blueprint for ending war, one that is rooted in the strategies of demilitarizing security, managing conflict nonviolently, and creating a culture of peace.
Our CampaignsThe chapter has organized a variety of campaigns, film screenings, webinars, workshops, and numerous speaking engagements. Chapter coordinator Liz Remmerswaal hosts the Radio Kidnappers show ‘Peace Witness’ featuring national and international peace activists. The chapter has also organized installations of peace poles.
Chapter news and views
World BEYOND War Board Member John Reuwer’s tour of New Zealand is progressing with great results. Events have thus far been held in Auckland and Hamilton, with six cities yet to come.
World BEYOND War Treasurer John Reuwer, who is normally based in the United States, has embarked on a four-week tour of New Zealand to lead discussions on the utility of war versus its alternatives. #WorldBEYONDWar
In photos is World BEYOND War Vice President Liz Remmerswaal. #WorldBEYONDWar
World BEYOND War has recently held a number of events in Hastings, New Zealand, including publicly rallying for peace in Palestine. #WorldBEYONDWar
Liz Remmerswaal interviews Mike Smith, Wellington activist, former General Secretary of the Labour Party under PM Helen Clark, former Catholic priest, community worker, and founder of NZ Fabian Society. #WorldBEYONDWar