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
Peace Witness with Liz Remmerswaal and Keith Locke
‘Peace Witness’ features those who stand up to be counted as advocating for non violent ways of resolving conflict. #WorldBEYONDWar
Quakers Aotearoa New Zealand: Peace Testimony
A reminder of the peace work Friends have taken part in over the decades and of the importance of our peace advocacy, which is as important as ever as New Zealand’s military spending climbs ever upwards. #WorldBEYONDWar
New Zealand’s Record High Military Spending Will Please Its Dangerous Ally But Increase the Risk of Nuclear War
Our security is not served by going deeper into the nuclear arms of NATO and being at war with China and Russia. #WorldBEYONDWar
Audio: New Episodes of Peace Witness with Liz Remmerswaal
‘Peace Witness’ features those who stand up to be counted as advocating for nonviolent ways of resolving conflict. #WorldBEYONDWar
Why New Zealand Should Abolish Its Military
We have no need for a so-called Defence Force in Aotearoa / New Zealand. #WorldBEYONDWar
How the NZ Cabinet Learned to Stop Worrying About the Bomb and Love NATO
New Zealand’s Former Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control writes that the NZ government is betraying the NZ public for NATO. #WorldBEYONDWar