World BEYOND War is a global nonviolent movement to end war and establish a just and sustainable peace.
Our Theory of Change: Education, Action, and Media
World BEYOND War currently coordinates dozens of chapters and maintains partnerships with nearly 100 affiliates around the world. WBW functions through a decentralized, distributed grassroots organizing model focused on building power at the local level. We don’t have a central office and we all work remotely. WBW’s staff provide tools, trainings, and resources to empower the chapters and affiliates to organize in their own communities based on what campaigns resonate most with their members, while at the same time organizing towards the long-term goal of war abolition. Key to World BEYOND War’s work is the holistic opposition to the institution of war at large – not only all current wars and violent conflicts, but the industry of war itself, the ongoing preparations for war that feed the profitability of the system (for example, arms manufacturing, weapons stockpiling, and the expansion of military bases). This holistic approach, focused on the institution of war as a whole, sets WBW apart from many other organizations.
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World BEYOND War is run largely by volunteers who devote their time for free. Here are some Volunteer Spotlights.
Volunteer Spotlight: La Paz Bolivia Chapter Coordinator Silvia Raquel Mejía Laura / Voluntario Destacado: Coordinador del capítulo La Paz Bolivia Silvia Raquel Mejía Laura
The November 2023 Volunteer Spotlight features La Paz Bolivia Chapter Coordinator Silvia Raquel Mejía Laura. #WorldBEYONDWar
The October 2023 Volunteer Spotlight features WBW Japan Chapter Member Sumie Sato. #WorldBEYONDWar
The August 2023 Volunteer Spotlight features Jane Obiora, WBW Nigeria Chapter Coordinator. #WorldBEYONDWar
The July 2023 Volunteer Spotlight features Stefania Sani & Janet Parker, co-coordinators for the World BEYOND War Madison chapter. #WorldBEYONDWar
Past Board Presidents
World BEYOND War is a member of the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases; the Divest from the War Machine Coalition; the Global Day Against Military Spending; the International Peace Bureau; the Korea Collaboration Network; the Poor People’s Campaign; United for Peace and Justice; the United National Antiwar Coalition; the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons; the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space; the international network No to war – no to NATO; Overseas Base Realignment and Closure Coalition; People Over Pentagon; Campaign to End the Selective Service System; No Fighter Jets Coalition; Canada-Wide Peace and Justice Network; Peace Education Network (PEN); Beyond Nuclear; Working Group on Youth, Peace, and Security; Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace, WE.net, Abolition 2000, War Industry Resisters Network, Groups Against Arms Fairs.
Our liasons to various coalitions are as follows:
- NoForeignBases.org: Robert Fantina
- United National Antiwar Coalition: John Reuwer
- Divest from the War Machine: Greta Zarro
- Global Day Against Military Spending: Gar Smith
- Korea Collaboration Network: Alice Slater
- Abolish Selective Service: David Swanson
- GPA: Donnal Walter
- Code Pink – China is Not our Enemy: Liz Remmerswaal
- Groups Against Arms Fairs: Liz Remmerswaal and Rachel Small
- U.S. Peace Coalition: Liz Remmerswaal
- Independent and Peaceful Australian Network/Pacific Peace Network: Liz Remmerswaal
- New Zealand Peace Foundation International Affairs and Disarmament Committee: Liz Remmerswaal
- WE.net: David Swanson
- Abolition 2000: David Swanson
- War Industry Resisters Network: Greta Zarro.
- Canada-Wide Peace and Justice Network: Rachel Small.
- No New Fighter Jets Coalition: Rachel Small.
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. Here is a page thanking those we can.