Alphabetical list of organizations

The following is a list of organizations I have reviewed on this blog, organized alphabetically.

Academy for Peace (thoughts)
An organization in Costa Rica with programs in schools to teach children “social and emotional intelligence through a combination of the HeartMath method for ‘feeling peace’ and Nonviolent Communication for ’speaking peace.’”
African Leadership Academy (thoughts)
A two-year secondary school in Africa with the mission to “To transform Africa into a peaceful and prosperous continent by developing and supporting its future leaders.”
Critical Resistance (thoughts)
“A national grassroots organization committed to ending society’s use of prisons and policing as an answer to social problems.”
Edible Front Range (thoughts)
A magazine and online community “that celebrates the abundance of local, seasonal food in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Pueblo and towns in between. Through our magazine, website and events, we seek to connect the people who produce, sell and cook local food with those who care enough to seek it out.”
First Place for Youth (thoughts)
An organization in California helping youth in foster care transition to living on their own.
Human Rights Watch (thoughts)
An organization working to investigate and expose human rights violations through-out the world.
Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation (thoughts)
A non-profit research institute “to study and promote the understanding of conflict processes and intervention from the transformative framework.” (thoughts)
A for-profit site with networking and advertising resource for mediation professionals, as well as free articles and mediator directory search.
Mediators Beyond Borders (thoughts)
“[A] non-profit, humanitarian organization established to partner with communities worldwide to build their conflict resolution capacity for preventing, resolving and healing from conflict.”
Mural Arts Program (thoughts)
“The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives.”
PeaceJam (thoughts)
An organization with teaching curricula aiming to “create a new generation of young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates.”
Peacemaker Institute (thoughts)
A Buddhist-inspired institute offering workshops and retreats to “train leaders and community activists in a non-polarizing and non-divisive approach to creating positive social change in support of a more just, peaceful and sustainable global community.”
Playing for Change (thoughts)
“A multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music.”
Search for Common Ground (thoughts)
An organization working “to transform the way the world deals with conflict – away from adversarial approaches and towards collaborative problem solving.”
Shajar-e-Ilm (thoughts)
An organization in Pakistan with a focus on educating girls.
Shalom Educating for Peace (thoughts)
An organization in Rwanda “working for building and sustaining positive peace through education.”
Slow Food International (thoughts)
An organization whose goal is “to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. To do that, Slow Food brings together pleasure and responsibility, and makes them inseparable.”
United States Institute of Peace (thoughts)
“[A]n independent, nonpartisan institution established and funded by Congress,” with the following goals: “to help prevent and resolve violent international conflicts, promote post-conflict stability and development, and increase conflict management capacity, tools, and intellectual capital worldwide.”
The University for Peace (thoughts)
A U.N.-mandated university located in Costa Rica that offers master’s degrees in peace studies, with a variety of possible focuses.
Women for Women International (thoughts)
An organization to help women in war-torn countries transition from being victims to being leaders in their community.

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