Peace Resources – 2011
“We know more about war than about peace. We know more about killing than about living. This is our 20th Century’s claim to progress—knowledge of science outstrips capacity for control. We have too many men of science, too few men of God. The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. We are a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.”
-General Omar Bradley (WWII)
This site of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute offers an excellent military expenditure database as well as a variety of other materials related to international peace and security.
The United for Peace and Justice site provides information on a range of issues and highlights the connections between groups engaged in the struggle for peace and justice. It also hosts educational conference calls for people to deepen their own understanding and analysis of current critical issues.
Pax Christi is a non-profit, non-governmental Catholic peace movement working on a global scale on a wide variety of issues in the fields of human rights, human security, disarmament and demilitarization, just world order and religion and violent conflict. Their website offers a variety of resources as well as the opportunity to become personally involved.
This site has peace prayers from prayer traditions throughout the world.
This site of the Institute for Individual and World Peace offers personal stories, articles, workshops and a free subscription to “A Moment of Peace”, a weekly quote sent to your email for personal reflection.
This site is a compilation of the written works of John Dear, SJ on peace and nonviolence. It also has links to multiple other sites with similar themes.
This site groups together a number of interrelated initiatives focused on global peace. Countries are ranked yearly on a global peace index. New Zealand continue to occupy first position, but both Canada, ranked 14th, and the United States, ranked 85th, have dropped in the yearly ratings.