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          The Peace Academy Refs/Links Resources are selected from many submissions, as well as about 25 search pages from Google (11/30/03) This page organizes them into the following categories. If you like what you find here, please help spread the word about the v. U.S. Peace Academy with your friends, fellow Students, and associates.

vUSPA Reference Links

    Home Page for The v. U.S. Peace Academy (vUSPA)
[If you ever forget the way to this site, just put "vUSPA" in the Google Search Engine!]
    Resource Links & Site Search Engine
    vUSPA Staff

Links to vUSPA Resource Sections on this page

    Local Peace Studies Programs
    Selected Summary Resource Pages (the more extensive lists of resource links at other sites)
    Organizations Training Others in Conflictology (in the Establishment of Peace)
    High School & Childrens Peace Trainings
    Misc Peace Studies Resources

    Some Organizations Working for Sustainable Peace
----     Including the Department of Peace Campaign     ----

    Organizations Engaged in Problem Solving On A Broad Scale
(Sustainability, Farming, Jobs, etc as well as in Peace Establishment)
    On The Development of a US Academy of Peace
    International Peace Academy
    Links for Resources for Awareness in Conscientious Objection

    2nd Set of Resources
More Peace Academy References found via Google Search

    Links to Other Pages at the vUSPA web site & Site Search Engine

FLASH!: Please take the time to visit the website of the National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund so that you have a chance to read and contemplate the comparative advantages of H.R. 2037 as it was submitted with numerous sponsors on May 8, 2003. This is an extremely important aspect of the work in supporting and encouraging conscientious objection status. It is also the most practical way we can develop the nationwide financing for a Department of Peace and a Peace Academy System. Go to Local (Seattle Area) contact for keeping up: Howard Welsh via


Local Peace Studies Programs

          The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2001 as a result of a merger of the Consortium on Peace research, Education and Development (COPRED) and the Peace Studies Association (PSA). Both organizations provided leadership in the broadly defined field of peace, conflict and justice studies. We are dedicated to bringing together academics, K-12 teachers and grassroots activists to explore alternatives to violence and share visions and strategies for social justice and social change. PJSA also serves as a professional association for scholars in the field of peace and conflict resolution studies. [Local ref: The Evergreen State College in Washington State has one of many ongoing Peace and Justice Studies programs, by the way, as well as ">regular current-topic conference events.]

          The University For Personal And Global Peace - Founded by Dr. Sherry Daniel to provide people of all ages with training in the "Big Picture Approach," a technology for peace that enables people to bridge the gap between their vision of peace and their personal and global reality. A series of "Big Picture Think Tanks for Peace" are being sponsored to advance research into new ways to create peace on a personal and global level. The think tanks are offered in Seattle. The Peace Network offers free admission to those attending a Think Tank for the first time, as well as a free CD entitled, "The Search for Peace" by Dr. Shery Daniel.


Selected Summary Resource Pages
(the more extensive lists of resource links at other sites)

          The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2001 as a result of a merger of the Consortium on Peace research, Education and Development (COPRED) and the Peace Studies Association (PSA). Both organizations provided leadership in the broadly defined field of peace, conflict and justice studies. We are dedicated to bringing together academics, K-12 teachers and grassroots activists to explore alternatives to violence and share visions and strategies for social justice and social change. PJSA also serves as a professional association for scholars in the field of peace and conflict resolution studies. [Local ref: The Evergreen State College in Washington State has one of many ongoing Peace and Justice Studies programs, by the way, as well as ">regular current-topic conference events.]

          At the US Institute of Peace can be found a number of resource pages, including for The Jeannette Rankin Library Program which supports the research needs of the Institute's programs, outside practitioners, researchers, libraries, and a worldwide virtual audience, in the field of international conflict management.
          Also available are lists of Topical Links, International Organizations, Research Centers, and Other Resources.
subscribe to the newsletter of the Institute of Peace via

You may also find of interest the National Peace Essay Contest via

          Read about the Peace Academy at Santa Barbara High School which replaces the high school's Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, which was closed down due to I lack of enrollment.

          the site at has just about all the colleges with peace studies/conflict resolution classes in its list. Please see The "Conflictology" section for more resources of this nature.

          Closer to Seattle is the Northwest Social Forum

          Another local favorite is the Center for Spirituality & Justice
          A most enjoyable and resourceful site:Vermont Peace Academy


Organizations Training Others in Conflictology and the Establishment of Peace

Global Conflict Resolution Training Programs
Degree and Non-degree Programs

(Not all of these have web links at this time)

USA studies:
          "The Plowshares Collaborative was formed in 2002 by Earlham College, Goshen College, and Manchester College to develop the strongest, most distinctive undergraduate program in peace studies in the United States. Remarkable triad of small Indiana colleges: all three offer undergraduate degrees in peace and conflict studies. Goshen also offers certifications (even one for elementary, middle and secondary school teachers in conflict transformation). Quote on the home page, as an example: "Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice." Baruch Spinoza

          "Brandeis University's existing peace and conflict studies program" is only one of the parts of this university and their resources/approach to all. BA, MA, PhD in a myriad of course titles and programs [located in Waltham, MA.].
          The International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life is the center.
          "The Center for Applied Conflict Management (CACM) developed one of the earliest conflict resolution undergraduate degree programs in the United States, and has contributed to the development of the dynamic and rapidly growing fields of conflict resolution and peace studies." Kent State University, Kent, Ohio-since 1973 Political Science degree (CACM is part of that). and they even offer 12 hour training seminars for the public.
          Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame. Certainly well-known, post-Joan's  donation. Thorough M.A. and fellowships, undergraduate degrees are "supplemental" -the peace studies are simply added to whatever a student is majoring in. The beautiful/exciting aspect of this school is it's internationality, students from all over the  world, all continents, etc. Learning with positive difference.

          Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, Univ. of California. Based in San Diego (with Joan K. donation in addition). One of its advantages: programs, seminars, is multi-campus; they will be "everywhere." Program partners with Scripps Oceanography, Los Alamos Laboratories, Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy.
· Center for Global Peace at UC Irvine co-design events, etc. (Irvine has its own, quite different, program.)

          George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, MA and PhD, Certificate for Health Professionals
          American University, The Division of International Peace and Conflict Resolution obtains degrees via the School of International Service, also a Center for Global Peace
          Conflict Research Consortium, University of Colorado San Francisco State, Certificate in Conflict Resolution.

University of Toronto, Peace and Conflict Studies, extensive undergraduate only;
Peace Research Institute - Dundas, Ontario.

          Japan: [note the Honolulu office], Toda Institute honors the life and work of Josei Toda, a lay Buddhist organization dedicated to peace research and education. (Josef was a pacifist during WWII.) Majid Tehranian is the director, residing in Honolulu, and there is an office there. Primarily
devoted to seminars and research. No degrees to speak of. (Most recent program at Simon Fraser University this past summer.)

By no means inclusive.
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, extensive English-speaking peace research and conflict studies;
INCORE (International Conflict Research) at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland and the UN, dedicated to research
and seminars; the Northern European research centers (of the impressive sort)-- SIPRI, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Sweden;
TAPRI, Tampere Peace Research Institute, Finland.

          ...Conflictology..the Central Asian term for conflict studies. Headquarters seems to be in St. Petersburg: St.Petersburg Conflict Resolution Center. The centers are particularly focused around mediators, training and inspiring. St. Petersburg State also has degrees inside the department of philosophy.

          CRInfo: A Comprehensive Gateway to Conflict Resolution Resources


High School & Childrens Peace Trainings

          PAVE Peace Academy of Virtual Education. Vision. ... The Peace Academy of Virtual Education is one way of meeting the needs of today's students and parents. (Canada) Peace Wapiti School Division at PAVE
          Peace Academy PROJECT JUSTIFICATION Students' movement to a Peace millennium... at

Peace Academy at

          Childrens Peace Academy, Rio Culture.htm

          Children's Peace Academy Mobile-Eyes On Creating Peace ... Eugene Children's Peace Academy Explore the struggle that parents and organizers of a charter school devoted to teaching peace education confront in ...
          Eugene Children's Peace Academy Eugene Children's Peace Academy Warning: This listing is no longer actively maintained... [also check above link]

St. Jude Montessori Academy Of Peace st. jude montessori academy of Peace. carretera al aeropuerto col. rivera telephone: 011526865-654605 fax: same email:

          Peace Education Directory ... Email links to individuals who are active in Peace Education. The Montessori Foundation's Peace Academy. PeaceCulture.Net. Peace 101.

Peace Academy honored with National Character Award. WASHINGTON, DC (September 22, 2003) Ð Community of Peace Academy (Grades K-12, public) of St.

          Operation PEACE Summer Academy
Community Services Projects: Contemporary Arts Program

          YP1 - Youth Peace Academy
Exercise at the Youth Peace Academy


Misc Peace Studies Resources

          Center For Global Nonviolence ... Chavez-United Farm Workers Commonweal Collection, Culture of Peace News Network Department of Peace & Peace Academy Bill (Kucinich--HR.2459) Doukhobors-Koozma

          Grace and Peace Online - GAP Academy GAP Academy. Welcome! Welcome to Grace and Peace Academy! Mission & Vision, The reasons for GAPA to excel. Educational Philosophy, What GAPA bases curriculum on. ...

          Publishers ... Total Princeton University Press. Professors World Peace Academy/Paragon House. ...

          Peace and Conflict Resolution Resources ... International Security International, Boundaries Research Unit International, Institute for Strategic Studies, International Peace Academy, International Policy ...

          Peace emphasized as Buddhist Academy opens - The Honolulu ... ... Posted at 12:23 pm, Wednesday, August 20, 2003. Peace emphasized as Buddhist Academy opens. By Mike Gordon Advertiser Staff Writer. ...


Some Organizations Working for Sustainable Peace

              The Department of Peace Campaign and Legislation (HR1673) seeks to make nonviolence an organizing principle in our society, and is related to the campaign for the (actual) U.S. Peace Academy. Please use the below information to contact your representative(s), to sign the DOP petition, and assist in getting the word out towards bringing about a Department of Peace.
           A Department of Peace would focus on nonmilitary peaceful conflict resolutions, prevent violence, promote justice and democratic principles to expand human rights. Domestically, the Department would be responsible for developing policies which address issues such as domestic violence, child abuse, mistreatment of the elderly, and other issues of cultural violence. Internationally, the Department would gather research, analyze foreign policy and make recommendations to the President on how to address the root causes of war and intervene before violence begins, while improving national security, including the protection of human rights and the prevention and de-escalation of unarmed and armed international conflict.
           The DoP systematically applies the power of peace to the eradication of root causes of violence, and we believe, is worthy of our collective support. Over the course of history people have always dreamed of peace, but we have never had a broad-reaching, well-funded, systemic structure to help make it a reality. We know that now is the time that we must cultivate a real and lasting peace in the world- the consequences of not doing so are almost too difficult to imagine.
           April 8th, 2004 marks the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Department of Peace legislation (H.R. 1673) into the U.S. House of Representatives. It also marks the one-year anniversary of our Democracy Conference in Washington D.C., where hundreds of us from around the nation visited our congress members to lobby for the legislation.
           To find out more detailed information on this legislation, and how you can help us make it law, visit the DOP website at You can also find statistics on violence and war, as well as frequently asked questions about this legislation. Others working on this campaign include The Renaissance Alliance.

             Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action Just North of Bremerton, WA - Founded in 1977, offers the opportunity to explore the meaning and practice of nonviolence from a perspective of deep spiritual reflection, providing a means for witnessing to and resisting all nuclear weapons, especially Trident. "Through nonviolent direct action we seek to go to the root of violence and injustice in our world and experience the transforming power of love." For a most effective means of documenting your intentions in Conscientious Objection (CO), you can Join GZ for civil disobedience (CD) or to assist via a peacekeeper role, via any one of three yearly vigils via GZ, including Mother's Day and Hiroshima/Nagasaki Day. (This links to GZ's pdf file for CO/CD. If you have trouble bringing up pdf files on screen, you can also right-click on the link and select "save target as" and download the file that way for later reading off-line.)
      Other actions provided for participation via GZ include Petition to release Jackie, Carol, and Ardeth, the Depleted Uranium Munitions Action Plan (here you can read the Depleted Uranium document from US Navy), and The case for abolishing nuclear weapons.

             "Feb, 15, 2003 was a mutation in the thinking of the world's people. It was the same thing that Albert Einstein was asking for - to change our way of thinking." -Blase Bonpane, Office of the America's. Waging Peace, the Empowerment Projects latest documentary has just been completed, and they have offered it to us for fund-raising and to inspire and re-energize our communities. We can raise funds through house parties, salon showings, community events, and other venues, with discussions and action plans to follow.

              Buddhist Peace Fellowship of Seattle website is a very well done website that includes a range of Buddhist Peace Fellowship activities as well as an archive of reports from David Berrian in Iraq.

              Sign a letter to assist Dr. Helen Caldicott in activism against Depleted Uranium and it's effects! "DU is killing soldiers, innocent civilians, and future generations." See for all you need to know, including Pentagon memos that prove Pentagon know the DU hazards! The only way we will stop DU weapons is to inform the mainstream. Sign the letter to President Bush to not launch a new nuclear arms race at Please pass this link onto your family and friends.

              International Peace Research Institute, Oslo ... 04.10.2001, Klassekampen New Peace Academy (Nytt fredsakademi). ... 04.10.2001, Nationen Peace Academy hopes for support (Fredsakademi håper på støtte).

              World Conference on Religion and Peace (WCRP), encouraging religious communities and leaders to join together to work for tolerance and peace for all humankind. Most Rev Desmond M Tutu, Anglican Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, wrote letter of support asking for support. (

             International Peace Operations Association ... International Crisis Group; International Peace Academy (New York)

             Research Centers in International Relations on the Web: Library ... Diego Interhemispheric Resource Center (IRC) International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) International Law Institute (ILI) International Peace Academy

             Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy - Links ... United Nations University. International Peace Academy. International Crisis Group. Council on Foreign Relations. Center on International ...

             Carnegie Endowment Library - Peace and Conflict Resolution Links ... Boundaries Research Unit International Crisis Group International Institute for Strategic Studies International Peace Academy International Policy Institute ...

              More Resources for Peace Activism can be found via Christopher's Political Reference Page, A Would-be Endless Collection of annotated links, including Responsible Shopping & Investment, Corporate Reform, & Economic Fairness Issues and Veterans For Peace, More Alternatives to War, etc


Organizations Engaged in problem solving on a broad scale
(Sustainability, Farming, Jobs, etc as well as in Peace Establishment)

          Bioneers - Collective Heritage Institute: An organization of some of the most intelligent and long-time dedicated people on the planet (IMHO), developing and implementing "sustainable" solutions throughout the world, including much for rebuilding the ECONOMY on both micro and macro levels. Some great examples are presented via - "Solutions in nature consisitently surpass our concept of what is possible." Also see the Collective Heritage Institute of Santa Fe, NM. Sample articles, include "The Hidden Connection: A Science for Sustainable Living" by Fritjof Capra.

              Gateway to Conscious Evolution with Barbara Marx Hubbard.
This author and futurist is also featured in the groundbreaking documentary series, "HUMANITY ASCENDING: A New Way Through Together". In this transformational series each DVD presents vital elements to awaken the codes for our own conscious evolution and offers direction, meaning and a vision toward our birth as a new humanity. "The Humanity Ascending Series is breathtaking in its scope, startling in its clarity and gloriously hopeful, demonstrating why Barbara Marx Hubbard is a global treasure and one of the greatest visionaries of our time." —Neale Donald Walsch

          "IMAGINE: What America Could be in the 21st Century"
This is about Realities We Can Create.
These are practical and accomplishable, given sufficient re-education about our actual capabilities and resources. Fred Branfman * Denise Breton, Christopher Largent and Stephen Lehman * Deepak Chopra * Kokomon Clottey and Aeeshah Ababio-Clottey * Peter Coyote * Stanley Crouch * Sam Daley-Harris * David Deida * Dee Dickinson * Debbie Ford * Peter Gabel * John Gray * Thom Hartmann * Paul Hawken * Hazel Henderson * bell hooks * Barbara Marx Hubbard * Daphne Rose Kingma * David C. Korten * Dennis Kucinich * Michael Lerner * Paul Rogat Loeb * Gay Gaer Luce * Thomas Moore * Caroline Myss * Dean Ornish * James Redfield * John Robbins * Vicki Robin * Robert Roth * Lance Secretan * Peter Senge * Judith A. Sturnick * Eric Utne * Neale Donald Walsch * Margaret J. Wheatley. All author proceeds go to the Global Renaissance Alliance, P.O. Box 3259, Ceneter Line MI 48015, office: (586)754-8105, Fax: (586)754-8106
If you would like to sign-up to receive Their monthly eNewsletter, you can sign up by sending a blank e-mail to:

              Apollo Alliance Project: Providing a not only a positive vision, but even realistic SOLUTION PLANS, for a sustainable planet? The Apollo Alliance is a growing coalition dedicated to a just and sustainable economy. We are bringing together a broad partnership to rebuild America and face the challenges of conservation, freeing ourselves from dependence on foreign oil, and creating millions of good jobs in the industries of the future.Apollo Alliance launches at Campaign for America's Future "Take Back America" conference in Washington, DC. June 5, 2003. Their set of web pages include "Our Ten Point Plan for Energy Freedom." * Union of Concerned Scientists

          The homepage for the Earth Charter. For sharing announcements, updates, initiatives, news, requests for resources, ideas, etc, see the Homepage for the Earth Charter email list. Subscribe to the list by sending an email to: More good news (Fall '03) at

          Worldwatch Institute

              Physicians for Social Responsibility

              Working Assets Long Distance

              Institute for Policy Studies

              Project Vote Smart Provides each citizen, conservative or liberal, instant, free access to the information relevant to that individual's own unique concerns. also includes information on campaign contributions and finances, biographies and voting records, as well as pages like "Descriptions of Organizations Providing Performance Evaluations," "Research the Issues," "Think Tank & Research Institutes," and "Historical Documents."

              The Rolling Thunder Tour

              The Green Party

              The Natural Law Party of the United States of America


On The Development of a US Academy of Peace

Action Center: Peace -- Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich speaks of a Peace Academy, modeled after the military service academies, that would be established to provide instruction in peace education; Information on legislation introduced to create a national Department

         [Link Updated 5/07]    History: US Institute of Peace ... when Senator Vance Hartke of Indiana and Senator Mark Hatfield of Oregon introduced a bill to create the George Washington Peace Academy.

          The Earth Charter Initiative ... Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich and Bernard Sanders, who co-sponsored the US Congressional Bill proposing the creation of a Department of Peace (and a National Peace Academy) as a ...

Related Search Category: Society > Issues > Peace > Activism and Peace Work

          [Link Updated 5/07]    Establishment of the US Academy of Peace and Conflict Resolution 1983 General Resolution"...That this Assembly urges its appropriate UUA staff and member societies in the United States to familiarize themselves with the Peace Academy Commission's Report and the pending legislation in order to enable them to present to the President and the Congress an informed case for enacting legislation."

          Ralph Bunche Centenary : Activities Directory and Details ...further information, please contact Dr. Nigel Young, Director of the Peace Studies
Program of the birth of Dr. Ralph Bunche, The American Academy of Diplomacy

          AAAS History and Archives
... Whereas a National Peace Academy Campaign (N-PAC) has been launched to mobilize support for an Academy for Peace and Conflict Resolution...           Related Reference

          The National Peace Foundation NPF Mission Statement and History The NPF has its roots in the peace academy idea that was born in the minds of many people and ripened into a grassroots movement that ...


"International Peace Academy"

          The UN, Europe, and Crisis Management The UN, Europe, and Crisis Management Kelvin Ong. October 2000. International
Academy. Message from the President, The International Peace Academy.

          Charity Navigator Rating - International Peace Academy ... International Peace Academy. ... Charity Name, Overall Score, Overall Rating. International Peace Academy, 62.53, Business Executives for National Security, 39.65, ...

          Academy Associate—From Promise to Practice: Strengthening UN Capacities for the Prevention of Violent Chandra Lekha Sriram, JD, PhD International Peace Academy (PDF/Adobe Acrobat file) - Click here To View as HTML

Economic Agendas in Armed Conflict: Defining and Developing the International Peace Academy Economic Agendas in Armed Conflict: Defining and Developing the Role of the UN A Symposium Sponsored by The Government of Norway Co ... (PDF/Adobe Acrobat file) - Click here to View as HTML

          Speaking Notes at The International Peace Academy Seminar, KY ... Peace-Building Speaking Notes at The International Peace Academy Seminar. KY Amoako, Executive Secretary, ECA 14 December 1996 Addis Ababa. OPENING.

          AFB-INFO 1/97 - Peace RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS AND PROJECTS The International Peace Academy, under the directorship of the Indian General Indar Jit Rikkhye, was founded in New York in 1967.

          International Peace Academy Seminar on "Peace-building, ... and Peacekeeping" Partners in Peace and Partners in Progress ...More results from ]

          [20 Oct 1999]: PRESS CONFERENCE BY INTERNATIONAL Peace Academy
20 October 1999. Press Briefing. PRESS CONFERENCE BY INTERNATIONAL
Peace Academy. 19991020. The President of the International Peace

          International Peace Academy INTERNATIONAL Peace Academy. Spotlight Newspaper 1993-04-12 (3). pages cited this search: 1 Order hard copy of these pages

          International Peace Academy: International Development Research ... ... Email this Page. Owner. Silke Reichrath. ID: 2907 Added: 2002-05-29 19:55 Modified: 2003-06-04 19:16. International Peace Academy, Prev Website 11 of 15 Next.

          WHITHER A UNIVERSITY Peace Academy WHITHER A UNIVERSITY Peace Academy? Ring out the thousand wars of old, Ring in the thousand years of Peace! C Alfred, Lord Tennyson. ...

          Musifiky Mwanasali (International Peace Academy, New York) Musifiky Mwanasali (International Peace Academy, New York). Submitted: Tuesday, 24 March 1998 Musifiky Mwanasali Associate International

          AEGEE home: Peace-Academy Peace Academy. Project Objectives: The main aim of this project is to construct a new Peace culture for the 21st century and to promote Peace all over Europe

          Peace educator joins international Academy - ExpressNews - ...
Peace educator joins international Academy By Richard Cairney. September
10, 2002 – It had been an eventful summer for Dr. Toh Swee Hin.


Links for Awareness in Conscientious Objection

          Washington Truth In Recruiting

          Conscientious Objector.Org and http://awol.objector.0rg
          American Friends Service Committee(AFSC)
          Center on Conscience & War (CCW)
          Committee Opposed to Militarism and the Draft (COMD)
          National Network Opposing The Militarization Of Youth (NNOMY)
          Troops To Teachers info (TTT)
          What the Recruiter Never Told You (
          12 Questions
          Stopping War Where it Begins: Youth and the Military.Org
          National Gulf War Resource Center (NGWRC)

          Google Search: "propensity to enlist"


Links to Special Sections O'Kelly McCluskey's Dedication Page

   Memorial Address      "Green Crow" Stories      Quotes About O'Kelly       Photo/Video Links


Resources at this site

    Home Page of virtual US Peace Academy

    The Great Hall of the Peacemakers
    James George Peterson Library at vUSPA - Suggested Courses and Books, etc
    The Economics of War & Peace - the Iraqi War Example
    The Economics of War & Peace Part II
The 'Neo-conomy' in War, deep effects and future implications
    The Economics of War & Peace Part III
Considerations, Innovations, Accountability, Solutions, Resources
      Health Care Related (Petro-Pharmaceutical) Economics
Considerations in the cause of Seeking Accountability and Solutions - both nationally and internationally
    Resources for Sustainable Peace (Selected Links)
    Resources for Sustainable Peace (Selected Links) Page 2
    Some Highly Suggested Studies & Activities for vUSPA Students
- that will also serve well for Documentation of Intentions in Conscientious Objection.
     "Summary of 'Lawyers Guild Report on Free Speech, Public Assembly, and Dissent'" - Legal Resource on Civil Rights and Civil Disobedience

    Poly-Psy & Citizen Health - Problems & Solutions for Discussion:
Introducing a Chart-illustrated Study in "Poly-Psy" - including re: what brought us to this critical crossroads, socially and psychologically, and a look at current citizen roles, beliefs, coping styles, and choices - for society's waking up, healing itself, and recovering Democracy. Mental & emotional re-education for long-term solutions to national & international troubles, as well as implications for short-term problem-solving applications.
    Assisting in the Healing of Veterans
For now, at the JPG Library page is a listing,
PTSD: Integrating Approaches & Paradigms, Mediating Politics
-- Suggested Class and/or Topic for Discussion.

            If any of the above links do not work, Please email request for information to Chris Pringer via

We would like to recommend to everyone interested in peace trainings to
subscribe to the newsletter of the Institute of Peace via

You may also find of interest the National Peace Essay Contest via

If you especially enjoy art, music, and dance,
you might really have fun checking out the
v. U.S. Academy of Peace Through Art.
As Alana Lea, creator of the site, likes to quote:

      "Children, everybody, here's what to do during a war; In a time of destruction, create something.
A poem. A community. A school. A vow. A moral principle. One peaceful moment."

      - from The Fifth Book of Peace by Maxine Hong Kingston

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vUSPA Logo artwork by Chris Pringer
Artistic rendering of concepts & ideals as related to Purpose and eventual goals of vUSPA, including:

      * Eagle: integrative overview and foresight, as well as clothed by the more peaceful of the traditional symbols in the original seal of the United States (olive branch, banner "E Pluribus Unum" - meaning "Of Many, One").
      * Dove: peace, non-violence, gentleness.
      * Olive Branch: ages old symbol for Peace. In "the Great Seal," where the eagle is also holding arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other, the eagle has its head turned towards the olive branch, said to symbolize a preference for peace.
      * Globe: global citizen oriented.
      * Open Book: Right Use of Knowledge, Right Parenting, Right Use of Science
      * Circle of Symbols of World Religions: Ecuminicism of Beliefs.
      * 4 Directions Hoop: a symbol common to almost all Indigenous people of the Americas, but of other world cultures as well, The four cardinal points of the medicine wheel can be used to explain the complex reality of personal and community development.

vUSPA Administrative Staff

Chris Pringer
Administrator & WebSiteMgr of vUSPA
Veterans for Peace Ch.92; "Seattle 12"
Instructor in "PolyPsyArts"

Until further notice, the page for "Advisors to vUSPA Students" has been discontinued (It has been 10 years or more since I have heard from or about them. ~Chris Pringer.
Pastor Rich Lang
Chaplain, vUSPA
Pastor, University Temple United Methodist Church
Seattle, WA

James Peterson McCluskey, M.L.S.
Library Consultant

Tristan McCluskey
Librarian, vUSPA
Seattle, WA

Cameron McCluskey
Librarian, vUSPA
Seattle, WA

*vUSPA Students are those who utilize the vUSPA site for the cause of Peace
in accordance with the "Highly Suggested Studies & Activities for vUSPA Students."
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Founder of vUSPA and Mentor to many
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