The mission of the Citizens for Peace is to be responsive community leaders centered on learning, educating and facilitating the practices and principles of non-violence in the world.
We are a non-profit, (591 (c4) organization, working to create a culture of peace in Michigan, the United States, and the world. We hold monthly educational meetings at 7 p.m. Many of our future meetings will be held on Zoom.
Our activities and educational outreach are planting the seeds of peace that will grow a more peaceful world.
Enjoy a message from Colleen Mills, President Emeritus of the Citizens for Peace, on how we began, how we organized, and how we continue persistently to make peace a priority. Click HERE to hear the message.
The Citizens for Peace is a group of concerned citizens dedicated to creating a more peaceful world since Veteran’s Day, 2003. In the last 17 years, we have worked tirelessly to educate about peace and nonviolence. We have organized into three areas:
1. Growing as peacemakers
2. Educating on nonviolence
3. Influencing the political agenda
How will we accomplish our mission?
By raising awareness of the possibility of creating a peaceful world using non-violent communication, diplomacy, and conflict resolution.
By expressing our concerns to elected representatives,
and encouraging support of legislation that would reduce
violence and improve the lives of all people.
By providing resources on peace and nonviolence to area activists and the community.
By reaching out and supporting other individuals and groups promoting peace and peaceful conflict resolution locally, nationally and internationally.
To view our 2020 Activities HERE
To view our 2019 Activities, click HERE
To go to our Facebook, click HERE
To view our 2018 Activities, click HERE
To view our 2017 Activities, click HERE
To view our 2016 Activities, click HERE
To view our 2015 Activities, click HERE.
To view our 2014 Activities, click HERE.
To view our information stored on the
Wayne State University Digital Commons,
To view our history, click HERE.
Some of our activities and accomplishments:
· Publishing The Get Involved Guide for activists.
· Creating a Nonviolence and Peacebuilding Bibliography of over 1100 titles; and donating the books to various libraries in Michigan to make them available for people to borrow through MELCAT.
· Writing op-ed pieces, letters to the editors and post cards on peace and nonviolence issues.
· Tabling at events around the state to educate the public about peace and nonviolence.
· Speaking to our Representatives, Senators, civic leaders, and community groups, to promote peaceful alternatives to violence.
· Supporting fellow organizations in the Detroit Area Peace with Justice Network (DAPJN) and the Michigan Peace Network.
· Working with RESA, a regional educational service agency, to teach educators about the method of Restorative Practices for schools.
· Holding monthly educational meetings on the second Tuesday of the month since Veteran's Day 2003!