Manchester University
Websites for Peace Studies

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Center for Economic & Social Justice

A series of articles explains and promotes the “Just Third Way,” “capital homesteading,” and “justice-based management,” the three main strategies the Center advocates to achieve its goals. Also included are a glossary of terms and links to two e-books by Lewis Kelso, the lawyer-economist whose economic theories strongly influenced CESJ’s strategies.

The Civilian Public Service Story

Information about Civilian Public Service, the camps where nearly 12,000 conscientious objectors served during World War II and a database of names of those who served.

Elizabethtown College's Peace Pamphlet Collection

More than 30 pamphlets that focus on peace, historic peace churches, conscientious objectors and alternative service, from the archives at Elizabethtown College.

Films for Action

Over 900 films and videos designed to raise awareness of important social, environmental, and media-related issues not covered by the mainstream news. All content can be watched free online.

IDEA - A Journal of Social Issues

This peer-reviewed electronic journal promotes the exchange of ideas in regards to cults, mass movements, autocratic power, war, genocide, democide, holocaust, and murder.

Journal of Religion, Conflict, and Peace

A project of Plowshares, a peace studies collaborative of Earlham, Goshen, and Manchester Universitys, the journal addresses both the problem of religion and conflict and the possibility and practices of peace, giving particular attention to peace.

Nonviolent Social Change

An online journal dedicated to publishing accounts of nonviolent conflict that have not been given sufficient attention. Published since 1971 as the Bulletin of the Peace Studies Institute, Nonviolent Social Change is an annual publication of the Manchester University Peace Studies Institute, North Manchester, Indiana.

On Earth Peace -- Resources Page

Grounded in the Church of the Brethren, On Earth Peace follows the teaching of Jesus Christ to renew and live out their biblical and denominational heritage of peace. Resources include brief articles and several different newsletters.

Peace, Conflict & Development

This open-access journal focuses on contemporary issues in Conflict and Peace Studies. Articles address such topics as human rights, democracy and democratisation, conflict resolution, environment, security, war, culture, identity and community, and other related areas of interest.

Peace Magazine

Published by the Canadian Disarmament Information Service (CANDIS), Peace Magazine includes articles on disarmament; conflict resolution; nonviolent sanctions; peace institutions (e.g. the United Nations and the World Court); conflicts and crises around the world; profiles of activists and researchers; and controversies about development, population, and environmental protection.

Plowshares Digital Archive for Peace Studies

A collaboration of Earlham, Goshen, and Manchester Universitys, the digital archive provides primary documents - including minutes, diaries, correspondence, pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals - ranging in date from the 1700s to the present. Documents chronicle the social justice efforts of the students and faculty of the three colleges as well as the members of their affiliated historic peace-churches - Quakers, Mennonites and the Church of the Brethren.

United Nations Peacekeeping

This official U.N. site provides facts & figures, documents, maps and background information on past and current peacekeeping operations. In addition to a glossary and a photo gallery, there are links to select U.N. publications such as 50 Years of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations and Meeting New Challenges: Q&A on United Nations Peacekeeping.

United States Institute of Peace

The USIP is a government organization dedicated to the promotion of peace around the world. Look under the Publications tab to access its Special Report, Peaceworks and online working papers.

WIN Magazine

This quarterly magazine of the War Resisters League covers resistance to war abroad as well as resistance to violence and militarism within the United States. (formerly Nonviolent Activist)

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