J & P Resources

We are in the process of creating a web portal dedicated to assisting scholars and activists researching and working in the field of justice and peace. This portal will be particularly attuned to the various religious and theological aspects of the field, and will host a special section for those interested in the Rocky Mountain region. In the meantime, the list of resources below is provided to help draw attention to other useful websites. The list is by no means comprehensive; however, it might prove a good place to get started.

Peace and Justice Studies Association – The PJSA is a non-profit organization that is “dedicated to bringing together academics, K-12 teachers, and grassroots activists to explore alternatives to violence and share visions and strategies for peacebuilding, social justice, and social change.”

Denver Justice and Peace Committee – Working in the same community as Iliff, the DJPC is “a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting human rights, economic justice, and lasting peace in Latin America through education, solidarity projects, and nonviolent activism.”

Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center – The RMPJC is “rooted in the spirit of unconditional nonviolence” and “dedicated to progressive personal and social change.” The organization is involved with several issues of particular interest in the region.

Southern Poverty Law Center – The SPLC is “a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society.” Headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama, the organization offers several free resources through its Teaching Tolerance program.

Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice – Located at the University of Notre Dame and the University of San Diego, respectively, the Kroc Institutes are leaders in the field of peace and conflict studies and connect academics with practitioners worldwide.

Several Christian denominations possess dedicated internal organizations concerned with advancing issues related to justice and peace. More information about denominational views and involvement can be found at the following links:

Anglican
Episcopalian
Presbyterian
Roman Catholic
Unitarian Universalist
United Church of Christ
United Methodist