Peace and conflict studies is a social science field that identifies and analyses violent and nonviolent behaviours as well as the structural mechanisms attending social conflicts with a view towards understanding those processes which lead to a more desirable human condition. A variation on this, peace studies (irenology), is an interdisciplinary effort aiming at the prevention, de-escalation, and solution of conflicts by peaceful means, thereby seeking 'victory' for all parties involved in the conflict.

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Non-sectarian organization dedicated to spreading peace through prayer. Visit
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. Visit
Official site of Amnesty International, a worldwide movement campaigning for human rights for all. Visit
Aim to tour the globe in a fleet of buses promoting world peace and goodwill through technology, mainly by enabling live net-casts from remote locations Visit
Promotes grassroots activism for nuclear disarmament, an end to weapons trafficking, a just economy, a democratic foreign policy, and an informed electorate. Visit
Educates American children about the world beyond their experience and shows them that they can make a positive impact on a global scale, one penny at a time. Visit
International network of peace and justice organizations dedicated to sowing the seeds for the abolition of war through the implementation of the Hague Agenda for Peace and Justice for the 21st Century. Visit
Non-governmental organization that charters passenger ships annually to sail the globe in search of peaceful solutions to global problems Visit