Posted by PJSA on Dec 1, 2014 at 2:40 AM
PJSA organizational statements

The Peace and Justice Studies Association, Center for Education Equity, The Sophia Project, Code Pink, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Hands Up Coalition - D.C., and Why We Can't Wait-D.C., call on all people of conscience to participate in a week of action to bring and continue awareness around ending police violence against all people, especially people of color.

This week of action begins Monday, December 1, 2014 and continues until Friday, December 5, 2014. View the event listing on Facebook.

We do this to stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson and the larger St. Louis area.

Posted by PJSA on Nov 5, 2014 at 1:31 PM
PJSA organizational statements

The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA), a bi-national professional association, including peace and justice scholars, activists, and educators in the United States and Canada, joins the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.

Posted by PJSA on Oct 16, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

When was the last time you made a donation to the PJSA?  We're guessing it's been a while, and we understand.  In an increasingly complex world that places many demands on our time and resources, it's easy to have our attention diverted from the core of our work and the communities that support it.  This is where the PJSA comes in: we're your peace and justice professional network, a community of trusted advisors, a place to share good news and seek assistance, a resource base to bolster what you do in the world.

Posted by Ellen Lindeen on Sep 1, 2014 at 1:25 PM

A huge benefit of belonging this to PJSA is the opportunity to learn about and access many different resources because of our members’ willingness to share. With the help of members and others in this field, I've compiled a list of materials on the Israel/Palestine/Gaza situation if you wish to teach about it in your courses. I received help from many people. Special thanks to all PJSA board members, and especially Randy Janzen, Barbara Wien, Mark Lance, Ivan Boothe and other contributors: Sid Shniad, Valerie Elverton Dixon, Michelle Gawerc, John Getz, Benjamin J. Urmston, Maia Hallward, Kerry Bassett, Betty Reardon, Julia Chaitin, and Gordie Fellman.

Posted by PJSA on Aug 18, 2014 at 11:59 AM
PJSA organizational statements

Over the past week, we witnessed the tragic murder of Michael Brown, resulting in civil resistance and a Ferguson/St. Louis County police department's exacerbation of a community expressing its justified frustration and call for peace and justice.

The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) is opposed to all violence. PJSA condemns the police brutality resulting in Michael Brown's death and the harm and harassment of protesters and media.

We are both saddened by the death of Michael Brown and horrified by the continuing national trend of police violence, miscarried justice and increased police militarism emerging in response to peaceful protests.

As part of our ongoing work to bring attention and change to unjust conditions, the PJSA board of directors endorses the proposals from St. Louis community and national leaders, who have suggested the following structural changes:

Posted by PJSA on Jul 22, 2014 at 6:54 PM
PJSA organizational statements

Approved by the Board of Directors on July 22, 2014.

The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) is a bi-national organization (United States and Canada), 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. Due to the growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza, PJSA has prepared the following statement.

We call on all actors in the current violent conflict between Hamas and Israel to end their military offensives immediately. We are alarmed by the rising number of casualties — the majority of whom are civilians and Palestinian.

We believe that all people in Israel and Palestine have the human right to live in peace, and to not be subjected to violence and the fear of violence. The current retaliatory violence from both sides is not only morally wrong, but strategically very short sighted, and will not bring peace or justice to either the Palestinians or the Israelis.

Posted by PJSA on Jul 12, 2014 at 12:02 PM

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2014 PJSA conference at the University of San Diego is now open!

Register now for the conference, Oct. 16–18.

The 2014 PJSA conference will include proposals that tell new stories, shift perspectives on old ones, include participants who are not commonly at the table, and develop transformation and emerging possibilities. Our conference will be held on the beautiful campus of the University of San Diego on a mesa overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Posted by PJSA on May 9, 2014 at 1:05 PM

The Peace and Justice Studies Association's 2014 annual conference, “Courageous Presence: Shifting Stories and Practices of Peace,” will take place October 16–18, 2014 in San Diego, California, USA. We hope you'll join us!

To work for peace and justice from a place of hope, compassion, and persistence requires courage — not only to face conflict, suffering, and violence, but also to claim one's own share of the trouble and thereby disrupt the cycle of disowned projection that creates the Other. Such courageous presence invites spaciousness, creativity, and inclusivity.

In this spirit, the 2014 PJSA conference will include proposals that tell new stories, shift perspectives on old ones, include participants who are not commonly at the table, and develop transformation and emerging possibilities. Our conference will be held on the beautiful campus of the University of San Diego on a mesa overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Posted by PJSA on Mar 1, 2014 at 8:22 AM

The Peace and Justice Studies Association announces its 2014 annual conference: “Courageous Presence: Shifting Stories and Practices of Peace,” October 16–18, 2014, in San Diego, California, USA.

Proposal Submission Deadline: April 1, 2014.

To work for peace and justice from a place of hope, compassion, and persistence requires courage — not only to face conflict, suffering, and violence, but also to claim one's own share of the trouble and thereby disrupt the cycle of disowned projection that creates the Other. Such courageous presence invites spaciousness, creativity, and inclusivity.

Posted by PJSA on Jan 9, 2014 at 12:00 PM
PJSA organizational statements

Approved by the Board of Directors on Jan. 9, 2014.

The Peace and Justice Studies Association, a bi-national organization devoted to the promotion of peace and justice and to the creation of a better world through scholarship, education, and activism, unequivocally implores the governments of Canada and the U.S. to adhere to their treaty agreements with indigenous groups, which in international law have the same status as any other treaty agreements between sovereign countries. We deplore the horrific treatment of indigenous peoples in these and other countries and call on activists, advocates, and allies everywhere to support the land and resource rights of indigenous peoples.

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