2016 Annual Conference

The Peace and Justice Studies Association announces its 2016 annual conference…

Obstructing the Old or Constructing the New?
Embracing the Tension to Build the World We Want

September 22-24, 2016
Selkirk College
Nelson and Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada

Selkirk College


Posted by PJSA on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Like many nonprofits, the PJSA has been challenged to maintain the resources necessary for the business of providing professional opportunities and support for our members. Make no mistake: we are committed to you and the work that you do in the world, and have no plans of vanishing any time soon! Indeed, more so now than ever, our collective expertise and vision is essential for turning crises into opportunities and, ultimately, war into peace.

Donate to the PJSA and help us continue this work.

It is in this spirit that we desire to be more than merely a professional association: the PJSA strives to be a resource center, gathering point, networking locus, and (most importantly) a community.

Please help us continue to sustain and grow this crucial effort with a gift today — or recruit a new member tomorrow! Consider leaving a legacy to support the work of peace. And continue participating in our mutual efforts.

Posted by PJSA on Apr 2, 2016 at 11:05 AM



April 1, 2016

The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA), a bi-national association of Canada and the US, is seeking an experienced administrator and progressive leader for the position of Executive Director.

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Posted by PJSA on Mar 16, 2016 at 11:37 AM
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Position Paper: International Migration and Refugee Crisis Intervention
Issued by the Peace and Justice Studies Association
Authored by Jeremy Rinker, Ph.D. and Laura Finley, Ph.D.
Posted by PJSA on Jan 13, 2016 at 6:40 PM
PJSA organizational statements

January 8, 2016
Dr. Philip Graham Ryken, President
Wheaton College
Blanchard Hall
501 College Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187

Dear President Ryken:

We are writing out of deep concern for Dr. Larycia Hawkins. We understand from news reports and statements put out by Wheaton College that Dr. Hawkins has been placed on administrative leave and that now the provost has made a Notice of Recommendation to Initiate Termination-for-Cause Proceedings. We strongly encourage you to immediately reinstate Professor Hawkins and resolve this matter so that she is not terminated from her position.

The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) is a bi-national professional association of peace studies scholars and practitioners in the US and Canada. We are also the North American affiliate of the global International Peace Research Association (IPRA). Our members work at public and private colleges and universities and in not for profit agencies and community organizations to advance peace and justice, both here and abroad.

Posted by PJSA on Sep 1, 2015 at 10:34 AM
PJSA organizational statements

Position Paper: Guns Are Not the Solution to Gender-Based Violence

Issued by the Peace and Justice Studies Association

Authored by Heidi Huse, Ph.D., and Laura Finley, Ph.D.

The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA), in keeping with its mission and values, is opposed to the argument that deadly firearms are the primary if not sole solution to the very serious problem of sexual and domestic assault that traumatizes or kills men, women, and children around the world. 

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 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.


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