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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.

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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.

National week of action in solidarity with Ferguson, St. Louis and beyond

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.

Peace and Justice Studies Association votes to endorse the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign

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.

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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.

Helpful teaching resources on Gaza, Palestine and Israel

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.

Ending police brutality and building justice

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:

Peace and Justice Studies Association Statement on Gaza

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.

The PJSA Supports the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Their Nonviolent Protests Against Governmental Intrusion and Neglect

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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