Approved by the Board of Directors on Jan. 9, 2014.
As a community of scholars and educators pursuing development of and critical reflection on knowledge that can contribute to the achievement and maintenance of peace, we believe the recent house vote (HR 1, amendment 1) eliminating all federal funding of the United States Institute of Peace to have been ill advised and detrimental to U.S. and international peace and security interests.
Approved by the Board of Directors on Oct. 17, 2010. The Peace and Justice Studies Association strives to support the dignity of every individual and expresses a firm commitment to the well-being and safety of our members. Gender discrimination and sexual harassment in any form are not only contrary to our aim of a more peaceful and just world, but also morally reprehensible because they undermine the dignity of community members and often represent an unfair exploitation of power.
In response to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Holder vs. Humanitarian Law Project that supports a broad-ranging law that allows Americans who offer advice to banned organizations, including legal assistance and information on conflict resolution, to be prosecuted as terrorists, the Peace and Justice Studies Association makes the following statement:
As one of the leading professional organizations in the fields of peacebuilding, conflict studies and social justice, the Peace and Justice Studies Association strongly condemns Arizona's new immigration law, SB 1070. Joining with other academic and educational associations in related fields, we believe that the law is draconian and ill-advised, and that its application threatens to inflame anti-immigrant sentiments and undermine constructive solutions to the challenges faced by communities in Arizona and across the nation.