Roadmap for Peace


More than 30 organizations agree: Our
current foreign policy hasn’t worked.


As an outgrowth of the AFSC’s “Wage Peace Campaign,”
more than 30 organizations developed five key principles
on war, weapons, sustainable agriculture, the environment,
and human rights.

We need new thinking — ideas that advance human dignity and opportunity, ideas that lay a deeper foundation for lasting security.

And the United States can lead the way.

With AFSC leadership, more than 30 movers and shakers — think tanks, faith-based groups, nongovernmental organizations, and others — built five key principles to lead our next administration.

We’re at a crossroads. These principles form our roadmap for bold steps into a more peaceful, more secure future.

1.  Our nation should invest in peace.

Our country should invest in diplomacy, development, and conflict prevention — cost-effective ways to improve national and global security.


2.  Strengthen the civilian agencies that work on peace and development issues.

The military is not an effective relief agency.  The government needs a strong civilian foreign assistance and crisis response team.


3.  Give diplomacy a chance.

With a highly skilled diplomatic corps, the United States can prevent conflict and restore its international reputation.


4.  Be a part of global peace-building efforts.

We must work with renewed commitment in international institutions and partners to address major global conflicts and challenges, such as nonproliferation, climate change, migration, public health, and poverty.


5.  Create justice through good development and trade policies.

The nation’s interests, and the world’s, benefit from trade and development policies that alleviate poverty, treat men and women equally, and protect the environment.



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Endorsing Organizations

·        3D Security Initiative

·        Africa Action

·        Agricultural Missions, Inc.

·        American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

·        Better World Campaign

·        Bread for the World

·        Church Women United

·        Church World Service

·        Citizens for Global Solutions

·        Common Cause

·        Enough: the Project to End Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

·        Foreign Policy in Focus

·        Fourth Freedom Forum

·        Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)

·        Gender Action

·        Global Works Foundation

·        Islamic Society of North America

·        Jubilee USA Network

·        Mennonite Central Committee

·        Methodists United for Peace with Justice

·        Population Action International

·        Presbyterian Church (USA) Washington Office

·        Refugees International

·        September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

·        True Majority

·        United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries

·        United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society

·        The White House Project

·        Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

·        Women Thrive Worldwide

·        Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND)

·        World Learning



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