COMD is an anti-militarism organization that also challenges the institution of the military, its effect on society, its budget, its role abroad and at home, and the racism, sexism and homophobia that are inherent in the armed forces and Selective Service System. COMD activities include community education, direct action and youth outreach. Individuals sharing our goals are invited to become COMD activists and supporters.
On Earth Peace offers overnight and weekend-long peace retreats for youth. Working with local hosts- congregations, districts, camps, organizations, Peace Retreats are tailored to each group's learning and fellowship goals. Topics can include: bullying, Christian advocacy, just peace, Brethren peacemakers, Christian nonviolence, peacemaking in everyday life, communication and listening, global justice issues, conscientious objection, understanding difference, Biblical roots of peacemaking, conflict resolution, and peacemaking and the creative arts.
In addition, On Earth Peace offers four fully designed retreats:
We help individuals, congregations, communities, and other groups grow in peace through powerful programs of training and accompaniment. Our professional staff and network of experienced volunteers provide skills, support, and spiritual foundations for overcoming violence with the power of love. While grounded in our faith tradition, we work with all kinds of groups -- like schools, churches, community organizations, businesses, government agencies, and others.
The Militarisation in Everyday Life in the UK conference was held in London in October 2013 and was organised by ForcesWatch. It brought together academics, writers, activists and campaigners who are researching, writing, campaigning on, or just concerned about the implications of the militarisation of everyday life in the UK.
Kevin McSorley, University of Portsmouth: Militarism and the body: video
Safepassage Network monitors the practices of the military recuiters in our public schools. It advocates education about the pros and cons of a career in the military so that every student can make an informed choice.
Through articles, images, survey data and interviews, Sowing Seeds: The Militarisation of Youth and How to Counter It documents the seeds of war that are planted in the minds of young people in many different countries. However, it also explores the seeds of resistance to this militarisation that are being sown resiliently and creatively by numerous people. READ MORE