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Sat. Feb. 12, 2005
Department of Peace National Campaign Coordinator
Americans For the Department
Our inspiration is:
“It is time that we become as sophisticated at waging peace
as we have become at waging war.” Marrianne Williamson
Most Americans are surprised to learn that there is a Bill in Congress
that would establish a cabinet-level “Department of Peace”.
The Department of Peace would have jurisdiction internationally and domestically.
Abroad, it would provide the President with a full array of options for
non-violent resolution of conflict and highly sophisticated peacemaking
strategies for post-war stabilization, such as those so sorely lacking
in Iraq. Here in the U.S., the Department of Peace would have jurisdiction
to address drug and gang violence, school bullying, prison reform and
domestic abuse. Government agencies addressing these problems, currently
scattered among various departments, would be coordinated under one umbrella
to increase efficiency and effectiveness. Patterned after the military
academies, the Department of Peace would establish a Peace Academy where
students would learn peaceful conflict resolution skills and, after graduation,
would serve in peace-related postings here at home or abroad. You can
play an active role in turning the Department of Peace Bill into law.
AFDOP is a group of committed citizens who are taking action to facilitate
the Department of Peace.
Our mission statement is:
To advocate passage of the federal Bill that is now in Congress to establish
a cabinet-level Department of Peace, through citizen education, grassroots
activism and spiritual commitment.
Our credo is:
"If you think you are too small to be effective, you
have never been in bed with a mosquito." Bette Reese
HERE to receive AFDOP Email Updates with reminders of monthly meetings
and regular updates on the progress of AFDOP and the Department of Peace.
Together we can make a difference!
Americans for the Department of Peace
(AFDOP) is a citizens’ group advocating passage of the Bill
to establish a cabinet level U.S. Department of Peace. We are the Southern
California chapter of the national organization to advocate for this Bill,
“The Peace Alliance”: